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After that long walk to the Bukit Timah Summit and at the Botanical garden, we decided to continue our march on Chinatown. MRT took us to the other end of the city in less than half an hour. At Chinatown, I followed the Lonely planet guided tour again. Follow us along to the Chinatown and the business district with some impressions.
Chinatown was full of life as always, like in any part of the world. The place was filled with colourful shops selling souvenirs. We walked by the People’s park complex, then to Chinatown complex and reached the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
At the main entrance, there is a stage and lot of locals were dancing to some english music. It was very impressive to see a lot of old people dancing to the tunes.
The Buddha tooth relic temple is magnificent. The interiors are stunning and the idols are very intricately designed. These pictures are self explanatory.
We took the Ann Siang road and got to Telok Ayer Street which has some interesting colonial architecture. Lot of these buildings are now turned into pubs and bars. However, most of them were closed today for labours day.
Our route passed through Siang Cho Keong Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Nagore Durgha and Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple.
We reached the Ruffles Place and tried looking for a restaurant that sells Kaya toast, a local delicacy. However, the place was closed. So, we headed to the nearest MRT Station and took the metro back to our hotel. A long day thus came to an end. It was tiring but extremely refreshing.