Photographer's Note

This is Chinatown's flea market. During early British settlement, when the Chinese immigrants were a minority, Raffles divided the city into districts based on ethnic groups in order to keep racial tensions minimized. Chinatown was allotted the area south of the Singapore River.

At one stage, Singapore's Chinatown was slated for demolition. However, recognizing the people's desires and the historical importance of the area, the government canceled plans to raze Chinatown and is now in the midst of reconstruction.

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Additional Photos by Renier Figuracion (kiwi_explorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1834 W: 81 N: 2710] (12209)
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