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Singapore Half-Day City Tour
"You will start from Little India - a haven of Indian culture and ethnicity that embodies the vibrant and colourful pulse of the Indian community in Singapore.Next drive to the mouth of the Singapore River. The Merlion a national icon representing Singapore’s humble beginning as a fishing village is located here. The Merlion Park set against the City as backdrop is a sight not to be missed.Drive past the Financial District to Chinatown and discover the rich her the Chinese first settled here and yet right in its midst you’ll find one of our oldest and picturesque Hindu Temple.Last stop is the Singapore Botanic Gardens the 'green lung' of our city. Experience the calm and serenity of this 52 hectares garden. Located within the grounds is the National Orchid Garden where you can marvel at the wide and colorful variety of Orchids on display."""
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
"Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Singapore city or Sentosa Island hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach with your guide and enjoy the views as you travel to Singapore’s downtown district. Begin in Chinatown a prettily illuminated warren of markets eateries and stalls bursting with activity. As you walk learn from your guide about its origins as the first home of Singapore’s early Chinese immigrants. Savor the atmosphere and history of the bustling temple-dotted lanes and stop at a Chinese medicine hall to learn about traditional Chinese medical practices. Hear how herbs and activities like tai chi and acupuncture have been used since ancient times to stay healthy. After dinner at a Chinatown restaurant browse the myriad of stalls in the fascinating Night Market
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Private: Half Day Singapore City Tour Including Botanical Orchid Garden
"This half-day tour starts with a pick up from your hotel at 9am or you can propose a preferred time. Firstly we  will head to Chinatown Chinatown is a sub zone and ethnic enclave located within the Out ram district in the Central Area of Singapore. Featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements Chinatown has had a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. We then go on to National Orchid Garden The National Orchid Garden located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens was opened on 20 October 1995 by Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The Garden is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Providing a place for 60
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Chinatown Tips (11)

THE LAUGHING BUDDHA!

Sin Chew Chinese Cultural Products Supermart, in Waterloo street is where you will find the Laughing Buddha. The store stocks large quantities of Buddhas and Confucian deities, all are glittering in...
balhannah
Dec 08, 2009

Travel and Eat cheap in Singapore

Depending on your location when you arrive in Singapore, the zoo will be nearer to you. The bird park in Jurong may be further from you. If you want to taste healthy good food in Singapore, i...
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Chyan
Jan 03, 2009

Walking Around Chinatown

Located alongside the Singapore River, you'll see here a different chinatown because of its clean sorroundings and there's a feeling less danger while walking around. The streets are lined with...
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pres_16
Jan 09, 2008

Hindu temple in Chinatown

In Singapore Chinese, Malay and Indian people live peacefully together. Although Chinatown is Chinese inhabitant area, some Indians live there as well, for example the Hindu temple is the symbol. The...
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yatingchen
Feb 27, 2007

Chinatown

Chinatown is the origin of Chinese Singaporans. Nowadays they still keep several historical streets and buildings. The area is no longer the city centre, but is always Chinese history key point...
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yatingchen
Feb 25, 2007

Fontain of Wealth

The Fontain of Wealth is the biggest fontain in the world. It has Chinese horoscope symbols and is surrounded by 5 tall buildings which look like 5 fingers. Singaporans believe "Fong-Shui" a lot and...
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yatingchen
Feb 25, 2007

Get copies of maps, brochures and walking guides!

Singapore is set up for tourism, it is very tourist friendly. Arriving from the airport, do not forget to get copies of the Singapore City Map and copies of walking guides for Chinatown, Little India,...
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litekimchi
Jan 18, 2006

Chinese Funeral

A Chinese funeral cortege. When I saw this procession coming towards me I didn't realise what it was until it had almost passed by. The mourners at the front are pulling the decorated carriage along...
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phil_uk_net
Jan 03, 2004

Chinese Horoscopes

What's so interesting then? An important game of football on TV, or the lottery results maybe? No. The photo was taken at People's Park in the heart of Chinatown a few weeks before the Chinese New...
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phil_uk_net
Jan 03, 2004

The Year of the Monkey

Yes, the Chinese animal representing the New Lunar Year that commences in January 2004 is the Monkey and apparently it will be a great year for Rats.
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phil_uk_net
Jan 03, 2004

Chinese Buddha

Chinese Buddha in a shop in Chinatown. His belly was well worn where people had been rubbing it for good luck and there was a small pile of coins at his base donated for the same reason.
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Dec 30, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chinatown

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Chinatown

Singapore has a colourful and interesting Chinatown. You can get here by taking the MRT to Chinatown Station. We just had a quick stroll around the main market areas on Pagoda Street, but there is...
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Sri Mariamman Temple

Found in Chinatown, rather than where you might expect in Little India, the Sri Mariamman Temple is the main temple for Hindus in the city. It's one of Singapore's oldest buildings, founded just eight...
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Boat Quay and Clarke Quay

Boat Quay on the Singapore River was the main centre of Chinese river trade right up until the 1960s, then the area fell into decline. In the 1980s it was restored and the former warehouses were made...
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Clarke Quay

Picking up a concept which has proven successful in other cities, the old harbour area around Clarke Quay was converted into a leisure area with cafés, shops, bars etc. The high density of them makes...
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The Singapore River

The Singapore River was once its life's blood as a trading route. Now it is more of a pleasant place for a stroll, or to eat and drink next to. You can also take a boat trip along it. We did that many...
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Cavenagh Bridge

Go for a walk across or go underneath the historical bridge by boat. Cavenagh Bridge is a pedestrian bridge across the Singapore River. The Cavenagh Bridge is the only suspension bridge and one of...
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