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Discover the traditions and customs that have long been part of Singapore’s Chinatown community on this cultural walking tour. As you stroll through the lively neighborhood, you’ll meet a local doctor who introduces you to Chinese medicine, visit a confectionery shop to learn about special items for Chinese holidays and explore a wet market for a look at the produce and other things residents buy on a regular basis. You’ll also hear about wedding customs, funeral traditions, tea ceremonies and more. 

Highlights

  • Walking tour to discover the traditions of Singapore's Chinese immigrant community
  • Meander around the bustling wet market
  • Meet a local doctor and learn about the practice of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Learn about Chinese wedding customs and death rituals
  • Enjoy tastings of sweets and tea

What You Can Expect

Singapore Walking Tour: Chinatown's Rituals and Traditions Including Market Tour and Tea Tasting

Tea Tasting

From birth to marriage to death, traditional customs have surrounded the lives of the Singapore’s Chinese community since immigrants arrived in Singapore in the 19th century. As you explore the Chinatown district on a guided walking tour, learn about the rituals and ceremonies that mark events like weddings, holidays and festivals.

With your guide, visit a medicine hall to meet a local doctor, who tells you about Chinese medicine and the theories of yin and yang. Stroll through a wet market, where fresh food is sold, and pass by stalls filled with produce, livestock and household items before stopping by a confectionery shop for a tasting of sweet treats traditionally enjoyed during Chinese celebrations.

Learn about local wedding customs at an accessories shop, and taste tea at a tea shop, where you’ll hear about the importance of tea ceremonies in Chinese society. The traditions continue at the end of life, as well, with funeral rituals that include burning fake paper money.

You’ll discover all this and more during your fascinating tour. 

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