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Time3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Gain insight into the culture, lifestyle and history of Singapore’s Peranakan population, the descendents of early Chinese immigrants and other ethnic communities, on this heritage tour. With an informative guide, you’ll explore the Spice Garden at Fort Canning Park; visit the Peranakan Museum to admire traditional clothing, jewelry and festival artifacts; see Peranakan shophouses from the early 20th century; and enjoy a tasting of Peranakan cuisine, also known as Nyonya.
  • 3.5-hour Peranakan heritage tour of Singapore
  • Hear commentary from an informative guide on a walk through the Spice Garden at Fort Canning Park
  • Learn about the cuisine and customs of the Peranakan people at the Peranakan Museum
  • Visit the suburb communities of Katong and Joo Chiat, and sample a few Nonya specialties in Kim Choo
  • Coach pickup and drop-off included from most major hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You’ll learn all about Singapore’s Peranakan population including Straits-born Chinese (also called Baba-Nyonya)—descendants of 15th- through 17th-century Chinese immigrants—as well as other ethnic communities including Arab, Indian and Eurasian.
Your Singapore heritage tour starts with hotel pickup for the drive to your first stop, Fort Canning Park, a lovely green space on top of a hill. With your guide, walk through the Spice Garden, learning about different spices and herbs like lemongrass, curry, ginger, turmeric, chili and galangal, which are used in various Peranakan dishes.

Next, visit the Peranakan Museum, home to exhibits about the customs, language, clothing, religion and history of the Peranakan people. Browse displays about food traditions, and learn more about Peranakan cuisine, which combines Indian, Malay, Chinese and European influences. Then head to Katong and Joo Chiat, two lively districts known for their multicultural populations, good local food and rows of colorful Peranakan shophouses that date from the 1920s.

 Your final stop is Kim Choo, where you’ll watch a beading demonstration and then enjoy tea and food samples. You can try different Nonya dishes, such as otak otak (grilled fish with mixed spices), layered cake and dumplings.

Your tour then ends with hotel drop-off.
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