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Amidst the ultra-modern, towering cityscape of cosmopolitan Singapore, Chinatown stands distinct; a unique blend of old and new, of modernity fused with heritage.
chill out hangouts
Whether it's for hanging out with your friends on a lazy weekend afternoon, a peaceful getaway for some quiet personal time or a cosy spot for you to study at, few can resist the lure of a quaintly decorated café and the aromatic draw of coffee and fresh pastries.
chill out hangouts
Whether it's for hanging out with your friends on a lazy weekend afternoon, a peaceful getaway for some quiet personal time or a cosy spot for you to study at, few can resist the lure of a quaintly decorated café and the aromatic draw of coffee and fresh pastries.
the year in retrospect
2011 has been a landmark year for us here at Chinatown - with the launch of our online initiative and a plethora of festivities and events both old and new, we've had quite a year!
a fitting welcome
The new Visitor Centre will serve as the first and complete stop for visitors looking for information about Chinatown's shops, history, culture and more.
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lanterns, cakes and glorious revolution?
Some say that this date marks the end of the fall harvesting season.
when all hell breaks loose
As night falls, the streets take on an eerie silence as a light fog settles in. Next to a pile of burning ashes, a pale figure with a long, pencil-thin neck squats, poking through the smoking pile of soot, in search of something. The 15th day of the 7th lunar month has arrived, and the gates of Hell have opened.
eat, shop and play!
It's that time of the year again, where everyone will have an official excuse for getting that thing they've always wanted, that thing they sort of wanted, and that thing they never knew they wanted.
the vibrant streets of chinatown
From her earliest days as a trade port to today's incarnation of Chinatown, the one thing that has remained unchanged is the vibrancy of Chinatown's streets.
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the spirit of giving
Despite having different names in different countries, believers around the world gather every Vesak Day to celebrate one thing - the spirit of giving.
21st century chinatowners
Chinatown has always captured the essence of Singapore, her denizens a reflection of the nation....
it's all about food!
Isn't it always? As the Chinese saying goes, food is the peasants' heaven. Even today, the streets of Chinatown are dotted with pastry shops, roadside eateries and restaurants...
our beloved sights
Chinatown's allure lies in its meandering streets and bustling activity. Wander the streets and visit some the precinct's must-see sights...
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lighting up the festive spirit
As the year passes by, Chinatown transforms from one festival to the next, like the change of the seasons...
a humble beginning
Chinatown was not always the glittering cultural jewel of Singapore - like all great things, Chinatown had a humble beginning...
   
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