Have recently been to Chinatown Singapore a few times - but this one is at night.
Despite many complaining that the Chinatown Singapore is a bit modern and rather touristy at some parts, but the place still do give that Chinese atmosphere.
And it's very crowded, even (or should it be especially) at night! There are so many cars on the road and people everywhere.
Well this is because Chinatown is famous for its food - one of them this eatery above. We had wanted to try it, but friend's not into frogs. But just see how packed it is!
And like I mentioned, Chinatown Singapore is really a mix of old and new. Our walk to find a place to eat, showed up these Chinatown pics.
The old style bicycle parked in the middle of the pedestrian walkway. It does add to the feel of the place.
And look at that - durians! With the lanterns at the back! :)
Nearby, the fruit sellers with their stall in the pedestrian walkways - just in front of shopping centres.
It may seem rather common to some, but I think it gives a rather 'pasar malam' like feel to the place.
And though in rather systematic Singapore, it is here where one can feel a lil bit of 'chaos'.
And there is also these Chinese medicine shops. I'm sure to some foreigners, they'll be surprised to see such shops around.
That is why I find Singapore unique - there are lot of old methods/ style/ heritage that are still running till today. Some have hardly changed, while others have changed to suite modern times (and yet remain rather traditional).
Though this is not the image one gets when they first hear the name Singapore... but look deeper, and walk beyond the main city hub, and one will find more things than the usual tall buildings of the modern city image.
And walk enough, and you'll find...
The kuaci! haha :)
Coming up, the food that we had to wait for 40mins!
*The Chinatown Singapore may feel a lil structured and neat comparatively to other Chinatowns, and one may like/ dislike it for that. But to me, if you are in Singapore, then check it out with an open mind :)