While on my visit to Singapore, my sister and I went to china town. It was literally like walking into a town in china. There were a number of interconnected streets that were lined with shops.
We walked down the small streets with our cameras flashing, trying to capture all the happenings on the street within the camera. There was a large number of people walking in and out of the shops. We popped into a couple of stores as well and saw souvenirs of Singapore, like magnets, keychains and so on. We also saw hand made Chinese hand fans, and small wooden dolls. There were a number of beautifully hand decorated Chinese lanterns as well that were eye-catching.
We had lunch at a hawker centre- an open-air complex in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Riau Islands, housing many stalls that sell a variety of inexpensive food. It was a very interesting experience.
We also passed by a henna tattoo artist who drew an elaborate design on my arm for 8 dollars! We also purchased a small embroidered bag and a pair of palazzo pants with traditional designs on it. There were a number of interesting and cheap things to buy at this place. It was an amazing experience and I absolutely loved walking through the small cobbled streets and popping into small shops with their interesting wares!