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Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour With Local Hawker Centre

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  • Food tastings are included

  • A private tour for a personalized service and to cater to your needs

  • Step far away from the tourist circuit and see where the locals eat

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Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour With Local Hawker Centre
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A 6 hour food tour with 10+ foodie stops. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and they will travel with you to the start of the tour (transfer cost included).
US$415.76
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4 people - meet at your hotel
A 6 hour food tour with 10+ foodie stops. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and they will travel with you to the start of the tour (transfer cost included).
US$532.95
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Overview

Explore Singapore’s unique food culture in depth on this private tour. A personal guide will show just you and your group around Singapore’s culinary highlights, including places in Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong, and Old Airport Road. Tour at your own pace, ask your guide questions, and eat like a local for a day. Sample all kinds of food, and learn about Singaporean history and culture.

What to Expect

Ask any Singaporean what their favorite past time is and they will say eating. You only have to mention the word food and eyes start to sparkle and lengthy discussions ensue about which restaurant really does make the best dish. Eat like a local on a food tour and discover why Singaporeans love their food so much!

Your food tour lasts 5.5-hours, includes 10+ food tastings and covers the districts of Katong, Old Airport Road, Kampong Glam and Little India. If you book a tour with a hotel pick up your  tour will be 6 hours and your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby and travel with you, by taxi, to the first foodie stop. 

We start our food tour in the East Coast Area of Singapore, a district also known as Katong. It is here that we learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. The focus will be on food but we will also talk about the types of jobs that they had, how they lived and who they married. It was through the marriage of Chinese immigrants to Malay ladies that the distinctive Peranakan culture was born.

We will start our food tour by sampling a selection of Singapore’s favourite foods with Chinese and Peranakan heritage which includes Kaya Toast and Kopi, Bak Chang (rice dumplings) and Laksa. 

From the East Coast we travel by public bus to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. The Old Airport Road Hawker Centre is a firm favorite amongst Singaporeans. Why? Because it is home to so many ‘hawker legends’. It is here that we try two of three distinctly Singaporean dishes, Hokkien Mee, Rojak and Carrot Cake.

Our next stop is the district of Kampong Glam, a short 10 minute bus ride away. Kampong Glam is the center of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultan’s role in the founding of Modern Singapore and we will try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities.

Our fourth and final stop on our food tour is Little India. We will discover why the Indian community choose to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time.

We will be trying some popular savory Indian dishes and then finishing with some Indian sweets and Masala Milk.

Throughout the tour you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that you eat, as well as the restaurants 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 imbedded into Singapore’s culture.

Your tour will finish in Little India and your guide will put you in a taxi back to your hotel or you can continue sightseeing on your own. 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Eat like a local!

Great half day food tour with Su Ling! Very informative, included much local history along with the various foods enjoyed. Su Ling was very friendly & knowledgeable. A LOT of food, struggled to eat it all but very enjoyable day overall. Thank you!

1  Thank Sam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It can't get any better than this

I can't stress this enough, this is the tour you need to do when you are in Singapore. Being a foodie, I base all my vacations on where the food is at, and I can't stress that you should get Su Ling as your tour...More

1  Thank Edward D
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Perfect way to spend the evening!

I went on the Night Tour with Janice and I genuinely had a super time. I am not normally a tour person, but as I am quite familiar with Singapore, I thought it might be an interesting way to experience the city with "new eyes"....More

1  Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 27 May 2018
Would highly recommend

We love to do walking food tours around the world, and we have done some great ones and some really poor ones. This one would have to be rated as one of our top two ever! Our tour guide was Gee Soo and he was...More

Thank Polly S
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Food and Fun in Singapore

Seven of went on a private food tour with Daryl, who showed us all kinds of amazing, authentic foods, as well as some cultural hotspots that only locals would know about. Daryl was really fun and super informative. Would recommend to anyone who wants to...More

Thank Michael C
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