A Walking Tour of Chinatown in Singapore with HalalTrip

By Halal Trip | 28, Nov, 2016
A Walking Tour of Chinatown in Singapore with HalalTrip

Chinatown in Singapore is the center of action for the local Chinese community. From quaint streets selling various traditional Chinese paraphernalia to other great attractions, Singapore’s very own Chinatown has many surprises on every corner.


Halal Food in Chinatown Singapore

The Halal food around Chinatown is limited, but they certainly won’t disappoint you. After a long day shopping and sightseeing, these restaurants will nurse your empty stomach.

1. Segar Restaurant

segar restaurant
Image Credit: Segar Restaurant

Segar Restaurant is a MUIS Halal-certified establishment that serves Singaporean Chinese delicacy. You can choose from a range of a la carte dishes such as Cereal Prawn, Sichuan Soup and Fish Head Curry. They're best eaten with some company as the a la carte dishes are usually shared over a personal plate of rice.

More information on Segar Restaurant!

2. Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine

Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine is conveniently located right beside Masjid Jamae Chulia. It has an indoor, cozy ambiance so it’s a good choice if you want a quick escape from the heat. The restaurant is self-service in terms of picking your side dishes besides their biryani or vegetarian set.

More information on Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine!

3. Tiffany Cafe

If you want to go for something more high-end, Tiffany Cafe is just right down the road in Furama Hotel. They offer a buffet spread as well as a la carte menu. They frequently have promotions so do check out their Facebook for more information!

More information on Tiffany Cafe!

4. Royz et Vous

royz et vous

Image Credit: Royz Et Vous

Walk a little further and you’ll find Royz Et Vous, a cafe serving up fusion western food and specialty coffee. From Smoked Duck to Wagyu Beef Burger, that walk will definitely be worth it for the raved dishes served up by dedicated chefs.

More information on Royz Et Vous!


Shopping in Chinatown Singapore

chinatown in the afternoon

Image Credit: Khalzuri Yazid on Flickr

Here’s a hotspot for tourists. Souvenirs, CD shops selling vintage films, and traditional Chinese knick-knacks such as lucky cats and lanterns are in every nook and cranny. This is definitely a place for you to go souvenir shopping for your family and friends back home.

Ann Siang Hill is known for its high-end bespoke fashion boutiques. It’s a little on the expensive side for shopping, but if you’re coming in to splurge on quality local goods, then this place hits the spot.


The Muslim Community and Beyond

Chinatown in Singapore is unique being that in this Chinese-centered neighborhood, there lies a mosque and a Hindu temple right beside each other!

masjid jamae chulia

Image Credit: Masjid Jamae Chulia 

Established in 1826, Masjid Jamae Chulia is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore. It is raised up by the Chulias, a group of Tamil Muslims. The mosque was gazetted as a national monument in 1974.

More information on Masjid Jamae Chulia!

Sri Mariamman Temple is another national monument in Chinatown due to its rich history and architecture. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore and also one of the main centers for Hindu religious rites

Chinatown isn’t simply ‘China’ when Singapore is a melting pot of various races and religions. Halal food is abundant and prayer facilities are easy to find as a Muslim travelers. Download HalalTrip’s app on Apple and Android to find out your destination’s prayer times, Halal food nearby, and more!

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