Eu Yan Sang

shopping / Health & cosmetics

Lonely Planet review

Opened in the early 20th century and now tastefully refurbished, this is Singapore's most famous Chinese medicine centre and has spawned branches across the country. Looking like a modern Western chemist, the goods on the shelves are anything but familiar to Western eyes. Pick up some Monkey Bezoar powder to relieve excess phlegm, or Liu Jun Zi pills to dispel dampness. There are also herbal teas, soups and oils; most remedies come with easy-to-follow labels.