In the founding years of Singapore, the migrants, made up of a majority of 70% Chinese, flocked in to Singapore and settled into the southwest region of the Singapore River.
Way back then, life was simple yet hard. Fresh water had to be drawn and carted by bullock-drawn carts, the practice which relatively became the name of this street – 牛车水， Niu Che Shui, or Bullock-Cart-Water.
Over the years, Chinatown evolved but the heritage and culture stays strong. From pre-war shop houses to Chinese medical halls, Chinatown has become one of Singapore’s largest heritage districts.
Distance from Hotel by foot: 5 mins / 0.5km
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