Chinatown and the riverside are two popular areas of Singapore, mainly because of the fantastic street food and restaurants that have cropped up in these areas. Chinatown is a beautiful area to walk around, filled with shophouses, teahouses and stunning buildings built in the style of the fatherland when the first settlers arrived from China. Hotels in Chinatown ... More>are often considered quite affordable, with the Furama Hotel dominating this part of the city’s skyline. There are four different neighbourhoods in Chinatown: Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh - each have a different vibe – with the whole place being easily accessible on foot. If you want to visit Chinatown, take the North-East MRT. Famous sites in the area include the Buddha Tooth Relic temple and Sri Mariamman temple. In the evenings hawkers set up their stalls along lanes festooned with red lanterns, but if you are looking for a cool street to grab a drink on, head to the aptly named Club Street where you will find a host of bars and places to dance. Shopping can also be fun in this part of town, with a street market selling a eclectic variety of goods from replica t shirts to fresh tea and not so ancient antiques. If it rains, head inside to the Red Dot Design Museum, where you can check out the latest innovations from around the world which have won prestigious red dot design awards.