I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Chinatown as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown [This article]
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: City Hall/Marina area & Return Home
Following the previous post, I moved from Henderson Waves to Chinatown. While I visited Chinatown in the day time two years ago (see the related article), I am going to stay here until evening.
As a popular photo spot in Chinatown, here is a view of People’s Park Complex from Temple Street.
Unfortunately, it was cloudy.
MRT Chinatown station.
“PARKROYAL on Pickering” is a hotel located around Chinatown and this is one of the hotels I would like to stay next time.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan
Although it was a little bit early, I will have dinner. There was a restaurant I had in my mind, which was “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (香港油淋鶏飯麺)”. The restaurant was famous as one of the two hawkers which has received one star at Michelin’s Guidebook.
The other hawker with one star was “Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle”, but the location was not so much convenient, so I decided to visit “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle” this time.
By the way, “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle” was originally a hawker style stall in Chinatown Complex, and it has opened a new branch as a casual restaurant (“Liao Fan Hawker Chan”). This time, I visited the new restaurant.
In the restaurant.
I ordered “Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (香港油淋鶏飯)”, its signature menu.
The first Michelin Guide to Singapore was published in 2016 and “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle” has been given one star in the latest version (2018). So the restaurant is still popular. I visited the restaurant around 5 p.m. and it was almost fully occupied, so I would recommend you avoid peak hours.
Wall Arts in Chinatown
In recent years, lots of wall arts have been created by local artists in Singapore. When I walked around Tiong Bahru, Outram Park and Tanjong Pagar, I saw a variety of wall arts (see the related article). In Chinatown, there were several wall arts as well.
Here are some of the wall arts I saw in Chinatown.
“Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and MuseumBuddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龍牙院 )” was also artistic.
Evening and Night Photos in Chinatown
Now it started to get dark, I will take evening and night photos in Chinatown.
Tanjong Pagar was located in the south of Chinatown and I walked around Keong Saik Road again, which I visited in the previous day.
The former “Tong Ah Eating House (東亜餐館)” building was famous as a landmark around this area.
With an electric light.
I returned to “Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and MuseumBuddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龍牙院 )” and found it had a different atmosphere in the evening.
There was “Chinatown Food Street”, a food stall complex, in the Smith Street. It started to become energetic in the evening, so I stopped by it. Here are snap photos of “Chinatown Food Street”.
I also walk around souvenir shops.
Pagoda Street was the main street in Chinatown.
MRT Chinatown station.
Then, I returned to the hotel and the third day of my Singapore trip was over.
That’s it for the article about Chinatown as part of Day 3.
I had been to Chinatown a lot of times including when I used to live in Singapore before, but perhaps it might be the first time for me visit Chinatown in the evening as I went there mostly during the day time. This time, I found Chinatown in the evening was as much attractive as that in the day time. If you have been to Chinatown only in the daytime, I would recommend you visit it in the evening as well 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Katong area and Esplanade as part of Day 4.
1 Liao Fan Hawker Chan
2 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
3 Chinatown Food Street
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Chinatown Food Street
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