If you want to know about local
life in Singapore, you can’t pass up a visit to Chinatown. This is a center
of Chinese culture in Singapore. There was a subway stop right near our hotel
and Chinatown was only two stops away, making it very convenient to visit. If
you want to pick up some local gifts or souvenirs, Chinatown is a great place
to do it. It’s where you’re likely to find the best deal on things like
refrigerator magnets, for example. Of course Chinatown is also famous for its
many restaurants. If you’re looking for some good Chinese food in Singapore,
there’s no better place to find it. Take note of the Al-Abrar Mosque on Telok
Ayer Street, or the Jamae Mosque and the Sri Mariamman Temple, as great
examples of the cultural harmony in Singapore. If nothing else, visit the
famous food markets and stroll around until you find something to satisfy
Chinatown integrates the ancient
and modern in Singapore. Here you’ll find the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
(Buddhism), the Sri Mariamman Temple (Hinduism), and the Jamae Mosque (Islam)
all located near each other, demonstrating the ethnic integration and religious
coexistence in Chinatown. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple opened in 2008, as a
large 5-story temple. Its design style combines characteristics of Buddhist
mandala and Tang dynasty architecture. Displays of important aspects in
Buddhist history are rich and colorful. The artistic depictions are exquisite
and vividly show important events spanning hundreds of years. Compared to the
newly completed Chinese temples, the most eye-catching building in Chinatown
is a South Indian temple. Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in
Singapore. It is famous for its colorful towers above the entrances. The
temple features statues of various gods, beasts, and artifacts. Every detail
is exquisitely crafted. The temple walls are decorated with lifelike
sculptures of sacred cows. Its magnificence and complexity are amazing.
Generations of Hindus and Singaporeans have regarded this temple tower as a
landmark in Chinatown. Jamae Mosque is not as famous as the other two
temples, but it is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore. The main entrance
and minaret are very distinctive, so it occupies a prominent place in
Chinatown. Together with the nearby Sri Mariamman Temple, it often appears in
early illustrations, photos, and postcards.
Singapore's tourist street, most of the goods are Yiwu goods, locals are used to it!
Each city has a special cultural street, and Singapore has a lot of cultural streets. Among the many cultural streets, the most noticeable is Chinatown, which is one of the origins of Chinese culture in Southeast Asia. It is also the main settlement of early Chinese in Singapore. It is still the most commercial street with Chinese characteristics, almost every Chinese tourist. I have to punch in here.
Like many Chinatowns, Chinatown is not the name of a single street, but a general term for large blocks including Xinqiao Road, Maxwell Road and Ketair Road. In the past, there was no running water in Singapore, and local residents used ox carts to pull water.
Chinatown has a Buddha tooth temple, which is a Tang-style building with a Buddha tooth relic. The appearance of the Buddhist temple is magnificent and contrasts with the modern buildings in the surrounding area. The incense is strong here, and many tourists come to visit and see a large chanting or singing scene every afternoon.
DSC0352.jpg The streets and lanes of Chinatown are full of rich Chinese style, except for the local old-fashioned hand-letter shops such as beef jerky, as well as various palace lanterns, lanterns, tumblers, goddess of wealth, and small lions. And other crafts. Every year during the Spring Festival, Chinatown has a traditional Chinese New Year performance such as a lion dance performance. The folding fan sold by the
nivine water truck merchant is very fine, whether it is a painter or a carving. Singapores economy has grown to the present, commerce and tourism have become the backbone of the economy, and manufacturing has become increasingly weak.
The daily use of this garden country is highly dependent on imports. The food and vegetables come from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and other neighboring countries. Many handicrafts are Yiwu goods, and some are wholesaled from Guangzhou Yide Road. Visiting some of the shops in Chinatown is like visiting a boutique market in China. Local people are used to this phenomenon.
Chinatown is connected in series to the Singapore subway line, and the subway station is the commercial street. In addition to tourists, many Singaporean Chinese also like to stroll here. There are some old record shops in Chinatown, where you can find a lot of out-of-print vinyl records, and occasionally find some drama records that have disappeared in China.
Chinatown is one of Singapore's gourmet paradise, where you can find a lot of authentic food, such as Bak Kut Teh, fried rice noodles, seafood porridge and so on. Some restaurants or small restaurants have a long history and have become old-fashioned. The Niushuishui Building is one of the core buildings of the entire Chinatown. On the side of the entrance is a leisure and entertainment center, where middle-aged and elderly people often play cards. The basement of the building is the vegetable market, the first floor is a department store selling clothes, CDs, etc. The second floor is a cooked food center, which is a bit like a domestic food city. The small stalls inside are covered, selling all kinds of food and drinks, because of the low price. Singaporeans who work in the vicinity will come and visit. The buildings of Chinatown are mainly composed of colorful buildings. The only crossover bridge is a full Chinese design. On the top, you can see several pavilions with red columns and green tiles. A large number of bougainvillea planted on the edge of the bridge, and the streetscape against each other, is very charming.
Affordable Michelin One Star - Singapore Chinatown
Chinatown (Chinatown) means Singapore Chinatown. The origin of the name of Chinatown was that there was no running water at that time. The scene of the cattle and water transportation was very common in Chinatown. It was called Chinatown. Today, Chinatown is the most concentrated place for Chinese in Singapore. It has snacks from all over China and is a favorite place for Chinese in Singapore. The night market's cattle cart water is shining, a bit like a Chinese temple fair. Today's Chinatown is a modern shopping mall.
When it comes to the hawker center food in Chinatown, everyone will first respond to the Michelin star winners Hong Kong oil chicken rice and daily Hainan chicken rice. But we arrived too late, and every day Hainan chicken and oil chicken rice are gone. I went to eat the Hong Kong oil instant noodles (rice) that I just got stars last year.
Can I say that it is so delicious? We two people divided one bowl in order to continue eating other food. But when neither of them is very satisfied, they should be called half a chicken! ! ! ! ! The advice to everyone is that you must eat half of the chickens. You have to enjoy half a chicken. In order to cooperate with Hainanese chicken, I got the laksa as I wished, although I have already been stuffed with half a chicken. Still trying very hard to eat it, it is delicious and delicious, and I am so hungry! Its perfect with a Lhasa~
TIPS: Dont go too late, the chicken will be sold out!
Legend has it that because Chinatown Singapore lacked running water in its early days, residents had to haul water in on ox carts, thus the area’s Chinese name translates to “Ox Cart Water”. Here travelers have the opportunity to taste a vast variety of delicacies and browse all kinds of affordable souvenirs. There are also tons of traditional-style buildings, like the Sri Mariamman Temple, Masjid Jamae and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.