Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Singapore CHINATOWN

2013 Jan - Singapore CHINATOWN.  Considering a fairly early morning to be in Chinatown.  Its the time of the year, CNY Chinese New Year is around the corner.  The most intense time to visit Singapore's Chinatown is around the Chinese New Year when locals decorate their shops mainly in red with all sorts of decoration items including huge lanterns.  So many red things happening, Red Red Red everywhere to be seen.  I was quite numb to be here, because its everything and everytime the same whenever i comes around this place.

I Love to be around this area to get some very good chinese herbs for stock up. :) you can find a stroll of Chinese Medicines / Herbs shops nearby and around Chinatown. Its my favourite hunting place for good and quality chinese herbs...

For you who are first time in Singapore or would like to hunt for a big bunch of souvenirs to give away for relatives and friends, here is the best place to bargain! Not only you can find Singapore souvenirs in all kinds, nowsaday you could find any kinds of little cuteness that so attractive for kids, teenagers or younger age consumers like luggage tags, colorful accessories, stationaries, house whole products and so many more to see.  

Singapore Chinatown is an amazing place full of beautifully restored shophouses selling amazing kind of products from jade Buddhas to textiles to Chinese herbs. The area was first designated for the Chinese by Sir Stamford Raffles and nowadays it is a favourite destination for good shopping as well as delicious food. Chinatown offers a lot more than just the restored shops, though: there are also a lot of significant monuments and cultural heritage buildings in Chinatown, especially along Along Telok Ayer Street and Pagoda Street.

These include the Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Al-Abrar Mosque. When in the area be brave and try Singapore’s famous hawker food – an experience that should not be missed. The most intense time to visit Singapore's Chinatown is around the Chinese New Year when locals decorate their shops mainly in red with all sorts of decoration items including huge lanterns.

Stroll along this area, you will find all kinds of liang cha / cooling tea ready to drink

All sorts of chinese herbs to grab, very reasonable price too.

my son is checking the mushroom :P

bought some scallops for my son daily soup cooking.  Real good price here and i bought 4 pkt of fish maw for soup too. Extremely reasonable.


cooling tea 

Cooling tea / Liang Cha

saw this lovely cherries, i bought some for my son, he loves to touch and zombie cherry bomb he said.





Welcome to the famous view of Chinatown








Good price for good souvenirs


 Snap Snap Snap





Durians anyone! :)




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