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Chinatown visitors to get free Wi-Fi access from March 28

Published on Mar 10, 2014 5:32 PM
 
 The new Chinatown Food Street has 24 street-hawker stalls and six shophouse restaurants serving a variety of dishes. Visitors to Chinatown will soon be able to get free Wi-Fi access while navigating the streets of the popular tourist precinct. -- ST PHOTO: DEMOND LIM

Visitors to Chinatown will soon be able to get free Wi-Fi access while navigating the streets of the popular tourist precinct.

A free Wi-Fi network, which will be implemented on March 28, will cover five areas in Chinatown, namely Smith Street, Trengganu Street, Pagoda Street, Sago Street and Kreta Ayer Square. The network, operated by SingTel wil runs at the speed of 360 mbps, and will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 wireless devices at any one point.

When logged onto the network, visitors can also access a map of Chinatown that highlights popular landmarks and places of interest such as the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Chinatown Food Street.

The initiative is spearheaded by the Chinatown Business Association (CBA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

 
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