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Pagoda Street

Pagoda Street

Pagoda Street in Singapore’s Chinatown is one of the best places to go for souvenir shopping.

It’s buzzing with a vibrant culture, colourful decorations and lanterns, and the charming shophouses which line the street adhere to the Raffles Town Plan of 1822, which makes the visitor feel as if one is stepping back in time.

Pagoda Street, Food, Shops, Temples, Parking, Map, Chinatown Singapore

This area was named aptly so because of its proximity to the Sri Mariamman Temple, where the pagoda built atop the main gate has always been the street’s most distinct feature.

The colourful history of this shopping area dates back to 1843 when shop houses were first built. Then by the 19th century, it became notorious due to the presence of the many opium dens.

During the turn of the 20th century, as modernisation engulfed Singapore, the street underwent restoration and became a prime economic hub, bustling with business and merchants; particularly in tailoring, textiles, and other services.

Visitors looking for quirky souvenirs, bags, jewellery, fashion, accessories, and much more will find them all here at a discounted price. You might also want to try your hand at haggling here.

Several inexpensive restaurants and cafes line Pagoda Street as well: there’s seafood, hotpot, Chinese cuisine, and much more.

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