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10 Nov 2017
Chinatown Featured in The Ultimate Guide to Singapore
We all know what an exciting destination Singapore is, and can understand why so many people travel from around the world to come here. After all, in Singapore there is so much to see and do. Those of us living here know all about this great city’s many fine restaurants, the historical locations, and world famous attractions. But with the vast number of things on offer, it can be difficult for people in other parts of the world to know just what they should be seeing and doing when they visit us.

This is why travel experts Jetline Cruise have assembled an ultimate guide to Singapore, and we are very happy that they decided to include Chinatown as a must visit destination while in Singapore! Jetline Cruise reached out to us and asked us for our own tips on what to see and do in Chinatown, which have been included in the article. It was great to be involved in the piece and tell the world about what makes Singapore’s Chinatown such a special location.

Click here to read the full piece, including the complete section on Chinatown with all our top tips and advice for visitors. Enjoy!
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17 Oct 2017
Tea Appreciation at Chinatown Visitor Centre
Chinese tea is an important part of Chinese tradition and being the home to Chinese culture, Chinatown Business Association would like to promote this unique tradition especially to tourists visiting Chinatown. By having our stakeholders in Chinatown to showcase their expertise and products, we believe that it will bring tourists an authentic Chinese tea experience.

Date: 3 and 4 November 2017
Time: 9.30am - 8.30pm
Venue: Chinatown Visitor Centre (Behind Buddha Tooth Relic Temple)
Address: No 2 Banda Street S059962

Tea purchases and tea demonstrations are available. Click here for the time slots of tea demo.
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10 Oct 2017
Road Closures around Chinatown Vicinity
Due to Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 race route, some road/lanes will be closed on 3 December 2017.

Click here to see the affected roads, closer timing and map.

Visit https://singaporemarathon.com/ for more info.
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10 Aug 2017
7th Month Festival 2017
Chinatown Business Association will be organizing the annual 7th month festival event on 6th September 2017 at Chinatown. There will be prayer ceremony starting 11am onwards along Chinatown and Getai performance from 7.30pm-10pm at Kreta Ayer Square.

4 burnings bins will be allocated on the streets of Chinatown from 22nd August to 19th September for the public to burn their paper offerings. Please be reminded that burning of joss papers on walkways, drain gratings, or any common areas (i.e. on the streets) are prohibited.

Click through to find out more about the designated burning areas with burning bins.
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25 May 2017
Festivals@Chinatown - Dragon Boat Festival Rice Dumpling Tasting Event 2017
Chinatown Business Association celebrated Dragon Boat Festival on the 6th May 2017 at Kreta Ayer Square, with a rice dumpling tasting event. As part of the celebration, we planned a few exciting activities and performances for the event.

Opened to the public with free admission, our main highlight of the event was the food tasting segment where participants get to sample the rice dumplings offered by different merchants. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves that evening!
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12 Apr 2017
Festivals@Chinatown - Dragon Boat Festival Rice Dumpling Tasting Event
Chinatown Business Association is organizing a Rice Dumpling Tasting Event on 6th May 2017, 2pm - 5pm at Kreta Ayer Square, Chinatown to celebrate one of Chinatown's key festivals, Dragon Boat Festival. A variety of brands with different flavours of rice dumpling will be showcased during the event to drive more awareness of Chinatown's culture as well as rice dumpling brands in Singapore. One of the highlights is Sakura Ebi Dumpling. We have planned exciting programs and activities such as carnival snacks and goodie bags giveaway, free photo taking at photobooth and stage performance. Come and join the fun! It's free entry and all are welcomed.
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3 Apr 2017
Refurbishment at Chinatown Street Market to begin May 2017 - Media Advisory
Refurbishment works at the Chinatown Street Market will begin from 15 May 2017 and are expected to conclude by end 2018. Involving all Chinatown Street Market stalls along Pagoda, Sago, Smith and Trengganu Streets, this effort is aimed at enhancing Chinatown's visitor experience and improving fire safety.

We have begun our refurbishment work but Businesses are as usual. Do come and visit the only street Market in Singapore.
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7 Feb 2017
Chinatown Business Association Spring Gathering Dinner 2017
Chinatown Business Association welcomed the year of the Rooster with our Spring Gathering Celebration Dinner for all members, stakeholders and business partners on 07th February 2017 (Tuesday), 7.30pm - 10.30pm at Yan Palace Restaurant. The evening will commenced with a banquet dinner, games, special performances and ended with our annual lucky draw.

We would like to congratulate those who won the lucky draw prizes and thank all members who took their time out from their busy schedule to attend the celebration dinner. Click through to see the photos from dinner!
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23 Jan 2017
Chinatown Food Street (CFS)
Chinatown Food Street (CFS) ushers in the Year of the Rooster with exciting Lunar New Year activities installed for you! From now till 28 Feb 2017, visit CFS and make a wish on the CFS Wishing Tree for extra good luck and prosperity! PLUS! on 20 - 21 Jan 2017, from 4pm - 6pm, visit our caricature booth to take home your very own caricature drawing! Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.chinatownfoodstreet.sg for more information.
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14 Jan 2017
Festivals@Chinatown - People's Choice Sauce Tasting Event
For Chinese New Year 2017, Chinatown Business Association held her inaugural People's Choice Sauce Tasting event at Kreta Ayer Square on 14th January 2017. The sauce tasting event is a first for Chinatown. There were approximately 400 members of the public tasted and evaluated the sauces offered by the various participating hotels and manufacturers. Click through to see the photos from the event!
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10 Jan 2017
Ambassadors' Programme
The Singapore Tourism Board is rolling out a Roving Ambassadors' Programme; a pilot initiative to help visitors explore Singapore by having volunteers provide general directions, answer to queries and provide recommendations. The programme's objective is to enhance visitors' overall experience in Chinatown and discover its hidden gems. Volunteers are easily identifiable in red. Roving ambassadors avail themselves from 10am - 1pm, and 3pm - 6pm on the following dates:
1. 16 December 2016 - 2 January 2017 (2 weeks)*
2. 16 March 2017 - 16 April 2017 (4 weeks)
*Excluding Christmas (25 Dec 2016) and New Year (1 Jan 2017).
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5 Jan 2017
Festivals@Chinatown - People's Choice Sauce Tasting Event
Chinatown Business Association is organising People's Choice Sauces Tasting Event on the 14 January 2017 from 2-5pm at Kreta Ayer Square. Come taste and cast your vote for your favourite XO sauce, Chilli sauce, Light soya sauce, Dark soya sauce and Innovative sauce. We have planned exciting programs and activities to include carnival snacks and goodie bags giveaway, free photo taking at photo booth, and stage performances just for you! You may also be one of five lucky winner of a 80 dollar voucher. All are welcome and free admission! See you there!
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24 Nov 2016
Pagoda Street Playstreet: Chinatown Playstreets Special Features
Date: 26 Nov 2016, Saturday
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Venue: Pagoda Street, Chinatown

The 'Chinatown Playstreet', organized by Singapore Wellness Association supported by Chinatown Business Association, is developed for the tourist and local community visiting Chinatown. The aim is to educate and develop greater interest in traditional Chinese folk games. Do join us for some FUN on the STREETS!

If you miss out this, look out for the next Playstreet on 17 Dec 2016, Saturday on Pagoda Street!
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19 Sep 2016
AGM 2016
For the upcoming AGM 2016, please submit your final resolution request to melvin@chinatown.org.sg by 22 September 2016, 12 noon for us to do the necessary process.
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16 Aug 2016
Releasing of Pokémon Go Lure Modules in Chinatown
Date: 12 Aug to 31 Aug 2016
Time: 9am to 9pm
Venue: Chinatown Street Market (Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Banda Street)

Good news to all Pokémon Go trainers out there! We will be placing lures in the vicinity of Chinatown and the trainers will get a chance to hunt down their favourite Pokémon. Head down to Chinatown to catch 'em all! What are you waiting for?
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12 Aug 2016
Fancy Dress Contest 2016 - One Moonlit Night in Old Shanghai
To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2016, Chinatown Business Association will be hosting the annual Fancy Dress Contest on 10th September 2016 at Kreta Ayer Square, Chinatown. This year, the theme will be "One Moonlit Night in Old Shanghai". Contest participants are to dress in styles or costume relevant to the theme and will stand a chance to win attractive prizes by joining the contest!

Click here to download the registration form for the contest.
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29 Jul 2016
Festivals@Chinatown - Mooncake Blind Tasting Contest
In celebration for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival 2016, Chinatown Business Association will be organizing a mooncake blind tasting contest on 4th September 2016, 2pm-5.30pm at Kreta Ayer Square in search for the favourite mooncakes in the featured categories. The Public are welcomed to taste and vote for their favourite mooncakes in the featured categories and there will be prizes to be won and freebies given away during the event!
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29 Jul 2016
CBA 7th Month Festival 2016
Chinatown Business Association will be organizing the annual 7th month festival event on 15th August 2016 at Chinatown. There will be prayer ceremony starting 11am onwards along Chinatown and Getai performance from 7.30pm-10pm at Kreta Ayer Square.
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29 Jul 2016
Dragon Boat Festival @ Chinatown 2016
Chinatown Business Association celebrated the dragon boat festival on 14th May 2016 at Kreta Ayer Square and we broke the Singapore Book of Records by having 338 people eating dumplings at one place at the same time. Click through to see the pictures from the event!
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15 Dec 2015
Learn how to make Tang Yuan for FREE this Winter Solstice Festival
Blogger fatboydonttlie shares about events happening in Chinatown this Winter Solstice!
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1 Oct 2015
Free walking tour - Footprints of our Forefathers
Chinatown have many interesting history and places that not many people know. So join the free walking tour to discover it yourself!
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3 Sep 2015
Celebrate Mid-Autumn at the Lee Association!
Musical Performances, Lantern Making, and Calligraphy Writing
Date: 18th Sep, Friday
Time: 5pm - 9pm

Lantern Walk, Lantern Riddles, and Mooncake Tasting
Date: 19th Sep, Saturday
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The Lee Association is at 25 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069705. Admission is free and open to public!
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22 Jul 2015
Mid-autumn festival 2015 - Back to the 60s registration form
Chinatown Business Association is organizing a fancy dress contest in celebration for the upcoming Mid-autumn festival 2015. The contest will happen along Pagoda Street on 26 September 2015. Contest participants are to dress in styles or costume from the 1960s to compete and will stand a chance to win attractive prices for both adult and kids categories.

Click here to download the registration form for the contest.
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9 Oct 2014
Fire Walking 2014 Lane Closure / Temporarily route diversion
The annual Fire Walking (Theemithi) Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple will take place from 12th October 2014, Sunday, 6pm to 7am the following day, 13th October 2014.
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29 Sep 2014
Hungry? Look what Chinatown Complex Food Centre has to offer!
One of the biggest and most popular hawker centre, the Chinatown Complex Food Centre embodies the best food Singapore has to offer. You'll find a wide variety of authentic dishes such as Claypot Rice, Braised Pork Noodles as well as cheap Dim Sum all in one place! (Source: Leslie Tay)
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24 Sep 2014
New café opens on Keong Saik Road!
Chinatown might be the upcoming go-to destination for café hoppers - see what other food bloggers have to say! (Source: Nicole Poi)
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18 Sep 2014
10 Stalls to Try At The New Chinatown Food Street
If you are a traveller to Singapore and want to try as many of our famous local cuisines all at once, then you must visit the Chinatown Food Street! From Hokkien Mee to Satay Beehoon, savour the taste of authentic local food here in Chinatown! (Source: DanielFoodDiary.com)
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15 Sep 2014
Staying At Amoy Hotel and Exploring Chinatown
At Chinatown, there's something for everyone - The Foodie, The Gym Rats, The Photography Enthusiasts, The Shopaholic, and The Explorer. (Source: Grace Tan)
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8 Sep 2014
CBA E-Newsletter Issue 19
Get ready to bask yourself in the colourful Mid-Autumn festivities!
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2 Sep 2014
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations 2014
The theme of this year's Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival is "A Blooming Mid Autumn" where the streets of Chinatown will be lit up by a spectacular display of colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes.
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27 Aug 2014
CBA 7th Month Festival Pictures
Click to view the pictures from the event!
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7 Aug 2014
CBA E-Newsletter Issue 18
CBA wishes all members a Happy National Day!
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27 Jul 2014
Chinatown Song
The Singapore's Chinatown Song recently claimed the no.1 position in some of Guang Dong's radio billboard. Click to hear the song on youtube!
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30 May 2014
Chinatown Visitor Centre GSS Sale
Journey back in time with a piece of Chinatown this Great Singapore Sale with one-of-a-kind tote bags, notebooks and gift wrapping paper at specially discounted prices from 30 May to 27 July.
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28 Mar 2014
CNY Spring Gathering Dinner 2014
A big thank you to everyone for making it a great success! Click through to see the pictures from the event!
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28 Mar 2014
Chinatown SG is on Instagram
Follow us @chinatownsingapore or #chinatownsg
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6 Feb 2014
Yuanxiao Festival Lantern Walk
Join our Lantern Walk and experience one of the oldest historic districts at night while carrying brightly-lit lanterns, just like how kids who lived here would have done so 50 years ago.
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5 Feb 2014
CVC closed at 6pm on 11th February 2014, Tuesday
CVC closed at 6pm on 11th February 2014, Tuesday for CNY Spring Gathering Celebrations 2014 Dinner
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5 Feb 2014
Food Street
Read the latest updates on the renovation progress of Chinatown's Food Street.
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5 Feb 2014
MY HEARTLAND CARNIVAL
Catch talented sand artists at My Heartland Carnival in Chinatown!
30 Jan 2014
CVC closed at 6pm on Lunar New Year's eve
CVC closed at 6pm on Lunar New Year's eve
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11 Jan 2014
Road Closure Notice for Lunar New Year 2014
Road Closure Notice for Lunar New Year 2014
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10 Jan 2014
Galloping to Prosperity
Be a part of our Chinese New Year celebrations with street stalls, live shows, lion dance competitions and a countdown party!
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6 Jan 2014
Lion Dance
Come down and watch our Lion Dance Performances at Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street!
Lion Dance Poster
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29 Nov 2013
Food Street
Read the latest updates on the renovation progress of Chinatown's Food Street.
Chinatown Food Street Announcement Chinese
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29 Nov 2013
Lion Dance
Catch the special Lion Dance Performance by Zhou Jia Quan along Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street!
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20 Oct 2013
Fire Walking Festival 2013
The annual Fire Walking Festival organised by the Sri Mariamman Temple will be happening Sunday, 20 October.
30 Jul 2013
Hoarding up of Smith Street
Smith Street will be hoarded up from 18 July to 30 November 2013 for street works.
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30 Jul 2013
Chinatown Street Market Makeover
Over 70 shopfront street stalls along Chinatown's Street Market will be getting a makeover.
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19 Jul 2013
Singapore HeritageFest 2013
A yearly event, HeritageFest is once again back in Chinatown, with this year's theme as "Memories For Tomorrow".
1 Jul 2013
Mid Autumn Festival
Chinatown comes alive this Mid-Autumn Festival, with a Lantern Making Competition, Lantern Painting Competition, Night Market, Nightly Stage Shows and more!
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25 Apr 2013
Chinatown Food Street to close for renovations
The food street will be revamped to include a high-ceiling shelter with an in-built cooling system, as well as expanded hawker offerings.
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25 Apr 2013
Chinatown Food Street closed from 1 May
Chinatown Food Street (CFS) located on Smith Street will be closed from 1 May to make way for renovations. The revamped CFS will be ready in the last quarter of 2013.
25 Apr 2013
Closure of Chinatown Food Street on 1 May 2013
Chinatown Food Street (CFS), located on Smith Street, will be closed from 1 May 2013 to make way for renovations. As a result of this closure, shophouse units 9 - 29 and 37 - 41 will be affected. All other units will remain operational.
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16 Apr 2013
Tuesday Report : Where We Connect 2 - Episode 3
Watch Peter Lim talk about Chinatown in Where We Connect!
12 Apr 2013
Mickael Bellemene Awesome Performance outside CVC
Special Performance by Mickael Bellemene @ Chinatown Visitor Centre (CVC) on 12 April 2013.
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25 Mar 2013
鍾潔嵐 - 牛車水 MV
《新加坡》這一個花園城市,很迷人 - 市容清潔、到處花草、生活安定、經濟穩定,還很進取,真有點像現寫世界裡的世外桃源似­的,美得像神話,教人神往。
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21 Jan 2013
Chinese New Year's Eve Party
Usher in the year of the snake with song and dance at Mediacorp's Chinese New Year Party in Chinatown!
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14 Dec 2012
Saj And Kumar Sr 2: Saj and Kumar Sr 2 Episode 9
In this new season of Saj & Kumar, the wacky duo embarks on a quest to learn about the history of the Indian Heritage in Singapore through the eyes of people and businesses that exist today.
27 Sep 2012
食尚玩家
就要醬玩 - 說走就走新加坡瘋狂競走團
4 Jun 2012
chinatown charm - 5 places to visit in keong saik rd
Check out this great article by honeycombers on 5 great places to visit in Keong Saik road!
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1 Feb 2012
new chinatown visitor centre attracts over 10,000 in a week
Find out why our new visitor centre is a hit with the crowds!
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1 Dec 2011
singapore university of technology and design students design chinatown street light-up
For the first time ever, Chinatown's Lunar New Year street light-up will be designed by students!
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1 Dec 2011
chinatown chinese new year celebration 2012
Make a wish and stand to win an iPad!
22 Nov 2011
good eats: singapore's chinatown
Follow Joy from My turkish Joys as she eats her way across Chinatown!
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17 Nov 2011
chef andre: the original intention behind cooking is beauty
Renowned Taiwanese chef Andre talks about the inspiration behind his unique cooking style.
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31 Oct 2011
singapore chinatown walking tour
Ambot-Ah goes on a walking tour around Chinatown - check out their spectacular pictures!
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12 Oct 2011
going back in time at the chinatown heritage centre
Read a short and sharp introduction to the Chinatown Heritage Centre!
24 Sep 2011
singapore offers custom-made pods in hostel
Find out more about Chinatown's soon-to-open Matchbox Concept Hostel for flashpackers!
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23 Sep 2011
ba dao guan seafood restaurant singapore chinatown
Renowned food blog Tasteiest finds a gastronomical treat at Ba Dao Guan Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown!
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10 Sep 2011
more than 10,000 people celebrate mid-autumn festival
With dragon dances, fire-eaters and fireworks, our mass lantern walk attracted over 10,000 participants!
7 Sep 2011
chinatown - explore singapore's busiest streets
World Village beautifully summarises Chinatown Singapore in a nutshell!
7 Sep 2011
10 food markets with an appetizing architecture
Chinatown's Food Street is the only Asian destination to be listed as one of the top 10 food markets in the world with distinct architecture!
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31 Aug 2011
who will be the bazaar king?
Over the next three weeks, these teams will try to outwit each other in the 'I am a Bazaar King' Competition, where they will be judged in areas such as profits and business management.
30 Aug 2011
mid-autumn festivities kick off in chinatown
Some 20,000 people took part in the light-up ceremony on Tuesday evening to kick off the annual mid-autumn festival celebrations in Chinatown.
21 Aug 2011
iconic lanterns with singapore flavour win contest
Madam Ivy Yeo's eco-friendly lantern and the lantern made by her 11 year-old granddaughter emerged as winners in the inaugural Singapore Iconic Lantern Design Competition.
19 Aug 2011
no need to flash the cash - singapore is the ultimate destination for the flash packer
Matchbox The Concept Hostel and The Wink Hostel are all geared up to serve the flood of affluent Flash Packers flocking to Singapore.
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16 Aug 2011
they came from the other side
in2it.sg braved the chilling legends of the seventh month and joined Chinatown's Walking with the 'Good Brothers' tour to find out more!
15 Aug 2011
singapore: old heart of the city
For most Kiwi travellers, a Singapore hotel stopover often means a comfortable but characterless opportunity to recharge before the next long-haul flight to Europe. But staying in Chinatown changes that, with the most intense energy and colours of the city right outside your hotel.
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27 Jul 2011
best singapore rooftop bars
CNNGo listed 15 best rooftop bars in Singapore, and guess what? Three are located in Chinatown!
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20 Jul 2011
calling young entrepreneurs to jazz up mid-autumn festival
Business-savvy youths are invited to jazz up this year's Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore's Chinatown.
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13 Jul 2011
5 reasons to return to duxton hill
The Duxton area has shrugged off its cloak of sleaze: Step forward Singapore's latest throbbing hotbed for original food and drink concepts.
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21 Jun 2011
home remedies
Why can't every weekend project turn out like this: Pick out stuff you can't ever buy in Singapore; get the distribution rights... do a little side business selling them from home; find yourself the proud owner of a store stocked with gorgeous furniture four years later because you 'suffered a mid-career crisis'.
13 Jun 2011
10 non-chinese around chinatown
Not just a haven for SIA uniform knock-offs and "Singapore is a 'fine' city" tees, Singapore's Chinatown is fast-becoming a foodie favourite, with restaurants from all corners of the globe.
31 May 2011
top 10 things to visit in singapore
The red dot design museum, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre and Chinatown are among the top 10 things to visit in Singapore.
22 May 2011
a chinese town in singapore
I find it remarkable that the largest and oldest Hindu temple (Sri Mariamman Temple), Mosque, and Chinese temples are located near each other. It says a lot about the people here in Singapore, despite differences of religious beliefs they managed to live harmoniously and peacefully side by side.
20 May 2011
porcelain hotel features a unique oriental spa
Porcelain Hotel in the heart of Singapore's historic Chinatown precinct is now open. The charming hotel combines a fascinating European 1930's styled façade with modern contemporary interiors. A special feature at the hotel is its signature spa - Huang Ah Ma (Manchurian traditional expression for Royal Father), which has Eastern-inspired massage treatments.
19 May 2011
the best of chinatown
From its rich historical value to its modern flavors, experience the magic of Chinatown right in the palm of your hands from I-S Magazine's pull-out guide.
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19 May 2011
chinatown has 3 of CNN Go's top 10 best hawker food stalls in singapore
Food blogger Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost listed the top 10 best hawker makans in Singapore, and in the list are 3 stalls from Chinatown Singapore!
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11 Apr 2011
chinatown woos youth via facebook
Chinatown is no longer a place that young people flock to for Chinese New Year festive goodies. Now, more of them are being drawn to make regular visits, lured by the new, hip businesses like spas and boutique hotels, and updates of activities on new media - including a website, Facebook group and Twitter account.
6 Apr 2011
where else can you expect cubans?
Today I put Singapore's claim to being a "multicultural city" to the test. In a couple hours, within the span of one block in Chinatown I ate some Japanese Yakitori, drank a beer from Thailand, ate Chinese food, drank an irish coffee and smoked a cuban cigar... not bad.
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27 Mar 2011
singapore boutique hotelier turns wrecks into gems
They may look like wrecks to most people, but to Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng creaking warehouses or unused school buildings can be architectural gems just waiting to be polished.
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23 Mar 2011
chinatown cultural trail
Check out the 8 recommended stops in Chinatown at the ComeSingapore.com
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2 Mar 2011
duxton hill's dirty side gets cleaned up
Girly bars close shop and make way for trendy businesses in the conservation neighborhood of Duxton Hill.
22 Feb 2011
taylor swift in singapore's chinatown
Taylor Swift has posted a nine-minute video blog on YouTube with highlights from the Asian leg of her Speak Now tour. Taylor's excursions into Singapore's Chinatown with her band are included throughout the video, along with footage of her cutting her female band members' hair.
10 Feb 2011
chinatown food street is one of singapore's top 10 best hawker centres
In the daytime, Smith Street has nothing but a handful of untended metallic stalls. Come back as the sun sets and you will find yourself in a mouth-watering world of white-hot woks, tossed noodles, Korean dishes and flavoured scents.
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