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Singapore Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill Neighbourhood Guide

This area of Singapore is our favourite to stay in. It's full of pretty streets with multi-coloured shophouses, great restaurants and nightlife along Ann Siang Hill/Club Street. It's also home to one Singapore's best hawker centres for great street food and interesting streets to wander, and it's a short walk to Marina Bay. And despite its name it's far more than just a China Town, it's a melty pot of different religions and historical roots.

Best Hotels in Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill

New Majestic Hotel

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Featuring distinctive boutique rooms showcasing the creativity of Singapore’s emerging artists, New Majestic boasts stylishly eccentric rooms. It also features a glass bottom pool. New Majestic Hotel is set in a quiet corner of the ... Read more

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

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Located beside Chinatown MRT Station, PARKROYAL on Pickering boasts a dedicated wellness floor that features an outdoor pool, gym and 350 yards garden walk high above the street level. Free Wi-Fi is available. Featuring views ... Read more

The Club Hotel

€ € €Rooftop Bar - Tiger's MilkBasement Bar - B28

Located on lively Ann Siang Hill, The Club occupies a recently renovated 1900's heritage building. Each of the hotel's 20 rooms have been upgraded to a very high standard and the suites have a balcony ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill

Burnt Ends

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Reviewed by: Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Miss Never Full - New York Times - Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow - Traveling Foodies - World's 50 Best - Zagat -

Singapore restaurants don't tend to do cosy very well. They tend to be places with the air conditioning dialled up to ‘freezing’ and lighting set to ‘daylight’. Burnt Ends’ Australian chef and owner has created ... Read more

Lollapalooza

€ € € €CosyModernSpanish

Reviewed by: Camemberu - City Nomads - EataCity - Food Makes People Happy - Honey Combers -

Spanish food comes to Singapore. We were initially sceptical about Lollapalooza; it’s hard to get good Spanish ingredients in Singapore, let alone to deliver a menu as large as this. But they have. It’s a ... Read more

Neon Pigeon

€ € €FunkyFusionJapaneseLivelyModern

Reviewed by: Asia Bars - Daniel Food Diary - Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Today Online -

Funky, loud, Japanese(ish) and a whole lot of fun. Neon Pigeon is a walk in only restaurant that is popular with locals and expats alike. The menu is largely sharing plates that seem Japanese but ... Read more

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Best Bars in Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill

B28

€ € €CosyJazzWhiskey

Reviewed by: Asia Bars - EataCity - Great New Places -

Many a late night has been spent in this modern, tastefully done whiskey and jazz basement bar. It's our go-to late night whiskey bar when in Singapore and despite its size, they often have live ... Read more

Operation Dagger

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Reviewed by: Asia City - City Nomads - Conde Naste Traveller - Drink Somewhere - EataCity - Lady Iron Chef - Lifestye Asia - The Revelry - World's Best Bars - Yumy Yum for my Tum Tum -

Operation Dagger is Singapore's newest and coolest and well designed cocktail bars. It's getting an international reputation for very good, very inventive cocktails, weird considering its small size, the fact only a few people in ... Read more

Tigers milk

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Reviewed by: EataCity -

The recently renovation Ying Yang is now a Peruvian bar call Tiger's Milk. It's on our list of top three rooftop bars in Singapore. Good drinks and great views around China Town. Why exactly they ... Read more

28 Hong Kong Street

€ € €CocktailsSpeakeasyStylish

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Behind an assuming brown door is the funky little 28 Hong Kong St. It's a speakeasy style bar, with great cocktails and a 'no photos' policy. Read more

COPPER Singapore

€ €CocktailsCosy

Reviewed by: Asia City - EataCity - Honey Combers - Lifestye Asia - Sassy in Singapore -

Funky little cocktail bar within a stone's throw of Club Street, but just far enough away to avoid the crowd. Read more

L'Aiglon

€ € €CocktailsCosy

Reviewed by: EataCity - Life in Sin - Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow - The Revelry -

Comfy cocktail bar with seats that suck you in and don't let you leave. Read more

Oxwell & Co

€ €BarLivelyOutdoor Area

Reviewed by: EataCity - Honey Combers - Love Travel Food Fitness - So Shiok -

Part bar part restaurant, Oxwell is properly best treated as a bar with optional snacks. Great place to grab a drink outside and soak up the Club St atmosphere. Read more

Potato Head Folk

€ €Rooftop

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Potato Head Club in Bali is huge and packed almost every night. This is their much smaller Singapore little sibling. Still with the same fun as Bali, but a lot, lot, lot smaller. Read more

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Best Cafes in Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill

The Plain

€ €BrunchGreat Coffee

Reviewed by: Deenise Glitz - EataCity - Lady Iron Chef -

Our second favourite coffee place in Singapore (Jewel has a special place in our hearts, sorry Plain). But it's a very close second. Great people and comfy environment. If you're staying in this area of ... Read more

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Best Street Food in Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Reviewed by: Daniel Food Diary - Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Food Pornographer - Lady Iron Chef - Miss Never Full - Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow -

Chicken Rice is arguably the national dish and Tian Tian are legendary in Singapore. Ask a taxi driver where the best chicken rice is and you'll get twenty different answers from twenty different cab drivers. ... Read more

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa

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Reviewed by: City Nomads - Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - I Eat I Shoot I Post - So Shiok -

Hong Lim is a proper hawker centre, open air, messy, and as authentic as it gets. A hearty bowl of curry-coconut broth with seafood and thick rice noodles, laksa one of the most well known ... Read more

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake

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Reviewed by: City Nomads - City Nomads - EataCity - Food Pornographer - I Eat I Shoot I Post - Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow -

It’s easy to think of hawker food as ‘fast food’. Whilst it may be fast to eat, a lot of the time there is a long history behind the food and it’s anything but fast ... Read more

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee

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Reviewed by: Best in Singapore - Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Good Food - I Eat I Shoot I Post - Johor Kaki - Serious Eats - So Shiok -

Char Kway Teow may just edge Chicken Rice out as the nation's favourite dish. It's big on flavour and even bigger on calories. Not diet food, but if you want to get local, then this ... Read more

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