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For authentic Oriental products and classic Chinese souvenirs, head on down to Temple Street in Chinatown. Yue Hwa department stalls boasts a wide selection of Chinese tea, silks and cheongsams, handicrafts, Chinese herbs and medicines, household items and antiques. For a blast from the past, People's Park Complex and Chinatown Point are another two malls that offer a treasure trove of Chinese trinkets.

Streets of Chinatown

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 by mckenwong
Historically, Chinese settlers used to gather in Singapore and live in Chinatown during British colonial rule. Since then, the name stuck even though history has moved on. Today, it is one of the few places in Singapore where you can get a taste of what street stalls were like in the past. You will be able to purchase a variety of Chinese-related products, from tea leaves to lacquered antiques, cosmetics and the traditional cheongsam. Besides shopping around on your own, you can sign up for a...

Ann Siang Road

Posted on 14 Jan 2011 by mckenwong
Being a quaint little shopping area in Chinatown, Ann Siang Road is occupied by beautifully restored shophouses - some with quirky interior design, and others with colourful murals on the walls. It is also an all-time favourite place of arty Singaporeans because they would be able to find fanciful products ranging from apparels to books and music CDs. You will also be able to find clothes ranging from streetwear to high quality brands. Besides these, there are also stores selling little collecti...

Yue Hwa Department Store

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 by joyceho
Being the first building in Singapore to have a lift, the Yue Hwa Department Store has a rich history that dates back to 1936. Its rooftop Chinese restaurant and tea house, shopping facilities, cabarets and occasional Chinese operas has helped to attract wealthy Chinese travellers. The Modern Movement style of the building has also allowed it to be dubbed the '[[Raffles Hotel]] of Chinatown' by the architectural firm Swans & McLaren. Today, Yue Hwa Department Store stands as a heritage build...