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.
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Limiting the photos of the food I had to preserve the element of surprise that is so special in their omakase! Opted for the 6 course meal with no regrets. Their wine by the glass was really yummy too.
Ambience was bright and serene. We requested for a table with a view and were seated beside the garden. Best view would required you to book their semi private rooms. Service was good but could be more attentive. Overall, I enjoyed the complex flavours and artistry from the chef.
I find Corner House fusion Asian food suits our taste bud very well.
All the dishes are good. My favourite got to be the Salmon and Beef main course.
Will definitely visit again when the menu changes.
It may seem strange to find a Chinatown in majority ethnic Chinese country like Singapore, but in the early 19th century most of the inhabitants were in fact non Chinese. Chinese settlers arriving from China tended to settle in Chinatown and many of them were traders, merchants and shop owners. Today, Chinatown is mostly gentrified and the original trades are largely replaced by souvenir shops, eateries and offices, but the shophouse architecture remains, offering a compelling glimpse into the areas rich historical past.
If you've ever visited China, Singapore's Chinatown neighborhood will bring you right back here. From the small mom-and-pop stores and authentic Chinese food to the bright red lanterns, there's excitement and hustle in this district. You can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre and see the impressive and beautiful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple.
Another temple worth seeing is the Buddha Tooth Relic temple. If you're up early enough (think 4am), you can hear the morning drum ceremony. Or you can just check out the closing ceremony in the evening after viewing the relic.
Heritage markers have been installed throughout the neighborhood in English, Japanese, and simplified Chinese, so visitors can better understand the significance of the area. But this neighborhood is not just a testament to the influence of the Chinese throughout Singapore's past. This is a progressive neighborhood (with free Wi-Fi for all), and it's home to the trendy Ann Siang Hill area, where the quaint bistros and upscale boutiques could be at home in any Western city.
Official site: www.chinatown.sg
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