Chinatown's rich heritage and historic charm need little introduction — the district is home to a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops which stand alongside hip new stores and cafes. Chinatown is also where the Sri Mariamman Temple, Jamae Mosque and Buddhist Buddha Tooth Relic Temple sit side by side on South Bridge Road.
But nestled amidst the rich culture and history are new treasures that have injected a dose of novelty to the neighbourhood. For the trendy crowd, hit the many chic restaurants and bars along Neil Road or Keong Saik Road. Or, hop on over to Club Street where the vibe is electric on the weekends — the street is closed for outdoor dining every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 2am, so head down to the area for dinner, drinks and hours of fun.
If peace and quiet is more of your thing, head to Ann Siang Hill. This quaint enclave is home to historical sites such as the restored shophouses on Ann Siang Road, Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street, as well as plenty of tropical flora (such as cinnamon, nutmeg and breadfruit trees) in Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Green. Built in 1993, Ann Siang Hill Park is also Chinatown’s tallest geographical point.