3 Ethnic Neighborhoods & UNESCO Street Food / Cultural Experience | La Vacanza Travel

3 Ethnic Neighborhoods & UNESCO Street Food / Cultural Experience

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

This exciting tour brings you to the ethnic neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam. You will learn about the history, people, culture & heritage, which are what make Singapore uniquely diverse.
You will experience the everyday lives of the locals not only through sight and sound, but also through your taste buds. We will visit 2 UNESCO inscribed hawker centres (at Chinatown & Little India) and sample authentic local cuisines and drink, some of which have been passed down from generations and are fast diminishing due to the lack of family successors continuing with the trade.
To experience the local experience even further, we will also be taking public transportation between the different ethnic quarters, which are efficient, convenient and comfortable.
This tour will help you understand how the locals live their lives, which reflects Singapore's unique multi-racial and cultural lifestyle, and at the same time fill your stomachs with really amazing food and drink.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. You will learn more about its history and experience local living, through walking in the area as well as sampling local street food at UNESCO inscribed hawker centres at Chinatown and Little India, and dessert in the Malay Quarter of Kampong Glam.

In Chinatown, you will learn more about the lives of early Chinese immigrants who flocked here in large numbers due to the vibrant community and work opportunities. Businessmen, traders, craftsmen, hawkers and peddlers sought to make a living here. While some found success, many others found themselves succumbed to vices like opium, gambling and prostitution. Remnants of these memories can still be found along the streets of Chinatown and you will get the opportunity to relive the lives of the past in the present day.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam with a street food experience at UNESCO inscribed hawker centres at Chinatown and Little India.

In Kampong Glam, you will learn more about how this place came about and that Malay royalty used to govern Singapore, whose palace used to stand in the grounds. Be enthralled by the grand Sultan Mosque that still continues to attract Muslims from all over the island. It is an important focal point for religious, cultural and social activities. During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, this area transforms into a popular night market with numerous food stalls as Muslims gather to await the prayer call to break their fast at sunset.
You will get to sample locally known desserts by an independently run store in the area while soaking in the old and colourful wall murals that adorn all along the walls of shophouses.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. You will learn more about its history and experience local living, through walking in the area as well as sampling local street food at UNESCO inscribed hawker centres at Chinatown and Little India, and dessert in the Malay Quarter of Kampong Glam.

In Little India, you will be absorbed in the vibrancy of colour, sight and sound of flower markets, traditional clothing stores, fruit stalls, incense shops and Hindu temples that still continue to revolve around the lives of the Indian community today. You will feel like you have been transported to another place as your guide shares with you more about the history of the coloured streets, the trades and opportunities that inspired the early Indian community to move here from the original Little India located elsewhere.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Optional / Subjected to Location)
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beer only
  • MRT (Subway) and/or public buses with guidance on how to use it
  • Professional & accredited host with stories to share
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with dietary restrictions
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegetarians as experience will be compromised
  • Not recommended for travelers with children in prams
  • Not recommended for travelers with Personal Mobility Aids / Devices
  • Not recommended for travellers with food allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Singapore
Traveler pickup is offered
We have a hotel pickup option (Note: Location Dependent - City or Central Areas Only) and will meet you at the lobby. Kindly indicate the hotel name in your booking. Alternatively you can also choose to meet us at the starting point which is at the MRT station. Kindly contact us for more information.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes


User's Reviews

Mark_M

27 Feb, 2024

Gerry has done a great job in pairing a taste of ethnic Singapore with its history. We throughly enjoyed our time with Gerry as he took us into Little India, Chinatown and Malay sections of Singapore via walking, the transit system and bus and sampled street food and the sights and sounds of each district while schooling and entertaining us. He promptly met us at our hotel and we joined 3 others to take our trip and then by taxi Gerry saw us back to our hotel. Gerry is very personable and it is evident that he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences in his home country. We highly recommend his tour not least of which is the effort that he puts into making it fun.

Dreamer06740283445

19 Feb, 2024

What an amazing tour! Gerry is so personable, knowledgeable and passionate about Singapore culture. The culture aspect was very informative and interesting and the food was SO delicious. So many of the things that I tried were the best I’ve tasted. I highly recommend this tour, especially if you are a foodie and you don’t have very much time in Singapore. Also, it is definitely worth the price. Jerry keeps you well fed (and tipsy :)) He also provides transportation to each place. Please don’t miss this!!

BeverlyA_B

18 Feb, 2024

Our tour guide Gerry was amazing. Great way to orient yourself to Singapore This was more a feast than a tasting. Highly recommend

Sharshap913

17 Feb, 2024

What an amazing way to spend the day exploring Singapore’s ethnic neighborhoods learning about the local culture and eating the local cuisine. Gerry is a fun guide and shares his knowledge and enthusiasm. We highly recommend the tour especially if you want to experience local places you wouldn’t find on your own or know what to order. A great blend of local culture and cuisine in a fascinating city.

Margaret_B

12 Feb, 2024

Gerry is a fabulous guide! He knows the neighborhoods we traveled to, knows the people at the various stops, and describes the foods and cultures with such clarity! In addition, he provides transportation to and from the locations so we did not have a chance to worry about getting lost. I would highly recommend this excursion if you like to experience authentic local cuisine!

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Food. Culture. Fun!

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Awesome street food tour of Singapore!

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Gerry made the tour so personable

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Food Lovers Heaven

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