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Chinatown Food Adventure

Highlights / General details

Discover the fascinating world of hawker centres in Singapore

Experience the charm of traditional Chinatown in the heart of cosmopolitan Singapore.

Feast on typical goodies like rice cakes, poh piah (fresh spring roll), chicken rice, and more.

Learn all about the origins of Singapore’s diverse Chinatown neighborhood and how the early migrants came to live there.

Chow down on a delicious meal with freshly-squeezed sugar cane juice – yum!

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Food as referenced in itinerary and non-alcoholic drinks.

Exclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Additional food or beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available Monday - Saturday at 2:00pm.

Duration

Approximately 3.5 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Chinatown North East line MRT station (inside the station), outside the ticketing gate next to passenger service office (near Exit A); Ending point: Chinatown MRT station (NE line).

Exclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Additional food or beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available Monday - Saturday at 2:00pm.

Duration

Approximately 3.5 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Chinatown North East line MRT station (inside the station), outside the ticketing gate next to passenger service office (near Exit A); Ending point: Chinatown MRT station (NE line).

Itinerary

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 centre 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 centres came to be, and why this tradition is so close to the Singaporeans’ hearts. This tour is interactive – we encourage you to ask your local guide plenty of questions about all that you can see and taste.

After our first dose of deliciousness, we’ll take a stroll through the wet market to explore local food sources. Check out some interesting livestock and fresh ingredients used in our local food. Next, we hit the streets of Chinatown to we continue our Singapore tour. 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 we visit some religious sites dotted along the same street. We 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, we’ll finish up our 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 our 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.

Additional Information

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 due to local customs at the temples. We also suggest you bring a hat, water, pack of tissues, and some money for personal purchases. A small umbrella is ideal in case of rain.

Participant restrictions

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Policies

Food on the tour is provided on a sharing basis. Due to that, we may not be able to accommodate some guests with dietary concerns.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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