Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Unwrap the rich culinary secrets of Singapore’s Chinatown on this 3.5-hour walking tour of its hawker centers and streets. With a guide to showcase Singapore’s most authentic treats, browse the Chinatown Complex to try Singaporean chicken rice, ‘poh piah’ (fresh spring rolls) and other goodies, complemented by delectable sugar cane juice. Sip on ‘pulled’ tea and discover Chinatown’s melting pot of culinary and cultural influences as you explore this endlessly diverse district. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Meet your guide at Chinatown’s MRT Station, and set off on foot to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest hawker center, a type of open-air food market popular in Asia. The complex overflows with more than 220 stalls, but don’t be fazed — your guide will introduce you to Singapore’s tastiest selections.

As you explore, try mouth-watering goodies such as Singaporean chicken rice and poh piah accompanied by ice-cold, freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. Hear about the origins of hawker centers in Singapore from your guide and while you chow down, feel free to ask any questions you have about what you’re tasting or how it’s prepared and cooked.

After your first fix of Singaporean cuisine, stroll through Chinatown and hear about the diverse mix of early migrants who settled here, bringing with them the religions celebrated in the temples you pass, including Hindu temples and mosques.

Take a break from the Singaporean heat with a visit to the air-conditioned Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) gallery to understand how the city planners built Singapore from a humble fishing village to a great cosmopolitan city.

Finish your Singapore food tour with some delicious teh tarik or kopi tarik; ‘pulled’ tea or coffee made with condensed milk and poured between two cups until it’s ultra-frothy. Team it with a tasty roti prate (pancake-like bread) and while you eat, glean some final insider tips from your guide on what else to sample during your stay in Singapore.

Afterward, walk back to MRT station, where your food tour comes to an end.

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks as described in itinerary

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks unless specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Departure Point

Chinatown MRT Station, 151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 13 Aug 2019 -

Peter B

Fantastic guide who gave us a tour of Chinatown and explained the history and culture. The food was very good, you get to taste many dishes that on your own you would probably not try and see how the dishes are prepared.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Paul Boger

Bring your appetite because the food is plentiful and diverse. Our guide, Rene, was knowledgeable, engaging, and funny. This tour really gives you food for thought and food for your stomach.

Image - 21 Oct 2018 -

Anthony A

Rene is such a fantastic host and clearly loves not only Singapore but the Hawker culture. Couldnt recommend this tour enough.

Image - 19 Feb 2018 -


Chinatown tour was much more than just a food tour. I loved visiting the Singapore visitor Centre and learning about the history of Singapore and the way the government plan development way into the future. Also, the way the rubbish is dealt with and the reclaimed land. There was lots of food to try and it was good to be with a guide to try our different food stalls before trying some more out on our own. Would recommend this tour.

Image - 20 Jan 2018 -

Kim L

Could not be better! Facts, history and delicious food, with a skilled and friendly guide. Heartily recommended.

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Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown


At Maxell hawker center with our wonderful guide

This is the second hawker center we visited in this tour after visiting the city planning office building where we learned about a little bit of Singapore's history and city planning.


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