Chinatown in Singapore is a great place to explore. A cluster of lovely little coloured shophouses surrounded by the usual highrise apartment blocks. This crumbly quarter is perfect to walk around. Go close to dinner time and enjoy a meal in one of Smith Street’s restaurants or at the Maxwell Food Centre – a very “local” hawker’s market.
We walked up Tanjong Pagar Road, across to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple on South Bridge Street, through the tacky markets on Sago Street, ate at one of the many delicious Chinese restaurants on Smith Street and finished up with a freshly squeezed vegetable juice at the Maxwell Food Centre.
I love how much energy these Chinese Buddhist statues convey…
…and how serene these statues are.
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I love the statues and all the lively colors! If I see a few more articles like these, I might be tempted to change my travel plans and head to southeast Asia!
Hannah, if I were you I’d do everything else in the world first because once you hit SE Asia you will be hooked!!!
Fantastic photos! Chinatown was one of our favorite neighborhoods in Singapore, we loved the mix of Buddhist and Hindu temples, the food markets and the pretty shophouses.
Thanks! I’m glad you liked them. I’ve been working hard to improve my photography and take pictures of my surroundings and not just Reuben!!
Oh, I wish we could live in Singapore for a bit. four days just wasn’t enough! It’s such a shame it’s so expensive to rent apartments there. It’d be the ideal base in Asia if it was a bit more budget-friendly.
Good mix of old and new. SG is such a wonderful place. I’m definitely going back. One trip is not enough.
I would LOVE to go to Singapore…. great photos 🙂
I LOVE Singapore’s Chinatown. I got some gorgeous hand fans at the market near the temple. Still some of my favorites. And you can never go wrong with a fresh squeezed juice while exploring the city. My favorite is still sour sop!
I could live in Singapore so easily. It’s SO easy with kids. Singapore’s Chinatown was the nicest out of the three we went to (Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore).
That one guy had like 40 abs! How does that work haha.
Squeeze vegetable juices are really fresh and delicious to taste. And also perfect for all seasons.