Chinatown in Singapore is one of the places I often like to visit, I like the colors, I like to go to the market, buy ingredients that I do not find in supermarkets like Fairprice or Coldstorage and I like to taste some typical Chinese dishes. In general, watching people and taking photos nourish my creativity. Is nice to come with friends that are visiting me from abroad and show them around.
How to get there
Moving around Singapore is usually very easy, the subway provides an excellent service, I never saw a delay, I never saw a train that was too crowded even during rush hours. If you missed the metro you only have to wait for a maximum of 4 minutes for the next one to arrive. In general, the bus, taxi or subway (MRT) are cheap and are very well organized.
I would like to share my itinerary and the pictures I took with you, a short but picturesque trip through the streets of Chinatown Singapore..
Start this tour by taking the subway and getting off at Chinatown MRT stop, then take the exit that you will see indicated on the signs called “Smitstreet”, continue walking until the exit.
You will immediately see that the colors, the red lanterns and other decorations confirm that you are definitely in Chinatown Singapore, enjoy the street vendors and stalls and turn right onto Trengganu St, here you will find the Food street, a street with many food stalls, most of them sell Chinese food but there is an Indian stall almost at the end of the street. You will also walk along the China food complex, where you will find the Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken stall.
The levels of hygiene are categorized with letters, the letter A is the highest, a guarantee of cleanliness and freshness.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Continue down Trengganu St until you reach Sago St then turn left and you will find the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. You can visit it for free, if you are in shorts or a top that they consider inadequate, the temple will provide something to cover up.
The temple is not very old, it was built in 2007, for more detailed information please visit the official website. “Buddha Tooth Relic Temple And Museum”
After visiting the temple and bringing back the clothes you borrowed, take the elevator to the fourth floor, from there walk to the fifth floor and you will find the wonderful open-air roof garden, when I visited there were only two other people, I loved walking among the columns and corridors adorned with orchids, I also enjoyed spinning the giant prayer wheel.
The Hindu temple of Sri Mariamman
When you finish, take the stairs (not the elevator) and while appreciating the small photography exhibition you will reach the exit at Sago st.
Walk left onto Southbridge Road until you reach the intersection with Pagoda St. There you will see the Hindu temple of Sri Mariamman.
The entrance is free but if you want to take photos you have to pay a small collaboration. The shoes must be left at the entrance.
The Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken
The walk opened up your appetite? You can have lunch at the Street food or walk to the Chinatown complex and try the Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken.
This street food stall has won a Michelin star. There is a long queue to try this dish but it is worth it, the chicken is soft and very juicy. Price: $2. (November 2016) Blk 335, Smith Street #02-126, Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore.
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