Singapore Chinatown Reviews
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I enjoyed the Trishaw ride in Chinatown and the boat ride on the Singapore River. The meal in Chinatown was not great but okay. All and all, the tour was worth it
We loved our Singapore' s Chinatown Trishaw Night tour, well organised. the tour lead on the the main road amongst traffic, our driver was fantastic, great music and sufficient time for personal shopping around chinatown, the tour of the river and light show again fantastic. However, the organised dinner in chinatown very bland, no taste-watery corn soup-hello in Chinatown-a big let down. What was served was what you got in a chinese Restaurant 15years ago-steamed brocholli-perhaps this could be improved. Would still recommend this tour to everyone.
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covers most of the tourist spots in singapore. i wish more time was spent in chinatown and little india
The Singapore city tour was a good way finishing learning about Singapore after I had done the round island tour. I found tour guide to be again, friendly and helpful. I did have a little waiting at the start of the tour, as it seemed guides were either waiting for other buses to arrive or not sure what was going on. I found it was good to spend some time at certain area's e.g. little india, but would have like to spend some time in chinatown, not just driving through it. The flyer was another good way of seeing Singapore from a different area. However it would have been good to have had some sort of information on hand inside the pod to know what I was looking at (building names). The food places around the flyer I found gave another great choice of Asian food with good variety
Positives: Pick up from Hotel on time. Excellent meal and trinket shopping in Chinatown ,shopping time could be shorter. Cruise around the Quay was beautiful at night with all the lights and good commentary. Negatives: Waited 45 mins for the Trishaws to arrive and the drivers struggled to finish ride. When we tipped (non compulsory) wanted more and was rude. Also no drop off back to Hotel. If in Singapore would do this again for the meal and Quay boat ride at night ... and hope for fitter and polite Trishaw riders. Good value for money.
Review by kellythepea, USA, October 2010
I'd give it 5 stars, but its so freaking clean that I can hardly believe its a real Chinatown and not somehow a Disney version of one! Lovely Chinese temples with dragon adornments abound as well as great food and picturesque streets that encourage a good wander.
Review by Anonymous, July 2010
Doing what: Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour
This tour was an excellent introduction to Singapore's Chinatown. The included Chinese dinner was very good.
The trip overall was extremely good and certainly exceeded my expectations. I completely digged the part about getting to know Singapore's history, culture, people,etc as narrated by the tour guide and it was indeed very informatory. Perhaps a few more locations should be added which would be more enjoyable like Chinatown, Formula 1 circuit and a few other iconic places instead of doing the Buddhist temple and minerals stones factory. Just a thought.
Excellent way to see the city highlights if you dont have much time. We weren't keen on the temple in Chinatown so walked around the block and its really a pretty area. The rainforest is gorgeous. The Singapore flyer is good too.
The market was excellent with lots of stalls. Most of it was cheap souveniers but it's a market. Dinner in Chinatown was average but there was so much included in the trip. I didn't go for the food. The highlight of the evening was the Trishaw ride. It was hilarious! About 20 go in convoy and all playing different music so a happy, funny experience. The highlight of Singapore for me! This was followed by a bum boat ride along the river. Again, another nice way to see the sights.
We had an enjoyable evening. The Chinatown museum was interesting, and the dinner was nice -- and I say that as a fussy eater who was still able to eat most of what was set in front of me!. There was a bit of standing around waiting for the Trishaws to pick us up, but they showed up eventually. Note that, unlike the picture advertising the tour, it's a one person to one trishaw, so if you're with your partner, you'll not be in the same trishaw as them, but all the trishaws travel together. We did a couple of laps of the market and then off on the main road, drawing plenty of attention on our way to the boat dock. The boat ride was good, although again there was a bit of sitting around at the Merlion. We stopped there for at least 10 minutes, which was far longer than was needed for everyone to get their photos. It is well worth doing this if you have an evening to spare in Singapore.
Review by Maria Carla E, Philippines, November 2007
Doing what: Singapore at Night: Cultural and Historical Tour of Chinatown
We enjoyed the tour; it was informative, and we learned a lot from the guide with regards to the history of Singapore as well as Chinatown. This was was a lot of walking for us, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
Chinatown was a disappointment at night. The shops virtually had all the same merchandise and not cheap. We had an ordinary chinese meal and drinks were very expensive. We were told by our guide that we should tip the try shaw drivers. I always feel that we have paid for the night and that the drivers would also have been paid. Why should we do it again. Singapore is not a third world country. The bumboat trip on the Singapore river was excellent and that why i give it 3 stars.
It wasn't the best tour.
We didn't visit Chinatown, we just stop in ONE temple in 15 minutes.
We didn't visit Little India, we had 10 minutes to walk ONE block.
We stopped in some gem shop, more pushy to buy than an interesting place to visit. It wasn't mention inthe tour as far as I remember.
The guide wasn't very nice and she dind't provide much infirmation about Singapore. Everyone by themselves
A good whistle stop tour of Singapore, very good value for what it was. Not much time in Chinatown, just looked at one temple, then on to a fairly pointless stop at a gem factory which took up a large chunk of time as, one person on the tour bought something. This part could have been deleted and spent a bit more time in Chinatown. A good quick way of seeing Singapore.