• Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 75.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Chinatown tour was much more than just a food tour. I loved visiting the Singapore visitor Centre and learning about the history of Singapore and the way the government plan development way into the future. Also, the way the rubbish is dealt with and the reclaimed land. There was lots of food to try and it was good to be with a guide to try our different food stalls before trying some more out on our own. Would recommend this tour.

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Could not be better! Facts, history and delicious food, with a skilled and friendly guide. Heartily recommended.

Scott J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Ive been on a LOT of tours and this is hands down in my top 3. Rene is the BEST tour guide Ive ever had. Not only did I try foods I never would have tried on my own that were delicious by the way but we also visited the farmers market wet market area of the Chinatown Complex which was colorful and interesting. My favorite part of the tour was the Singapore City Gallery. Learning about the Singapore people, culture and history was fascinating. There was a large model of the city that was really helpful to me to visualize how everything is laid out. Take this tour early in your visit to Singapore if possible as Rene will give you lots of tips and ideas of other non-touristy places to visit. I absolutely loved this tour.

Andrea S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

An incredible tour! Our guide not only offered us so many different things to taste drinks and food, but also explained Singapore to us geography, social housing etc. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour and extremely informative! Guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Small group made it more personnel and you were able to get to know the group in a more relaxed setting. I have been on multiple food tours in many different countries with Viator and they never disappoint! Well done!!

Lea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was great! I really appreciated the insider knowledge both about the Hawker markets and also about the history of Singapore. The guide was more than willing to recommend other items of interest for my visit and I was really glad to have done this on my first day in Singapore!

Geoffrey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great Tour, great food , great guide full of information.....a must. We loved it.

Alison M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing!

Catherine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a great tour-- not just of local eats but of the short history of Singapore. The guide is VERY informative. He also is cognizant of people's different food tolerances and will customize the tastings to allergies or personal preferences. We very much enjoyed our time on this tour.

carolyn l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Had a great time on our hawker food tour, guide renee looked after us very well and we enjoyed trying different hawker fox, Singapore was amazing and would definitely recommend tour. Carolyn

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