Singapore’s Chinatown

This past weekend, I explored Chinatown with two friends who are also student teaching at SAS.  Singapore has three main “cultural” areas: Little India, Arab Street, and Chinatown, and all of them are wonderful areas to try different foods, shop, and explore.  We began our exploration at a little coffee shop that sold Kaya toast, a delicious and popular Singapore breakfast or snack that consists of a sugar, egg, coconut milk, and pandan (a plant used for cooking in Asia) mixture spread on top of thick slices of toast.  

Our lunch included some traditional Chinese food, including fried rice and dumplings.  Before my trip to Singapore, I was not one to try new foods, but now it is one of my favorite ways to explore the city and the mix of cultures that make up Singapore.  

We wandered the streets in search of souvenirs, interesting sights, and the perfect selfie spots.  The brightly colored buildings and the hustling and bustling streets were around every corner.

We went in one of the temples, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.  It was amazing how intricate every detail was.  In order to enter the temple, you must have covered shoulders and covered knees, and the temple provides wraps and scarves with which to cover yourself.  Here is a glimpse into Chinatown…

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