Shops in a Singapore street

Chinatown Shopping

Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (EW16) or Chinatown (NE4)

Chinatown Shopping in SingaporeBook Chinatown Accommodation

Chinatown; the cultural hub of Chinese migrants, is situated next to Singapore’s thriving financial district.

This Chinese quarter is located within Cantonment Road, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Upper Pickering Street. The quaint pre-war shop houses on the streets and alleyways are home to a vast array of goods where you'll find Chinese merchants selling silk, gold jewellery, traditional crafts and tourist t-shirts. Make sure you take some time to haggle down the best price!

There's a lot more in Chinatown to arouse the senses than just shopping: try some tropical fruits, have your palm read by fortune tellers, eat from the delicious hawker barbeque stands or try a traditional delicacy like dried sea cucumber. The medical halls provide a unique cultural experience where you can view Chinese Herbalists mix exotic ingredients into ancient cures.

Visit one of the traditional teashops in the Tanjong Pagar area, visit the kite makers, try on a painted mask, hide from the sun under a waxed paper umbrella, or purchase handicrafts and artefacts from all over Asia. If you're after a bargain walk over to Smith, Trengganu, Temple and Pagoda Streets.

The modern end of Chinatown can be found where Cross Street meets New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Seng Street. The shopping centres here sell many Chinese products but also electronic goods, luggage, textiles, clothes and cosmetics all for bargain prices.

Most Popular