My friend guided me to Chinatown where she has fond memories from her first visit. I have been to China as well as several Chinatowns in Japan and North America, but Chinatown in Singapore was different from the others and was very unique to me.

Chinatown

Chinatown

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Chinatown Heritage Center

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Chinatown’s terraced arcade

We visited Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and found a very active and lively religion there. We also came across Indian temples with lots of Indian people praying in the middle of Chinatown. The coexistence of several religions and cultures has created the unique atmosphere of Chinatown in Singapore.

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Contrasts of old terraced arcade and high buildings

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Contrasts of old terraced arcade and high buildings

My favorite terraced arcade near Robertson Quay

My favorite terraced arcade near Robertson Quay