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Discover the culinary delights of Singapore’s Chinatown on a walking tour that includes a hawker center and other food sites. With a guide, visit the Chinatown Complex to sample authentic dishes like Singaporean chicken rice and spring rolls. Try sugar cane juice, ‘pulled’ tea and 'chwee kueh' (water rice cake) and pass by temples and other cultural sights while learning about the neighborhood’s diverse culinary heritage. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people to provide a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Chinatown hawker center food walking tour in Singapore
  • Experience the fascinating culinary world of a hawker center with a food-loving guide
  • Feast on delicious goodies like poh piah, Singaporean chicken rice and more
  • Discover the charms and diversity of traditional Chinatown on foot
  • Learn all about the origins of Singapore’s Chinatown and its cuisine
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a guide on a small-group tour limited to 12 people

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What You Can Expect

Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

Explore Chinatown's hawker centers on this flavor-packed walking tour

Your walking tour starts in Chinatown, where you’ll meet your guide and head to your first stop, the Chinatown Complex, the biggest  hawker center in the city (hawker centers are a type of indoor or outdoor Asian food market where different stalls sell a variety of dishes).

Follow your guide through the center’s maze of 220-plus stalls to find the best food items on offer, such as poh piah (fresh spring rolls) or Singaporean chicken rice, accompanied by fresh-squeezed sugar cane juice. While you eat, learn how hawker centers began in Singapore from your guide, who can answer any questions you may have about the food you’re sampling and how it’s made.

Next, walk down the streets of Chinatown, listening to stories about the neighborhood's early immigrants, and pass by religious sites like Hindu temples and mosques. Cool off with a stop at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) gallery, where you'll learn how city planners transformed Singapore from a fishing village to a cosmopolitan city.

Finally, enjoy a sample of kopi tarik or teh tarik—‘pulled’ coffee or tea made with condensed milk and poured between two cups until it’s super frothy. You’ll sip it with tasting of roti prate (pancake-style bread) before returning to your starting point, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Kaye United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour is great fun! Our guide navigated us through the stalls, picking out interesting dishes and explaining the food and history as we chowed down. Speaking of history, the tour includes lots of information about Singapore and its evolution. A trip across the street to the Singapore City Gallery supplied interesting visuals to historic facts. The guide was knowledgeable and I was amazed how much more I learned and enjoyed the stalls, than when I went on my own. Highly recommend.

Rebecca J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a wonderful tour! Rene was such an informative guide and taught us so much about the history of Singapore. We expected the usual, walking through hawker centers and trying local fare, but this tour was so much more. Highly suggest this tour!!

Gerry A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour!.. our guide was personable, fluent in English language, and knowlegeable about the food and culture of Singapore. He escorted us through the Hawker Center and explaind the variety of food and food preparation. Then he fund a table for us and went in search of a variety of dishes which he rought to us for tasting. As we ate, he continued to describe the food and its place in the cultur.

Ian J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very know knowledgeable guide which made for a wondering tour

Marama P New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic tour and tour guide highly recommend.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide was great. We learned so much about the history of Chinatown and the city of Singapore. He took us around to many food stalls and fed us a lot more than we ever imagined. This tour was five star.

Sarai M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic introduction to life in Singapore. We thought it was simply a food tour but were treated to lots of information on modern Singapore. After the tour we felt confident enough to try Hawker centres on a daily basis. Thanks!

Sammy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome experience. Rene did a great job of showing the culture and history of Singapore and Chinatown as well as the food. He also gave me some great tips for going out at night. Would definitely recommend again, and I will do this trip again the next time I am in Sinagpore

Jennifer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderfully knowledgeable entertaining guide Rene. Passionate about Singapore. We tried many different dishes, many of which we probably wouldn't have tried without his guidance. All of which were excellent. We also visited the market under the Hawker Centre which was fascinating. It was a well worthwhile tour. Would love to do it again.

Kaz Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

英語が理解できてディープなチャイナタウン探索をしたい方、ホーカーフード初心者の方、そしてシンガポールの文化や成り立ちについて知りたい方にお勧めのツアーです。純ジャパの娘高校生は「経済の話はよくわからなかったけど、あとは結構理解できた」と申しておりました。ガイドのルネは日本語を勉強した経験があり、結構単語はご存知でした。

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