Small-Group Food & Culture Tour in Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam

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

Overview

A 5-hour food & cultural tour that allows you to immerse into the 4 major ethnic groups in Singapore through food, culture, arts and heritage.

More than just a melting pot of cultures, Singapore offers a unique blend of experiences and food that are shaped by its multi-cultural community. Let us bring you on a sense-awakening journey into Singapore's main ethnic quarters as well as the authentic local neighbourhoods of Bugis & Orchard. Immerse in the local culture, taste delicious food delights, be wowed by the thriving arts scene and learn more about our unique heritage! A not to be missed for cultural aficionados!

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

There is no one face that fits all Singaporeans. Racial diversity is the essence of being a Singaporean. Discover, through architecture, heritage and culture, how the local lives, where local eats, what locals do; with the assimilation of olden days trades and modern times occupations.

The Tour starts off by an Introduction of why and how our Ethnic Quarters were formed, and what were the changes over the years.

The first stop would be at Chinatown we showcase the Chinese culture, a brief introduction to the history of the area. Expect heart wrenching stories of labourers and vices of life.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kreta Ayer Square, Trengganu Street, Singapore Singapore

Learn about the square and its surrounding, including visiting Chinatown Complex with its popular hawker centre and wet market.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown Street Market, Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005 Singapore

Learn about the different kinds of "must-try" local food in Singapore

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Sago Street (Street Of The Dead), Chinatown, Singapore Singapore

Learn about the history of the street and its past stories of early immigrants.

Pass By: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840 Singapore

Photo-taking opportunity

Pass By: Chinatown Heritage Centre, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207 Singapore

Learn about what the heritage centre is about

Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

Little India welcomes you to the scent of curries and sight of garlands as we appreciate the Indian culture. You will be introduced to the difference in North and South Indian traditions and cuisine.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: House of Tan Teng Niah, 37 Kerbau Road Gholia's Village Gholia’s Village, Singapore 219168 Singapore

Photo-taking opportunity

Stop At: Tekka Centre, 665 Buffalo Road Zhujiao Centre (Tekka Market) 210665 Singapore, Singapore 210665 Singapore

Learn about its location and the different kinds of "must-try" local food in Singapore

Duration: 1 hour

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

Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

Pass By: Campbell Lane, Singapore Singapore

Learn about its location and vicinity

Pass By: 5 Campbell Lane Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore 209924 Singapore

Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

The last stop of the tour would be at Kampong Glam. This Ethnic Quarter comprises not only the Malay culture, but also the modern cosmopolitan culture of our "Hispter Lane" and the row of exciting artisan cafe and bespoke bars.

We will end the tour at Bugis where you are free to fill the rest of the day with your prefered activities; be it Shopping, sipping on a Cocktail, hunting down those Insta-Worthy shots, wolving down more Food, or a quick Massage, Bugis has it all!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501 Singapore

Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

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

Photo-taking opportunity

Pass By: Arab Street, Singapore 199745 Singapore

Venue is pointed out to visit after tour

Pass By: Jamal Kazura Aromatics, 21 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199439 Singapore

Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 7 to 8 local ethnic food dishes
  • Drinks
  • Public transport (MRT & Bus)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Optional food & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide tipping
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child is 6 to 12 years old.
  • Tour is not suitable for guests with dietary restrictions or require walking assistance.
  • Guests are advised to be punctual.
  • Tour operates rain or shine.
  • Please bring along poncho/umbrella and water to stay hydrated.
  • Dress code is casual with comfortable footwear.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Moderate amount of walking is required, including outdoors.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Departure Point

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


Return Details

Bugis Junction, Singapore

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

wrx.mendoza

23 Oct, 2019

When we booked this tour, we were expecting simply to get a feel for different flavors of Singapore and we ended up getting so much more. We also got to see the skyline from unfrequented heights, walk less traversed paths, and learned about some of the history of Singapore along the way. Yap absolutely blew our minds in this tour with the entire experience and far exceeded the expectations that we had going in. He was also flexible with us to run a few errands during our excursion. If you only have a few hours in Singapore, why not eat your way thru some of it’s areas and learn new things along the way? If you can request a specific person, Yap will absolutely blow you away (his picture taking skills are fantastic as well)!

jeffrey.oneil

13 Aug, 2019

This tour was a great way to get introduced to Singapore - I always like to try to do a food/history tour first thing upon arrival in a new city.

The best food tours not only expose you to delicious food, but put in in a context with the history of the city and neighborhoods - and this tour does both. We learned a lot about the cultural make-up of Singapore as well as the history that helped shape the amazing dishes we ate. Our guide was amazing and injected a lot of his own personal experiences of growing up with these dishes.

Sunil

03 Jul, 2019

This is a wonderful experience. Our guide was Bas, he not only provided us with great regional cuisine, but so taught us about the history of Singapore. We covered multiple regions and ethnicities of Singapore including a Hawker’s Center in Chinatown, a large Tekka in Little India and finished off with some great Arabian food. It was a hot day and our guide gave us ple;nay of breaks. You will be full and very satisfied with experience when this tour is done.

Linda L

18 Mar, 2018

Our guide, Yap was wonderful. Food was great as well as insight into the cultural mixing in Singapore. He was very considerate of my slow, cane walking husband and provided us with take out boxes when our tummies were just too full to eat any more. If you are foodie, this is a must do, especially if you are a little shy about hopping into the Hawker experience.

Malcolm S

15 Jul, 2018

We had a great day on this tour - 6 hours of walking and train and bus getting around Singapore, trying many different local foods, most of which we had never tried before, and they were delicious. Our guide pointed out aspects of the many different cultures and buildings in Singapore, as well as taking us to restaurants and food stalls that we would never have tried on our own. We've been to Singapore before so we wanted to experience something different this time - recommended for sure.

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