You’d be captivated. A bustling (and somewhat unforgiving) crowd you’d wrestle elbows with just for a bag of the best yong tau fu in town, a mother pinning an embroidered masterpiece of a qipao upon her daughter’s shoulders and the seamlessly endless ruckus of hawker stores churning out mouthwatering plates till the evening. This is Chinatown Complex, the mecca of Singaporean Chinese culture.
Navigating this three-storey complex may seem daunting, and even more so as young and old make their repeated pilgrimage in preparation of the new lunar year. As a handy guide, I got the low-down on what a beginner should know, see and, most importantly, buy, courtesy of the HawkerWalk@CNY Edition by Tribe Tour*.