Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ChinaTown Singapore

Saturday, 10 June 2006 evening, we went to ChinaTown Singapore.
Bus or MRT can bring us there. If you take MRT, the nearest stations are Chinatown and Outram Park. Bus Services that pass by Chinatown are: 861, 61, 143, 190,....

Chinatown is known in Chinese as Bullock Cart (Niu Che Shui) or in Malay as Kreta Ayer (Bahasa Indonesia: kereta air).

For old generations, especially Chinese, they always like to come here for shopping. Many says that the price here is cheaper than other places.

In the small lane at Temple Street, Smith Street, Pagoda Street, Mosque Street, you can find many stalls selling many items for souveniers. The atmosphere is like Night Bazaar. The price is quite cheap... I tried to bargain a few times, but the most they will give you discount S$1.00 or about 5% from the price.

From Chinese herbs and spices, ailments, Chinese delicacies like sea cucumbers, mushroom, fruit sellers, clothings, T-Shirt, kimono, crafts, until all products from China can be found here. Also, many nice food along the road.

Many pre-war shop houses in this area.

During Chinese New Year Festival, along the main road, Eu Tong Sen Road and New Bridge Road, the street will be decorate with Chinese New Year decorations, ranging from bright-red lamps to glittering Chinese lanterns and inflated balloons of canine-shaped to signify the Year in Chinese calendar. One month before the Chinese/Lunar New Year festival, this area will always very crowded with those shoppers who are buying goodies for Chinese New Year Celebration.

Here are the goods that I bought at Chinatown... bags (3 for $10), tissue roll holder (@$2.00) ,
Container sleeper (1 pair $5.00), and China decorated bottle, picture draws from inside, not outside the bottle (@$10.00). A lot of good bargains here....

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