Chinatown lurks behind Singapore's financial district, the old underpinning the new. The district's current look is a shiny, antiseptic version of the historic Chinatown in colonial times. Resurrected shophouses sell traditional crafts, Chinese medicine, jewelry, and cheap souvenirs, while nearby hawker centers and fruit stands tempt passersby with their wares.
The old-timey Eu Tong Sen Street has its fair share of larger shopping malls, like the former moviehouse turned mall Majestic (80 Eu Tong Sen Street), and Pearl's Centre (100 Eu Tong Sen Street), with its twisting passageways and odd collection of wares, from sexy men's underwear to Buddhist artifacts.
More modern shopping options can be found around the Cross Street area, where you'll find large shopping complexes like Chinatown Point (133 New Bridge Road), People's Park Complex (1 Park Road), and the landmark OG People's Park (100 Upper Cross Street, OG Building, Singapore; Telephone: 6535 8888).
Nearest MRT Stops: You can reach Chinatown via the East-West Line's Outram Park station (EW16) and the North-East Line's Chinatown station (NE4).