The Singapore trip is complete with visiting Chinatown in the Outram district. Some streets sell amazing cuisine cheaply at Chinatowns street market and Telok Ayer street. You must see cultural landmarks like Singapore’s oldest Chinese, Thian Hock Keng temple, and many shopping destinations like Pagoda street.
Chinatown Street Markets
A Singapore trip is incomplete without visiting these Chinatown bustling street markets. This street is one of the most popular streets with many shops and stalls that cover the whole street, including pagoda street, or temple street.
This street gives a rich look through its street and stalls and its sounds and smell of serving up an authentic Chinatown experience Mao Shan Wang on Temple Street is famous for its ice cream and pizza topped with durian fruit.
Masjid Jamae (Chulia)
This light green mosque, on South Bridge Road, located in the central Chinatown district, is a real head-turner, with two minarets jutting up towards the sky.
It was established in 1826, making it one of Singapore’s earliest mosques; it is one of three erected by Tamil Muslims from the coast of Southern India.
The mosque is open daily to both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors for free, with tours around the two prayer halls and other areas.
Remember that no shorts or skirts are permitted – you’ll also be given a blue robe on arrival and asked to remove your shoes. Keen photographers are permitted to take photographs quietly.
Singapore Musical Box Museum
The Singapore Musical Box Museum, tucked away inside a temple, showcases dozens of antique musical boxes, which reveal how music was enjoyed before the internet. These music boxes produce sound as a set of pins on a cylinder or disc revolve and pluck the tuned teeth of a steel comb.
Since these instruments are so delicate, you must book a guided tour in advance, which takes around 40 minutes. The museum is open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday. Traveling by train is just a three-minute walk from the Telok Ayer MRT subway stop.
Telok Ayer Street
MRT subway in Telok Ayer is to explore the hip street, buzzing with cool cafes, restaurants, and bars. This area always gives a vibe of activity, and this location is in the heart of the central Business district.
If you are a cocktail lover, head to bitters and love at 118 Telok Ayer Street, this is one of the strip’s hippest bars.
Chinatown’s Maxwell Food Centre
Hawkers center is the best place to explore the authentic flavors of Singapore and Maxwell food center and is the most popular among Singaporeans and tourists. The chicken rice at Tian chicken rice is a Michelin bib gourmand recipient and a must-try dish.
There are many different stalls for food where you can try different cuisines at a very cheap rate.
This Chinatown Complex is the best place for hawkers because they can place their stalls there on that complex.
There are over 260 hawkers who serve many different types of cuisine and also at a very cheap rate.
Head up to the second level to discover traditional Hainanese chicken rice, char kway teow (fried noodles), craft beers, and Michelin-star stalls – mostly at budget-friendly prices.
Over 470 wet markets and sundry stalls fill up the other levels of this unassuming building.
Drama Box – Enjoy A Theatre Show
Suppose you love to see theater or drama. This is the best place to enjoy the drama and shows in Chinatown at the drama box. Here respectable theater companies showcase works that raise social awareness and a sense of civic responsibility among the locals.
Chinatown crossings are one of the best running plays which give you a peak at the streets of Chinatown. If you have time, you must go there to watch famous plays and dramas.
Chinatown Heritage Centre
Know About The History The history of Chinatown Singapore goes back to 1918, before independence when the Chinese migrants settled in that part of Singapore.
Chinatown heritage center is where you learn about their struggles and journey.
The objects inside the street house museum will give you a glimpse of the lifestyle and nightlife of the early settlers.
You can also buy souvenirs from local designers in the shop at the museums.
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Temple Tour There are many things to do in Chinatown. Explore the place on foot and visit the various temples they have.
This vibrant neighborhood in Singapore has many places for tourists to visit.
One of the best places to visit in Chinatown is the Hock Keng temple.
This is one of the oldest temples of the Chinese in Singapore. This temple is built without using nails and This baba house is the traditional Peranakathere and spends time exploring the architecture and carving on these temples’ walls and roofs.
Witness The Peranakan house that has been turned into a museum. The Peranakan is the ethnic group of the early Chinese belonging to the Malay peninsula. Their houses are now built with a particular design.
This baba house is a terrace building that is the former family residence of the wee bin. This is the shipping tycoon of china. This museum contains a history of the main architecture.
Above I have mentioned the things and places you can visit and explore there. You also enjoy some of their best cuisines at cheap rates.