How do you know you have come to the right place? You try to note down certain history landmarks. When you catch a sight of them, you will know straightaway you have arrived.
People's Park Complex. If you want to explore Singapore through backpacking, you can catch hold of this landmark at Chinatown, called the People's Park Complex. This building is one of the oldest building you will find facing new shopping malls along Eu Tong Sen Street. You will notice that this building looks like a giant wall built up into the sky. It is a housing estate cum shopping complex. You will discover lots of different shop vendors selling all sorts of products like watches, cameras, jewelry, electronic products, clothings and others. You can also find not only fast food but also food vendors.
Yue Hwa Chinese Products. Another landmark at Chinatown is this shopping centre. After a recent renovation, this building as its name depicted sells Chinese products. You will almost find all kinds of Chinese products in particularly Chinese herbs and medicine which is located at the ground floor.
Shopping and Hotel. To find suitable accommodation, you can find the nearest hotel located at Furama City Centre. Here you will not only find the best deals for accommodation, but also it is located near to various shopping areas like People's Park Centre, Chinatown Point and various tourist attractions i.e Clarke Quay, Boat Quay along Singapore River.
Transportation. To get to these locations, you can either choose local public buses or take the Singapore MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). You can either alight at NE 5 Clarke Quay station and begin your exploration or simply start off at NE 4 Chinatown station.
Chinatown Heritage Centre. Opposite the larger complexes and buildings, you will still discover many World War II shophouses along Temple Street, Mosque Street and Pagoda Street. This particular Pagoda Street is a pedestrianized shopping area and does not allow access to vehicles. Here you must visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre which is a museum that allows you to find out more about the lives and times of early settlers there.