Chinatown Singapore

Looking for top things to do in Singapore? Visit Chinatown for a mix of culture, entertainment and exotic food! Here’s some things to do in Singapore’s Chinatown, that we’ve selected to help you make the most of your visit.

Chinatown is one of the best Singapore attractions to visit during your vacation. It’s one of Singapore’s largest ethnic neighborhoods, located in the Outram district, where the Chinese population is concentrated. The neighborhood is divided into precincts, in the middle there is the Kreta Ayer. We recommend this area because of the many attractions there: visit the Chinatown Heritage Center and learn more about the Chinese culture, pay a visit to the Wet Market or the Night Market, and check out the Food Street where locals and tourists can enjoy special culinary experiences in the many restaurants along the street. Another interesting spot in the Chinese ethnic neighborhood of Singapore is the Telko Ayer, packed with many old temples and mosques, as well as restaurants and cafes. Or visit the headquarters of the Housing and Development board of Singapore, which is located in the Tanjong Pagar, and is considered to be the tallest flat in the city. The mosque street on the Bridge Road features the 1830 Muslim mosque built by Chulia Muslims from India. Visit the Pagoda street where once a slave traffic center used to be, which is also the home to the Sri Mariamman Temple.

Travel to Chinatown in Singapore

Not far from Chinatown you will also find The Jewel Box restaurant on the Mount Faber Street. This is one of the most extraordinary restaurants of Singapore, beautifully located on the top of a hill (Mount Faber). It’s a great spot to enjoy a wonderful meal and enjoy a panoramic view on the city below at the same time.

This was our travel guide about Chinatown Singapore and attractions around it, for more information about Singapore tourism and for more ideas about how to spend your time in this great city, check out our video guides about the city’s most visited attractions.

Singapore Zoo Breakfast with Orangutans

The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with orangutans! Ride a tram through the zoo on a morning tour with an expert guide who points out some of the 3,600 animals that inhabit the wildlife park. If you choose the optional jungle breakfast, enjoy a delicious international buffet in the company of a charismatic family of orangutans. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph and interact with the apes as they swing and climb in their adjacent habitat.

USD 33.83$

Singapore Night Safari with optional Buffet Dinner

Grab the chance to take the family on a Singapore Zoo Night Safari tour through the jungle. From the safety of your visitors' tram you'll spot nocturnal animals in their natural habitat, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers. Then follow your guide on a night safari walking trail to see the animals at closer quarters. At the Singapore Zoo there's also the option to enjoy dinner at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.

USD 39.72$

Singapore City Tour with optional Singapore Flyer

Get to know Singapore on a morning or afternoon half-day tour. You'll see all the city's highlights in one short tour perfect if your time is limited. Highlights include Singapore's vibrant Chinatown, colonial landmarks, Little India and the iconic, Merlion. You also have the option of combining your city tour with a 30-minute flight aboard the Singapore Flyer.

USD 24.27$

Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour

Explore Singapore’s Chinatown district from every perspective on this enjoyable 4-hour evening trishaw, riverboat and walking tour. Witness the nighttime street theater of this captivating district, learn about its history, and shop for bargains in the exuberant Night Market. Enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner and then take an unforgettable trishaw ride, trundling along the stall-packed lanes as your cyclist driver pushes the pedals! Lastly, board a ‘bumboat’ (riverboat) and soak up wonderful nighttime views of the Singapore's illuminated skyline as you cruise along the Singapore River.

USD 52.95$

Singapore Sentosa Island Afternoon Trip

Dive into fun-filled Sentosa Island on this afternoon trip from Singapore! Led by a guide, ride a scenic cable car to the island and visit three of its family-friendly attractions. Ogle sharks, rays, turtles and other exotic sea life at Underwater World; watch the dolphins at Dolphin Lagoon, and discover Singapore’s history as told through the immersive Images of Singapore LIVE. Finish with the Wings of Time show, a spectacular fountains and fireworks musical extravaganza. Upgrade for the Extreme Log Ride and ride a virtual log through 4D ravines and rapids!

USD 54.43$