- Walking tour to discover the traditions of Singapore's Chinese immigrant community
- Meander around the bustling wet market
- Meet a local doctor and learn about the practice of traditional Chinese medicine
- Learn about Chinese wedding customs and death rituals
- Enjoy tastings of sweets and tea
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What You Can Expect
With your guide, visit a medicine hall to meet a local doctor, who tells you about Chinese medicine and the theories of yin and yang. Stroll through a wet market, where fresh food is sold, and pass by stalls filled with produce, livestock and household items before stopping by a confectionery shop for a tasting of sweet treats traditionally enjoyed during Chinese celebrations.
Learn about local wedding customs at an accessories shop, and taste tea at a tea shop, where you’ll hear about the importance of tea ceremonies in Chinese society. The traditions continue at the end of life, as well, with funeral rituals that include burning fake paper money.
You’ll discover all this and more during your fascinating tour.
The tour guide did an excellent job presenting the history and culture of Chinatown. We visited an herbalist, took part in the tea ceremony, learned about the wedding and funeral customs and the food of Singapore. It was a very interesting and educational tour.
We loved this tour of Chinatown, and learned so much from our guide Siew Tin about the Chinese rituals around birth, death and marriage.
We had an excellent tour with Siew Tin yesterday. She was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. We learned about customs surrounding food, marriage, death and tea. We've been to Chinatowns and China on multiple occasions but didn't know most of what we learned from our guide. It was three hours well spent.
We had this tour to ourselves. I had booked the morning tour and it was truly wonderful. Our guide oozed knowledge and she was very amenable to spending time explaining various items of fresh produce for sale in the market. Our trip sped past in 'super quick' time, it was so fascinating. I love cooking and learning about produce with which I'm unfamiliar and this trip managed to provide insights into ingredients as well as an insight into some of the traditions of the Chinese community here in Singapore.
It was a great tour.
Wear your comfy shoes!
Excellent! An enjoyable intimate tour of Chinatown including tea and egg tart tasting-yum! Our guide Eliza explained lots of Singaporean customs and beliefs and answered all our questions as well as providing dining recommendations! We voted this our favourite tour ever.
We enjoyed our tour with our guide very much and learnt a lot of the Chinese habits. We were lucky to be the only guests this morning and had the full attention of our charming guide.
Loved it. Best tour I have been on. Great guide. Very informative- would highly suggest all my friends go on this tour
I absolutely loved this walking tour. Our guide Bernard was knowledgeable, engaging and answered all my questions. It was a great way to learn about the Chinese culture, particularly rituals and traditions of birth, death and marriage. Would highly recommend this tour, ask for Bernard!
Very interesting tour
Lot of interesting topics to discover in very nice group
Barnard was an awesome guide who added personal touches throughout the entire tour! This is a not-to-be-missed tour while in Singapore!