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stories of chinatown
Like all the great things, Chinatown had a humble beginning.

Following Singapore's founding, migrants looking to make their fortune in Singapore began arriving in droves. Life back then wasn't easy for the man on the street and home often meant nothing more than a wooden board to serve as a bed. Fresh water had to be carted in by bullock-drawn carts, the practice of which gave rise to Chinatown's other name - Niu Che Shui, or Bullock-Cart-Water.

Over the years, Chinatown has changed and evolved, but it remains our beloved enclave of culture and tradition, defined by the very people who live, work and play on its streets - and here are their stories.
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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"Juey Huey my fav MUA! is the one squatting down, i was browsing japanese bridal magazine that she passed to me for the hairstyles i like. I feel that the Japanese are really very creative and good in making brides look gorgeous on their big day. They used a lot of flowers on their hair! Which local brides seldom do. And the flowers are so big and nice! I love their hairstyles."
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"Overall, it was a fantastic dinner filled with good food and conversation. Chef Nish came across as extremely friendly and affable when he came to talk to us as each course was served. His explanation about the origin of the foods and where his inspiration came from brought across his passion for food. It's great when you hear people talking about something they are passionate about."
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