Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour with Local Hawker Centre

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Eat like a local on a food tour.

Culturally immersive experience.

An in-depth exploration of Singapore's history and culture through food. Sightseeing and food tastings in Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong and Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. Included are 10+ foodie tastings in 5.5 hours.

Throughout the tour, you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that you eat, as well as the restaurants and neighbourhoods that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to ‘eat like a local’ and how Singapore’s iconic dishes became embedded into Singapore’s culture.

Foodie tastings: Kaya Toast or Curry Puff and Kopi, Bak Chang, Kuehs and Laksa in Katong. One or two distinctly Singaporean dishes from a choice of Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah and Carrot Cake at Old Airport Road Hawker. Teh Tarrik, Beef Rendang or Murtabak in Kampong Glam. Dosa and Indian sweets and / or Masala Milk in Little India.

Hotel pickups are available.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hello Singapore, Singapore Singapore

If you book onto our small group food tour of Singapore you will join a mixed group of maximum 8 guests. Small group food tours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and start at 9 am in the East Coast/Katong area of Singapore. Full details on the meeting point are provided upon booking. Tours last 5.5 hours and finish at 2:30 pm in Little India.

Over the course of the 5.5 hours food tour, we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s food culture, covering 4 core geographic areas and sample over 10 authentic dishes of all the main ethnics’ background. You will dive into the history of food in Modern Singapore, from it’s founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day and re-emerge from it with full bellies!

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Katong District, East Coast Road, Singapore Singapore

Learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore and the distinctive Peranakan culture where many traditional Singaporean dishes were born out of the culture

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mountbatten, Mountbatten, Singapore

A visit to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, it is home to so many ‘hawker legends’ and try one or two distinctly Singaporean dishes from a choice of Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah and Carrot Cake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

Kampong Glam is the centre of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. Try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities. Teh Tarik, Beef Rendang and Murtabak are options on our foodie menu.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sultan Mosque, 3 Muscat Street Masjid Sultan, Singapore 198833 Singapore

Sultans Mosque is named after Sultan Hussain Shah and it is now a national monument

Pass By: 21A Haji Lane 21A Haji Lane, Singapore 189214 Singapore

Explore the famous Haji Lane during your tour

Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

Discover why the Indian community chooses to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time. We will be trying a popular savory Indian dish called Dosa and then finishing with some Indian sweets and/or Masala Milk.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Little India Arcade, 48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959 Singapore

Check out the indoor market at Little India

Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food, try more than 10 dishes: kaya toast, Bak Chang, Kuehs, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah etc
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hello Singapore

Exclusions
  • Transportation to (unless a hotel pick up is booked) /from the tour
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lots of sun protection and wear a hat or bring an umbrella for sun protection.
  • Please note that is does rain most days in Singapore for at least 30 minutes to an hour so please be prepared for rain and bring a rain coat or umbrella. Tours will continue in wet weather.
  • You need to bring at least 1 litre of water per person so ensure that you do not become dehydrated in the heat. This tour does not include water, only tea and coffee as specified in the tour description.
  • Should you wish to use any taxis during your tour instead of the bus or walking (excluding the one to the start point) they are payable by yourself and are not included in the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You must be able to walk 2 miles / 3km at a reasonable walking speed in hot, humid weather
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding the booking service fee). If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). No refund under 48 hours cancellation
  • This tour is not suitable for people with dietary restrictions, the food on the tour contain milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat / gluten and spice.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore Singapore


Ports

  • Marina Bay Cruise Centre
  • Singapore Cruise Centre



Return Details

Little India, Singapore

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Jesus M

18 Mar, 2019

My tour operator Su Ling did an outstanding job taking me around Singapore to try a wide variety of samples of different Singaporean cuisine. I enjoyed how she tailored the trip and providing background to the various places we visited. If you would like to have a one of a kind experience, I highly recommend this tour.

Singapore 2018

25 Apr, 2018

Our family of 6 aged 52,52,23,23,21,18 spent a wonderful day being guided around Singapore by our charming tour guide Gee Soo Boo. Gee Soo got the measure of us straight away and took us on a very interesting and tasty tour! He was very knowledgeable and kept us all interested even though we had four young adults with us. The food was delicious and varied we all particularly enjoyed the Katong Laksa from Marine Parade Laksa, freshly pressed sugar cane juice at the Old Airport Road food centre and Chicken Murtabak from Zam Zam in Kampong Glam. My 18 year old enjoyed chewing on the edible Frankincense it was the closest he got to chewing gum all week! Gee Soo made sure that the vegetarian in the group was happy by providing alternatives like Kaya toast and fried banana. The tour lasted about 6 hours but we spent probably half of that time eating so we weren't on our feet all day. I would thoroughly recommend this tour - just remember to bring an umbrella!

User's Picture Gallery

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The Darroch family with the delightful Gee Soo

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Vegetarian Dosa aan Ginger Milk Tea

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Little India

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'What's it made of?'

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Mutton and Chicken Murtabak

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At the hawker stalls at the Old Airport Road Food Centre

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Katong Laksa

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Nonya Bak Chang rice dumping

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Curry Puff, Kopi and Kaya toast

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