Singapore: 3.5-Hour Chinatown Food Adventure

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Singapore: 3.5-Hour Chinatown Food Adventure

From US$ 86 per person

Join this food tour through Singapore’s Chinatown that leaves no stone, rice cake, or noodle roll unturned and learn about one of the city’s most unique neighborhoods. Visit the largest hawker center with your guide and try out some local favorites.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Your Singapore food fest will begin at the Chinatown complex, the largest hawker centre in Singapore, with over 220 stalls. With all those options, you may feel a little overwhelmed, but you’ll have a knowledgeable local by your side to show you the ropes. 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.
Includes
  • 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
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Chinatown North East line MRT station (inside the station), outside the ticketing gate next to the passenger service office (near Exit A)

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Important information

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  • Food on the tour is provided on a shared basis. Due to this it may not be possible to accommodate the dietary requirements of some guests. To inquire whether the food on the tour is suitable for you, please contact the tour supplier in advance.
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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René was a top guide! Learned a lot about Singapore and ate super food in Chinatown. He got all kinds of different dishes from all kinds of different stalls. Highly recommended (especially at the start of your visit to the country). Even though we have not seen much of Chinatown itself, we had a great guided tour!

November 5, 2019

This is a must do tour. My Husband and I went on the tour with another approximate six previously unknown people. Rene, our ever so helpful and friendly guide, was a wealth of knowledge for both cultural information and culinary delights. He took us to the places where food was highly reasonably priced and good quality. We enjoyed a variety of different types of food – more than any one person could eat. The food kept flowing, each time we stopped. Don’t plan to have dinner after this tour. We learnt a lot of important things about Singapore so our recommendation to anyone would be to to go on this tour as early as possible after you arrive in Singapore, it will be highly beneficial. We were disappointed that we didn’t also take the bike tour because other members of the group did this (same guide) and said it was fantastic. We remain jealous. Have fun.

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