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Clik, clok, clik, clok...

The sound of red clogs echo through our memories of Chinatown.

Cramped, loud; hawkers selling all manner of things on the streets and five-foot-ways; samsui women making their way home after another hard day's work. An endless cycle of activities would go from day well into the night until they met the next dawn, as if the day never ended.

This was our Chinatown and we loved it. 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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"For mains I ordered Samia's signature dish Rack of Lamb with Tamarind and Coriander Seed Crust, served with yummy olive and potato mash and spicy green beans. The lamb was perfectly done, the way I had requested the chef to do and it was a generous portion."
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"Think about those traditional wooden clogs. They were such a rage with those Samsui women!"
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