Singapore has a wide diverse of cultural and ethnics group thus it is not surprising to find areas with rich culture at different parts of Singapore.
The must-visit place for every tourist. It gets really busy during the Chinese New Year period (usually January and February of each year). You can expect to find souvenirs, nice food, heritage building, and religious buildings in this area. Chinatown has transformed into a Tourist attraction over the past few decades so do not be surprised if you see more tourists than the locals. If you are looking for exotic Chinese medicine, you will not find them here as well. These items are prohibited in Singapore.
Direction to or How to go to Chinatown
Also known as a “Malay Village” for the locals. The place has very rich heritage passed down from generation to generation in the form of monument, trades and buildings. The Malay Heritage Centre is also situated in Kampong Glam. You may find some nice Halal cafés around the vicinity.
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If you are looking for authentic Indian spices, Little India will be the best place to look for them. Though the ethnically Indians no longer stay at Little India, you will still be able to spot Indians during the weekend. This is probably due to the restaurants around the area and in addition, the popular 24/7 shopping paradise, Mustafa Centre, further down the road.
Direction to or How to go to Little India
Direction to or How to go to Mustafa Centre
Arab Street / Haji Lane
Located near Bugis MRT Station, used to be a settlement area for the Arab communities. Arab Street & Haji Lane have evolved to a popular hang out area during the late night for the youngster. You may find independent stores selling clothing, accessories, hipster cafes or even a place to sit down with a group of friend for a drink.
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The only known street market in Singapore. Bugis Street has 3 storeys. But within Bugis Street ground floor, it is segregated into a Princess Street and a Prince Street. If you are someone who love shopping for cheap clothing, this is one of the popular places that you can bargain. The walkway is pretty narrow and it’s really crowded over the weekend. It might get a little stuffy despite there’s air-conditioning in the mall.
Direction to or How to go to Bugis Street
Boat Quay & Clarke Quay
Located just beside Singapore, it is the most popular place to have a late night drink. There are many food and drink choices for you to choose from. Prices are considered a little towards the high side but it’s fine since you get to sit by the river and enjoy the view and atmosphere. The bar and restaurants generally operate till late night. Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are both linked. You may take a boat ride or a stroll along the Singapore River.
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Direction to or How to go to Clarke Quay
You will see shopping malls everywhere, even at residential areas. Shopping malls are usually located at places with high human traffic. You may purchase daily necessities, groceries, fill your stomach or even do your laundry at the shopping malls.
Here are a few popular shopping malls in Singapore!
Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya
One of the pioneering shopping mall in Singapore, which is located at Orchard Road, Singapore’s shopping district. You may find a wide range of fashion brands in this mall.
Direction to or How to go to Ngee Ann City
Paragon is also located at Orchard Road. The mall is branded as a luxurious mall, which has the most number of luxury brands under one roof.
Direction to or How to go to Paragon
Singapore’s Largest shopping mall with more than 400 tenants and 200 F&B establishments. Vivocity is located at Harbourfront MRT station, which is also the place that you may take the skytram to Sentosa.
Direction to or How to go to Vivocity
The Outlet Mall in Singapore. It is situated at the Western part of Singapore, Jurong East. You may find brands like Coach, Agnes B, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Charles & Keith and many more.
Direction to or How to go to IMM