Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

One of the best tours I have ever been on! Our guide, with such a sense of humour, led us on a trip that incorporated a tasting trip, interesting plant information and then was if that was not such an amazing enough, led us to the Museum and imparted so much knowledge. Do not miss this trip!

Mei Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The tour guide is so knowledgeable and considerste!
It was an amazing experience. Thanks!

Deborah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

A really interesting trip appealing to all the senses. Very informative. Great to see another cultural aspect of Singapore that is not so obvious.

Dale G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

The tour was a quick view of a few areas of the city and the guide was great. It was during the Chinese New Year and he managed the touring extremely well with the traffic, closed businesses and returned us to the hotel happy and refreshed.

Sofia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Very good experience in all fronts!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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.

John K.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

First we walk through the spice garden park to smell the various fragrances. Next we go to a little shop where we sample a couple of appetizers. Finally we go to the Pernankan museum to learn about the people and culture of the country.

As a reviewer had mentioned, this is not a tour to just sit down and eat like a fat lazy (insert country here). Thus I do agree that the tour title should be changed. However, I had no issues understanding what the tour would entail because I read the entire description and information like any conscientious traveler should.

I would recommend the tour to someone who enjoys both cooking and learning about different cultures. If you can identify a spice by the smell - then you would appreciate the spice garden. If you care about the history of the city and how the residents came to be - you need to have liked history in school - then the museum is a good place.

I had the fortune like others to have Mr. Foo as my guide. (I also had him for the Round Island tour, lucky me!) Plus there were only 3 of us in the group, so the tour was very intimate. It's hard to hear a guide when there is a large group of people, so having such a small group helped immensely for me to be able to listen to him and ask a lot of questions.

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable
I was glad I decided to join the tour I be using more of your tour around the world
It was great.

doovywacky Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very informative and enjoyable. great value for money.

Stephanie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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.

practicalgardensolut ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I have visited Singapore many times but knew nothing of the Peranakan Trail. What an amazing interesting morning. I learned more from your guide in 3 hours than I have on many previous visits to the country. The only disappointment was the short amount of time we had in the Museum, others I think it was wonderful. The guide was really knowledgeable, not only about his subject but about the overall history of Singapore.

Robin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

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.

janet p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

An excellent tour local tour guide was excellent a very interesting tour

Serena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was an excellent tour conducted by a very informative Tour Guide.

lea b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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

Fezwyck Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Very interesting. I really enjoyed seeing how spices grow in Fort Canning, the museum and food.

Janet C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

If you like learning about other cultures then this the tour to do. It was my favourite and Phillip our guide, who was one of the Peranakan people was so lovely and informative. The whole tour was totally. Enjoyable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

i didn't go the tour because I joined 2 tours. The 1st tour, the guide just left me at the Botanic garden where no public transportation because he didnt mention where to wait and I wait at difference place. I asked to cancel the 2nd tour 48hours in advance but Viator said the local agent Tour East wouldnt refund!!!

I called local tour APOLOGY. Only blaming I was responsible and "FUNNY" that only 4ppl were left behind.

Itinerary included 15 mins 5 place which gem factory is not in itinerary.

VIATOR will only gave me their terms and conditons! They sold me to the local agent!!! They hv nothing to do!!!

If you want to try how to be abandoned under hot and no transportation... go for their tour!!! EXTREME EXPERIENCE!!!!

Jackie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was really interesting, guide knew a lot and gave extra information on the herb and spices in garden. Museum tour he also explained much more than we would of seen walking it alone, wasn't sure of this when I booked it but found it full of different things.

Katharine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

A highlight of our trip - a must do!!

Karin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

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.

Malcolm S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

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...

Juliann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

I loved this tour. Part of it may have been partly due to my travel companions.We were a small group of six and thoroughly enjoyed the Pernakan Museum and the tea and snacks that followed. Walking through the spice garden wasn't that interesting to me, but was the first time I'd found any green space in Singapore and no crowds and that was WONDERFUL!

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