A culture tour of the unique "Peranakan" people in Singapore. Take the Singapore Peranakan Trail with food tasting tour and look into the history and lifestyle of the Peranakan people through an exhibition of their finest clothes, jewelry, furniture, customs and festivals. View traditional Peranakan shophouses dating back to the early 1920's, and area that still draws people for the delicious local food.
- Take a glimpse into the lifestyle of the unique Peranakan people
- Sample delicious Nonya delicacies
- Informative commentary from your English-speaking licensed guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
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What You Can Expect
Take a colorful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan people in Singapore. Walk through a spice garden - the original site of the first Botanic Gardens.
Next, off to Katong and Joo Chiat, bustling enclaves well known for their rich cultural mix, with residents from various communities such as the Peranakans, Eurasians, Malays and Indians adding to the cultural fabric of Singapore.
See rows of colorful traditional Peranakan shophouses dating back to 1920s and 1930s amidst an area that draws people from around the island for delicious local food. Stop for a Peranakan beading demonstration followed by tea and sampling of some Nonya delicacies.
Very nice guide - I liked the herb garden tour and seeing and tasting the food. Such wonderful coloured houses - nice to see that they have been preserved.
First we walk through the spice garden park to smell the various fragrances. Next we go to a little shop where we sample a couple of appetizers. Finally we go to the Pernankan museum to learn about the people and culture of the country.
As a reviewer had mentioned, this is not a tour to just sit down and eat like a fat lazy (insert country here). Thus I do agree that the tour title should be changed. However, I had no issues understanding what the tour would entail because I read the entire description and information like any conscientious traveler should.
I would recommend the tour to someone who enjoys both cooking and learning about different cultures. If you can identify a spice by the smell - then you would appreciate the spice garden. If you care about the history of the city and how the residents came to be - you need to have liked history in school - then the museum is a good place.
I had the fortune like others to have Mr. Foo as my guide. (I also had him for the Round Island tour, lucky me!) Plus there were only 3 of us in the group, so the tour was very intimate. It's hard to hear a guide when there is a large group of people, so having such a small group helped immensely for me to be able to listen to him and ask a lot of questions.