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Enclaves X xinty July 07, 2012 793
Chinese village
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Chinatown Singapore does not have as much significance as of that in other countries as Singapore has chinese retailers and architecture in places nationwide, however, it is the Singaporean chinese' Kampong Glam or Little India. The whole place retails goods mostly pertaining to chinese tastes or needs such as religious shops.

Chinatown has not been left unscathed by progress, and many parts of Chinatown has morphed into the modern concrete jungle many parts of Singapore is. however, some parts of Chinatown remain, such as the food street. The places I like going to in Chinatown is the mei hong yuen desert shop, tiong shan porridge house as well as the market, which sells certain chinese products no other place has (especially CNY goods).

One downside of this place is that it has gradually turned from a haven for the local chinese to a land for the mainland chinese.

Due to the massive crowds, crimes like pick pocketing is more apparent here, so try to keep your valuables in a place where you can see them. Also advise coming on a cooler day as due to lack of shelters, the street can be a target for the blazing sun to shine upon.
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