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Trengganu Street is a pedestrianized street at the heart of Singapore's Chinatown. It runs from the intersection with Smith Street and Sago Street in the south to the junction with Pagoda Street in the north. In the past, it extended all the way to Kreta Ayer Road, which is why it was called Goo Chia Chooi Wha Kay in Hokkien, meaning the road across Kreta Ayer Road.

Trengganu Street, SingaporeTrengganu Street, Singapore
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Trengganu Street was named after the state of Terengganu in Malaysia. It has always been a hive of activity. At the turn of the 20th century, it had a well-known Chinese theatre called Hei Yuen Kai, which was very popular until the late 1920's.

Today Trengganu Street is the place to see Singapore's street life in action. Along with Sago Street, Smith Street, Temple Street, Sago Lane and Pagoda Street, it is lined with street vendors or hawkers selling everything from food and drinks to souvenirs, talisman and religious paraphernalia.

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Getting there

Take the North East Line (NE4) to the Chinatown MRT Station. Exiting the station, walk down Pagoda Street till you arrive at junction to Trengganu Street on your right.

Trengganu Street shophouseTrengganu Street shophouse
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