Known for being walkable and business-friendly, Chinatown is an economical neighborhood, offering convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its China town. Chinatown has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Singapore.
Sightseeing around Chinatown
Some top attractions include the area's museums and monuments. Stroll the halls at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore City Gallery, or Chinatown Heritage Center. Sights like Red Dot Design Museum, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall offer insight into the local culture. Sri Mariamman Temple, Masjid Jamae, and Thian Hock Keng Temple are monuments worth a look. Learn about the local history at Telok Ayer Market, Empress Place Building, and Battle Box. Take a tour of campus around Singapore Management University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, or National University of Singapore. Singapore Flyer, Marina Barrage, and S.E.A. Aquarium will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Pearl's Hill City Park, Fort Canning Park, and Esplanade Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. Surround yourself with nature at HortPark. With a shopping trip to Maxwell Food Centre, Ann Siang Road, or Club Street, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Amoy Street Food Centre, People's Park Centre, and Hong Lim Food Centre.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Universal Studios Singapore®, National Orchid Garden, and Raffles Place. You can also check out Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple, UOB Plaza, and Clarke Quay Mall.
Getting around Chinatown
If you want to get around the city, Chinatown Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Outram Park Station and Tanjong Pagar Station. Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.
Chinatown is 11.3 miles (18.2 km) from the airport in Singapore (SIN-Changi). Batam Batu Besar (BTH-Hang Nadim) is the next closest airport, 21.7 miles (34.9 km) away.