Chinatown is located in the Outram district of Singapore. It is not only a perfect place for tourist to explore the Singapore’s Chinese culture and history but even more than that. This is an amazing place for shopping as well as for dining. It also has many cafes, markets and traditional Chinese shops where many tourists love to spend their time here. Below are the few place where tourist to Chinatown must visit.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) is a massive four-story temple & traditionally designed in Chinese architectural style. The temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha', also they host Weekly Free Guided Tour of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Its richness in history and art make plenty of tourists to visit here. This has become one of a popular attraction in Chinatown. This Temple has also won the 2015 Travelers Choice Award by Tripadvisor.
Masjid Jamae is one of the earliest mosques in Singapore, and is located in the South Bridge Rd in Chinatown. This is an old mosque (masjid) dating back to 1826 and was built in the eclectic architectural style. This mosque is also known as Big Mosque, Maideen Mosque and Chulia Mosque the among the Tamil Muslim community in Singapore. It was declared a National Monument of Singapore in year 1974.
Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple that was built in the year 1827 in the Dravidian style. This temple was is one of the most prominent places of worship for Tamil Hindus living in Singapore. An annual fire-walking ceremony is held here every October or November which draws the attention of many tourist to here. It was declared a National Monument of Singapore in 1827.
"It is only in Chinatown in Singapore, where you can find a Mosque, a Hindu Temple and a Buddhist Temple located in close proximity as a sign of harmony!"
Chinatown Heritage Centre in Pagoda St is another tourist attraction in Chinatown that gives answer for the question, "How Singapore’s early Chinese migrants were lived at once in Singapore?" You can see various things that was used at once by the earliest people of Singapore. The soda bottles used at once, the cycle used at once, the hanging thanking notes of peoples who successfully reached Singapore safely from China via sea route, pictures of World War II, the gambling tables, flip board of the Chinese family name living in Singapore and all those very old things from Egg Baskets to Opium Pipe will tell you the colorful history! This is the place in Chinatown where history of Singapore is yet alive!
Chinatown Food Street in Smith St of Chinatown is one of the best places to eat cheap, tasty and authentic local food in Singapore. The street is very clean and hygiene and seem very busy in the evenings session, the quality of the food is good and quick with friendly service. As part of the renovations in 2013, city-planners installed a brand new roof, making this as a perfect all-day, all-time dinging spot in Chinatown whatever the weather is. This is right in the heart of Chinatown, a perfect places for foodies.
Yet Chinatown has some other places to visit like Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge- A place where you can get the view of Singapore skyline, Hong Lim Park (Speakers Corner), Singapore City Gallery, Red Dot Design Museum- The largest design museum in Asia, Singapore Coin and Notes Museum, Thian Hock Keng Temple- The oldest and most important Chinese temple in Singapore which is dedicated to Taoist goddess named Mazu. Click the image below to visit the Official Page of Chinatown Singapore.