Singapore: 3.5-Hour Chinatown Food Adventure
- Discover the fascinating world of Singapore’s hawker centers
- Experience the charm of traditional Chinatown in the heart of this cosmopolitan city
- Feast on typical goodies such as rice cakes, poh piah, chicken rice, and more
- Learn all about the origins of Singapore’s diverse Chinatown neighbourhood and how the early migrants came to live there
Your guide will introduce you to the hawker center and help you pick out some of the most authentic, tasty Singaporean treats. Savor the famous chicken rice along with delicious poh piah (fresh spring roll). Then try some mouth-watering local Chinese delights such as chwee kueh (water rice cake) with freshly crushed, ice cold sugar cane juice.
While you chow down on your food, your local guide will be sharing with you some Singapore history, information about the city’s rich culture, and some local know-how on how this food is prepared. You’ll also learn how hawker centers came to be, and why this tradition is so close to the Singaporeans’ hearts. This tour is interactive – ask your local guide plenty of questions about all that you can see and taste.
After your first dose of deliciousness, take a stroll through the wet market to explore local food sources. Check out some interesting livestock and fresh ingredients used in local food.
Next, hit the streets of Chinatown. Learn about the history of the early migrants in this area, and how they came to settle and build their lives here. You’ll experience how people from all kinds of places live in harmony in Chinatown as you visit some religious sites dotted along the same street. You can take a respite from the outdoor heat with a visit to the air conditioned Urban Redevelopement Authority (URA) gallery to understand how the city planners built Singapore from a humble fishing village to a great cosmopolitan city!
After all that exploration, finish up your Singapore tour with a freshly brewed teh or kopi tarik (pull tea / coffee) and a taste of Singaporean fusion with a tasty roti prata to complete your day tour. While you eat, your tour guide will fill you in on a few final bits of local knowledge, give you an opportunity to ask them any more burning questions you may have, and some tips and tricks for the rest of your time in the magical city of Singapore.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Food as indicated in the description
- Non-alcoholic drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Additional food
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
Prepare for the activity
Children must be 6 years to 11 years of age, inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
This is a walking tour and guests will be exposed to elements such as sun and rain. Therefore, casual clothes and good walking shoes are appropriate. Tops with sleeves and bottoms covering the knees are necessary. It is also suggested to bring a hat, water bottle, pack of tissues, and some money for personal purchases.