The streets of Chinatown in Singapore are filled with tourists seeking to experience the tasty food, shops and markets. We were a few of them. My mother and I were reunited with my uncle who flew out from Indonesia and my cousin who flew out from the Philippines. The second we all landed in Singapore we were bewildered by the extreme heat. Let me tell you, it was the hottest weather I’d ever experienced. It didn’t stop us, though, from venturing into Chinatown. We were told of the colorful two story restored shop houses, the sights and smells of the local Chinese food and the souvenirs / hand-made local crafts. Best of all, I was told that you could get a great deal on just about anything. So frugal me was excited for the adventure.
We first headed for the not-to-be-missed Ann Siang Road and Club Street. There, we bought souvenirs and gifts for our loved ones. An array of items from clothing to silk to jaded jewelry.
After about an hour of walking, we developed an appetite and headed to the Chinese Food Street where there were lines of street food vendors. It took me about 20 minutes to make up my mind. There is a multitude of options available and the food will make your mouth water.
Nightlife in Chinatown
The night allowed us to see the town in a different lens and discover its sprawling myriad of neon-lit streets, bars, eateries and karaoke joints! My uncle sang his heart out to “on broadway” while we tossed back some beers and enjoyed the rest of our time in Chinatown. Check him out below.