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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.
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was full of information and the food tasting was lovely. A great insight into the Peranakan people and culture.
I was very impressed with this tour, especially our guide, Mr Foo - what a wealth of knowledge. I was fortunate to have a small group of 3 with Mr Foo, so we gained enormous benefit of listening to his stories and understanding of local history. I did, however find the title of the tour slightly misleading as the tour was more cultural than food tasting i.e. we started at the Spice Gardens, then drove around observing the local architecture and some of the heritage listed properties, then onto a market shop for local handicrafts and plate of 3 small bites of food followed by a visit to the Peranakan museum. If anyone signs up to this tour for food they would be disappointed.
This is an excellent tour. Our guide, Phillip, was very good with his comments, knowledge and feeling for the history and food of the Peranakan. The tastings were excellent and the Museum was extremely interesting. Well worth doing.
Mr Foo was a very informative guide who told and showed us many interesting facts on herbs,traditions and history of the Peranakan people. The store where we had food tasting was like a small museum with many artefacts , it also sold food stuffs.
The actual museum we visited was excellent
Very interesting. I really enjoyed seeing how spices grow in Fort Canning, the museum and food.
Absolutely fabulous. We had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a very good sense of humour which made our excursion very enjoyable. The visit to the Peranakan shop house was excellent and our food guide was very knowledgeable and dexterous - I don't know that I can do the proper folds to make that delicious food parcel. The Peranakan museum is a little jewel which was well explained by our guide. All in a all, a well worthwhile tour. Highly recommended!
This was an interesting tour, which one would not be able to do on ones own. The information of Peranakan food was interesting and the food tasted great. the visit to the Peranakan museum was interesting.
We did several tours on Singapore with different companies but without question this was the best. It was a great mix of history and culture with the promise of some authentic Peranakan food at the end. Our guide (Mr Foo) was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining - so much so we booked up for another tour with him. We'd recommend this over the normal city tour to get behind the scenes in Singapore...
My daughters and I took the Peranakan trail tour recently and were absolutely delighted. Our host was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed his subject. We were taken to a Peranakan woman's home where she made dumplings and talked with us about her food and culture. It was a unique experience and very worthwhile. We were also the only ones on the tour, so received lots of attention.
I really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative of the early people of singapore. I also enjoyed the food tasting.. you have a chance to learn how to make it.
Eryl U Australia
Basic tour but very informotive, great guide. At the spice gardens he knew it all. Only sorry i didn't write down what he told us about the spices. Food allthough small was delicious. Well worth a go at this tour.
Jessica C USA
This was an excellent tour! We were shown the highlights at the Spice Garden and the Peranakan Museum and given insight that wasn't on any of the plaques. I was able to make a pork-rice dumpling with some assistance and then to eat a cooked one. The food was good and something I would not have tried on my own, but would love to try again! We learned about the Peranakan bead work and saw samples, amazing! We also saw examples of embroidery at really high quality, and a traditional dress I modeled. It was a morning well spent!
Susan G United Kingdom
This was our favorite trip. Learned a lot about Singapore and the people. Food was good but different. They even dressed me up as a Peranakan. Great!
Loved the food, loved the insight into Singapore. What a great way to discover Singapore cuisine.
Sharryn L Australia
It was very interesting to learn about some of Singapore's history and culture. The food tasting was great and our guide was very helpful.
Loved the immersion into Peranakan experience - food, architecture and culture. The guide, Philip, was excellent too.
VIVIENNE D India
Our guide,Mr Foo was very good. He managed the time and us with competence and humour! The food tasting was delightful and his insights made the experience , special. The time of 3 hrs 3 min was just right. A very good introduction to Peranakan culture and recommended for it's good value,too.
This was a very pleasant way to spend the morning. We were lucky and had a private tour. Very informative and easy pace. Food tasting was delicious. Our guide could not have been better qualified. Nice one.
Good tour. Food was great. The history was good. The guide knew his stuff.
A tour with a difference. we were taken to a spice garden in Fort Canning park first of all, then to a Peranakan establishment for an insight into their food, customs and dress. After that informative and tasty visit, we were taken to the Peranakan Museum (also near Fort Canning park) which had a good variety of exhibits. the tour was something different to the 'usual' Singapore visits.
Enjoyed the tour and the food was fantastic.
We had a bad start to this tour as the scheduled pick-up from our hotel was late arriving, and there was chaos and confusion because 'the office had made a mistake.' We were therefore late starting the tour and it became rather rushed which was a shame as it was very interesting and we would have liked more time in the Peranakan Museum.
We also visited the Spice Garden, and a lovely Peranakan lady called Doris who demonstrated the preparation of a typical
food and then we were able to try some of the foods. We enjoyed the tour very much in spite of the inauspicious start.
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