Visiting Chinatown!

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Some historical buildings in Chinatown.

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The view of the exciting town!

Today, we meet some old family friends, and ate dinner in Chinatown!  It wasn’t my first time going there, but it has been a while.  We ate at Yum Cha, which is a restaurant that serves Chinese food.  I ate dumplings(delicious! I literally ate at least 10), Peking duck, paper chicken(so good!), fried rice, and some veggies.  I love dumplings and chicken, so I ate a lot of it, but I don’t think I really like pecking duck.  I’ve tried it at other places as well, but It’s just not my cup of tea.  Anyways, I came out of the restaurant stuffed, and I think it was a very good meal.  Our guests from Japan seemed to enjoy it as well, which was awesome!  Afterwards, we went to get desert at a very local cafe.  Their specialty is snow ice, which come in gigantic portions(I got watermelon and lychee). After the sweet treat, we went strolling down the streets of Chinatown to see what we could find.  There are endless numbers of fans, dragons puppets, calligraphy brushes, and interesting key chains.  One of the things that I thought was really creative was when the merchants would use Chinese characters and English names and make them into colourful pieces of artwork such as scrolls, bookmarks, and posters.  I didn’t buy any of the colourful souvenirs, but I did get some baseball caps that I needed for school.  Chinatown is a really exhilarating part of Singapore, where you can have tons of fun while learning a bit about the Chinese culture.

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