Shophouses and Temples at Chinatown, Singapore

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Perhaps one of the most frequented destination for souvenir shopping and good food is Singapore Chinatown.
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown

More than the food and the shopping, Chinatown is the perfect place to get acquainted with the pastel colored shophouses of baroque and Victoria architecture.
chinatown
chinatown

Like most part of Singapore, these shophouses is what actually gives the city its character, a blast from the past sort of, balancing the city historic past and new modern facade by way of architecture.
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown

Mosque Street, Pagoda Street, Temple Street, Sago Street are some of the street names in Chinatown and they are often distinguished by popular landmarks in the district.
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chinatown
chinatown
chinatown

Pagoda Street, for example is a name originating from the adjacent Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s oldest and most important Hindu temple.
chinatown
chinatown

While parallel to Sago Lane is the four-story Buddha Tooth Relic Temple that houses 27-foot Maitreya Buddha statue and the sacred tooth relic on the fourth floor.
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chinatown
chinatown
chinatown
chinatown

During the Chinese New Year celebration, the streets of Chinatown are more colorful than ever and they are appropriately decorated in accordance to the year’s animal sign and each night leading to the main celebration, the streets are usually packed with programs giving visitors more things to see and experience.
chinatown
chinatown

Not to far from Chinatown, another interesting place to visit for bargain souvenir shopping hunting is Bugis.

Starting from Bugis Village to Albert Center, this area of Singapore is always busy particularly on weekends where locals purposely find time to visit the temple or one of the fortune telling booth setup outside.
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kampong glam-haji lane
kampong glam-haji lane
kampong glam-haji lane
kampong glam-haji lane
kampong glam-haji lane
kampong glam-haji lane

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