Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour with Local Hawker Centre | La Vacanza Travel

Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour with Local Hawker Centre

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • 6 hours
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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 6 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.

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, 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

  • 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

  • Transportation to (unless a hotel pick up is booked) /from the tour
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Not 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903
Traveler pickup is offered


  • Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore Singapore


  • Marina Bay Cruise Centre
  • Singapore Cruise Centre

Return Details

Little India, Singapore

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


6 hours

User's Reviews


05 Dec, 2023

Our Singapore food tour with Su Ling was fantastic — I’m still dreaming about the hokkien mee noodles three weeks later! We traveled around the city like locals, ducking into places I would never have picked on my own that offered truly incredible Singaporean specialty dishes. Su Ling’s deep knowledge of Singapore’s history enriched the experience and brought the food to life, and she was great company for our day. I would do it a second time just for all the great dishes and adventurous day!


29 Nov, 2023

Top class experience. Our guide Pam was clear and concise with her descriptions and commentary for the full duration of the tour. The tour itself was well constructed and would suit visitors who are prepared to srtoll through historic Singapore, ride a bus, ride a tour boat and ride an elevator to the 50th Floor of the Pinnacle at Duxton. By that I mean almost all of the time we were on the tour we were on level ground. Lunch was excellent and where we ate there were plenty of locals also eating - a good sign if locals are eating there it must be OK. We enjoyed the traditional Chinese tea appreciation at Tea Chapter and appreciated the art of enjoying Chinese tea. Very good value for money, would recommend.


28 Nov, 2023

It was our second day in Singapore, and our group of 8 friends spent a very enjoyable 6 hours with our special guide - Richard. Although the main theme of the tour was around food, we learned many things about the local history, culture and traditions communicated with passion and humour by our very informed and pleasant guide. We will be happy to recommend the Hello! agency and Richard to family and friends travelling to this side of the world.


29 Oct, 2023

Our tour guide was Richard Kan, ask for him by name! He was our guide and he was excellent. It was my wife’s and mine first trip to Singapore and we did the private food tour on our first full day. Richard knew his stuff and communicated it very well. He was professional and we always felt in good hands as we ventured down streets and into shops. Linking the culture and history to the various locations and foods we tried, it was a delicious way to get grounded in the new land. Be prepared for the normal Singapore weather and be prepared to walk a lot.


05 Oct, 2023

Our guide Gee Soo Boo was not only very knowledgeable but also he was helpful, took lots of photos and made the tour really good

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