Since my hubby and I are going back to the Philippines , we wanted to buy a few pasalubong and do a bit of exploring. We headed to Chinatown.
Chinatown in Singapore is a very colourful part of the city. There you can find a lot of affordable knick-knacks and interesting items.
Chinatown is often crowded with shoppers and tourists. You can buy a lot of Singapore souvenirs and keepsakes there. This is also where I bought my wooden fans which we sprayed-painted green for my wedding, as well as my lovely pink kimono robe which I wore to prep for my wedding. I believe this is also where my other colleague got her wedding souvenir chopsticks for her guests.
Also in Chinatown, you can find a beautiful Hindu temple called Sri Mariamman Temple. The temple was built in 1827. Every October of every year, Hindus celebrate the Thimithi Festival and as a test of faith they would walk over burning coals with their bare feet. This temple brings back memories when my family and I visited this temple when we were much younger. I remember we were in awe of the architecture and the colourful statues of their gods & goddesses. We were asked to remove our shoes upon entering the temple.
My hubby and I have been craving for a good dimsum/siomai. We said what better place to find it than in Chinatown, right? So we went to the Chinatown Complex. In the second level of the complex, you can find the hawker center. There we got ourselves some soimai or here in Singapore, it is known as siew mai.
Look at our happy faces. Yes! We got our siomai fix! Tummy-approved!