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stories of chinatown
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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"The hotel's quirky use of space, colour and style has been likened to an art gallery as Singaporean artists have work displayed in concept rooms including a mirror room, a hanging bed room, an aquarium room and a loft room."
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"Thian Hock Keng Temple is one of Singapore's oldest and most eye-popping temples. Dedicated to Ma Cho Po, goddess of the sea, it was built by early Chinese Hokkien immigrants in gratitude for safe passage to Singapore."
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