Timothy Tye
Chinatown Complex

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeChinatown Complex, Singapore (29 July, 2017)

Chinatown Complex (GPS: 1.28244, 103.8435) is a multi-purpose high-rise complex in Chinatown, Singapore. It comprises a cluster of interlinked high-rise buildings, some sharing a common podium, and bordered by Smith Street, Trengganu Street and Keong Saik Road. The entrance from Keong Saik Road has a Chinese-style archway.

Located at 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex was built in the early 1980s to improve on the living standard of the inner city people. It comprises a commercial podium, which houses the Chinatown Complex Food Centre, and high-rise blocks containing flats. The transformation of the area began in 1938, when the Singapore Improvement Trust (precursor of the Housing Development Board) built flats in this area. Those flats were demolished in 1975 and replaced with Kreta Ayer Centre - which is now the Chinatown Complex - as well as the Kreta Ayer Community Centre and People's Theatre.1

The Chinatown Complex Food Centre is the largest hawker centre in Singapore. It has hundreds of stalls arranged in numbered rows, and includes the stall with a Michelin star, Hawker Chan Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, which does roaring business every single day.

Featured stall at Chinatown Complex

Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap


Chinatown Complex, SingaporeBlock 335A of Chinatown Complex (29 July, 2017)

Chinatown ComplexThe two high-rise blocks of flats at Chinatown Complex (12 September, 2010)

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeChinatown Complex (29 July, 2017)

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeHawkers selling things along the pedestrian mall of Chinatown Complex (29 July, 2017)

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeChinatown Complex, Singapore (29 July, 2017)

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeInterior of Chinatown Complex (1 August, 2017)

Chinatown Complex, SingaporeStalls selling garments are on the 1st floor while the famous Chinatown Complex Food Centre is on the second. (1 August, 2017)

Chinatown Complex Food CentreHawker stalls in Chinatown Complex Food Centre. You can see the Li Ji Cooked Food stall has a long queue. (1 August, 2017)

Chinatown Complex on Google Maps Street View

Chinatown Complex (Mar 2015)

Chinatown Complex is on the map of Smith Street


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