inside MRT going to Chinatown,Singapore I arrived around 10:30 am at Chinatown MRT Station,and took exit A. I spent a whole morning wandering around Chinatown and i was very impressed. Once you step out Chinatown MRT you will see old houses turn into Restaurants,Shop & establishments. Things to do: Visit Chinatown Heritage Centre The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore’s early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home. Located within three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown’s early residents. Discover Chinatown Street Food Opening Hours 11:00 am to 11:pm daily Located on Smith Street on the heart of Chinatown.This place offers tourists a all-in-one stop for their craving for local street food. A great place for a foodie like me.From your pepper and chilli crab to satay, bbq stingray,bak kut teh can all be found here. Non air conditioned environment but allows the visitors to soak into the local hawker culture. Sago Street (Street of the Dead) I wonder why it called Street of the Dead!? Sago Lane in 1920’s image via National Archives History 101: Sago Lane (and Sago Street) gets its name from the many sago factories in the area in mid-1800s Singapore. However, Sago Lane is more famous for another reason – its death houses. In the past when most Chinese immigrants lived in crammed quarters in the Chinatown area, the terminally ill would go to a death house where they literally awaited their fate – death. Death houses were so prominent on Sago Lane that people called it sei yan gai – ‘Dead People Street’ in Cantonese. But now the Street of Dead is very alive with tourists.This area is great for souvenir shopping.There are a lot of souvenirs sold here at a very cheap and reasonable price. If you come to Chinatown, you should drop by at this street. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum This place is also along Sago Street.The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of Singapore’s most popular spiritual hubs for Buddhists because it houses what is claimed to be Buddha’s left canine tooth. It is also a museum attracting over millions of visitors from all religions annually looking to learn more about the history, art and culture of Buddhism. Admission is Free ETIQUETTE 1. Wear appropriate attire to show respect; no bare backs, off-shoulders, shorts, mini-skirts, etc 2. Strictly no non-vegetarian food and pets inside the Temple. OPENING HOURS 7.00am to 7.00pm (Monday to Sunday), including public holiday. 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Museum and stupa Chamber) (Monday to Sunday), including public holiday. The Pinnacle @ Duxton After visiting Temple my next destination is Maxwell Hawker Centre for a quick lunch but while walking i saw this tallest building called The Pinnacle @ Duxton. The 50th storey sky bridge is open to public. If you have lots of time you can visit this place to see the scenic view of the city. To access the 50th storey skybridge, entrance fee is 6$ per person. for more details you can visit their website link below: http://www.pinnacleduxton.com.sg/Public.html Maxwell Road Hawker Centre The Foodie in Me. To continue my Singapore layover this is the best part in visiting other country to taste their authentic food.Eat like locals. I’m very excited because i only see this place on food vloggers and documentaries but now, I’m here and be able to taste it. The Most Popular stall here is Tian Tian Hiananese Chicken Rice.
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https://xuxaywanderlust.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/tian-tian-hainanese-chicken-rice/ This stall offer different kinds of refreshing drinks.Just opposite of Tian Tian.I bought Water Chestnuts drinks for 2$.A must try when visiting this Hawker Centre. And the owner is so friendly. Here in Maxwell Hawker Centre. It’s like you want to eat more and taste all food they offer in each stall. For a quick bite or desserts you need to try this.So i bought Red Bean and Green Bean.It’s only 70 cents. Good to eat while its hot. Green Bean 70 cents each-taste like tikoy Another food to try is Popiah. The Singapore food version of burritos,crepe and shawarma. I think my stomach is prepare for this food ventures.