Chinatown, Singapore

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In Chinatown there is, needless to say, plenty of Chinese food to go around. You are definitely spoilt with choices here with plenty of options to dine indoors in the restaurants, at the food courts and outdoors along the streets. But if you hanker for something different in Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar (Singapore's unofficial Korean district) has a large number of very good Korean restaurants plus a sprinkling of European fine dining establishments around Club Street and Duxton Hill.

 
 
 
 
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Two good hunting grounds for cheap eats are Smith Street (a single row of fancy stalls with the nicest ambiance of the lot and quite decent food too) and Maxwell Centre (at 2 Murray Street), just across road and a few minutes walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Most dishes in either location are less than SGD5, although seafood can get considerably more expensive. Note that most of Smith Street's stalls are open for dinner only, while the Maxwell Centre opens 24 hours!

Food stalls in Smith Street, Singapore

Street market in Chinatown

Connoisseurs may also wish to check out the 2nd floor of the Chinatown Complex, which hosts one of Singapore's largest hawker centres with over 200 stalls. However, this labyrinthine warren of concrete and fluorescent lighting is both hard to navigate and not exactly a treat for the eyes. While most of the restaurants in the heart of Chinatown specialise in Chinese dishes, there is a minority serving other ethnic cuisines including Japanese and Korean.

Japanese restaurant in Chinatown, Singapore

Japanese restaurant in Chinatown

 
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