Singapore street photography: exploring colourful Chinatown

We sent our fabulous resident photographer, Darissa, on a mission to capture Chinatown in photographic colour...

It’s no secret we love Singapore’s Chinatown – it’s one of our favourite neighbourhoods to explore with the kids! From the explosions of colour, fun shopping (YES you need that giant pineapple decoration and child-size cheongsam), famous local foods to try and temples to visit, it’s one quintessential cultural experience. Whether you’re visiting the Lion City or are lucky enough to live here, Chinatown never gets old. HoneyKids’ resident photographer Darissa Lee wandered through Chinatown and hit the Pagoda St market to snap fun scenes from this vibrant pocket of the city – and says there’s no better time than Chinese New Year to see this neighbourhood come to life…

“Chinatown is a place filled with intriguing sights, people and culture. It’s a different experience every time you visit and you’ll never get tired of its energy. Chinese New Year gives Chinatown a whole new life and it’s something you don’t want to miss! From the colourful decorations, to tasty bak kwa to gorgeous flowers, the sea of red is hard to escape from. Head on down and immerse yourself in the chaos and excitement that I’ve captured in my photographs!”
– Darissa

Chinatown Photo Essay HoneyKids Asia
Chinatown Photo Essay HoneyKids Asia
Chinatown Photo Essay HoneyKids Asia

Psst: In the mood for some CNY fun now? Check out guide to all the best Chinese New Year events in Singapore for kids!

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