Yes Chinatown Point Hotel
Yes Chinatown Point Hotel is a budget hotel that is very conveniently situated in downtown Singapore, the Chinatown district with just 5-minute walk to Chinatown MRT Station (NE4).
Located on Smith Street, Yes Chinatown Point Hotel is right opposite of Chinatown Complex Market and Food Center, the largest hawker center in Singapore. Everything that is exciting and worth-seeing in Chinatown is also within walking distance from the hotel.
Guests arriving at Changi International Airport may find it less-of-a-hassle (least transfers) to take the direct train on Green MRT Line and alight at Outram Park Interchange MRT Station (EW16/NE3) instead. From there, it will be a short 10-minute walk along Eu Tong Sen Street to Yes Chinatown Point Hotel.
Price: US$60 per room night.
Good and Cheap Hawker Food in Singapore
The smell and flavor that emanates from Singaporean hawker stalls is unbeatable. Whether you are looking to have some light snacks, hearty lunch, desserts or just refresh with a fruit juice, hawker centers in Chinatown are the place to go.
On the 2nd level of the sprawling Chinatown Complex Market and Food Center, you can find over 700 food and beverage stalls selling almost all kind of food. Hence it has earned itself the accolade of being the largest hawker center in Singapore.
Prices here are cheap and food is definitely good but may not appeal to the healthy minded as some of the most delicious stuff are deep fried. Must try here includes Canton-style Roast Duck, Fried Kway Teow, Fried Carrot Cake, Sweet and Salty Glutinous Rice, Springy Wanton Noodles, Laksa, Fried Fritters and Teochew Fish Porridge.
Remember to wash down your meal with a healthy fruit juice concoction that is a favorite with locals. It’s called “ABC” which means Apple, Beetroot and Carrot which is touted to be real good for detoxification.
If Chinatown Food Center is not enough to satisfy your insatiable appetite for local food, then head to Maxwell Road Food Center, a short 5-minute walk from hotel doorstep. Over here, you must try the fragrant chicken rice at the very famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stall that was even patronized by Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and TV host.
Unique Museums in Chinatown
If you want to see some unique museums which you wouldn’t normally expect to find in tourist guide books, you don’t have to look very far from Yes Chinatown Point Hotel. There are quite a few interesting museums in Chinatown, but if you want to stay off the beaten path, visit these ones.
Singapore Coins and Notes Museum at 40 Pagoda Street is the only one of its kind in Singapore. Since it is only a few steps away from Yes Point Chinatown Hotel, it is definitely worth a visit. This museum is somewhat of a secret, even for most local Singaporeans, so you can be free of tourist crowds here. You can see coins and other rare currency objects that date back to Pre-War Singapore, and also the evolution of currency in Singapore.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum on South Bridge Road is famous for the scared Buddha relic and its majestic Tang dynasty architecture. But a lesser known gem is the Buddhist Culture Museum on 3rd level of this temple. Over here, one can find an extraordinary collection of Buddhist artifacts with meaning and story behind each item explained in simple English and Chinese. You can really soak in this peaceful setting and understand the life of Buddha Sakyamuni and His Teachings.
Unusual Flea Markets in Chinatown
If you are staying over the weekend in Chinatown, try to make your way to the flea market in China Square Central on a late Sunday morning. This flea market is interesting, especially for the memorabilia and antiques collectors, nostalgic folks or just anybody that is looking for a bargain. Kids, but adults also, will love the massive displays of collectible toys. Anything from Pokemon trading cards to Barbie dolls to comic books can be found at this lovely flea market.
Market of Artists and Designers is another very interesting flea market that you can find at the Red Dot Museum on 28 Maxwell Road. It takes place during the first weekend of every month. This is a place where artists get together and put their creations up for sale. If you are looking for a different shopping experience this is highly recommended. You can shop for paintings, hand-crafted objects, sculptures and a lot of experimental art.
A Budget Hotel in Downtown Singapore
Major financial districts like Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place and Marina Bay are less than 15 minutes away by train. Just a stone throw away from hotel are also some of Singapore’s famous attractions and places of interest.
Yes Chinatown Point Hotel offers its guests modern rooms with air-conditioning, attached shower facilities and free Wireless Internet access.
Wireless Internet access (complimentary) is available in all rooms.
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Hair Dryer
- Coin-Operated Laundry and Dryer
- Business Center
- Airport Transfer Service
- 24-Hour Reception
Address: 68A Smith Street Singapore 058967
Contact number: +65 6222 1218
Hotel Website: www.yeschinatownpthotel.com
Nearest MRT Stations: Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) and Outram Park Interchange MRT Station (EW16/NE3, 10-minute walk)