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Private Cultural and Historical Singapore Food Tour With Local Hawker Centre

  • 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
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).
From US$420.33
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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).
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1-2 people meet in Katong
A 5.5 hour food tour with 10+ foodie stops.
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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. 
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour with Gee Soo

We went on a tour of 4 districts with Gee Soo. It was an excellent exposure to the history and culture as well as dishes we might not have experienced before. Gee Soo was knowledgeable and friendly and catered for people on the tour with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graham L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Foodie Experience!

We booked an afternoon private food tour with Hello Singapore and were absolutely thrilled with Darryl as our guide. Not only did he take us on a great food tour and lesson about Singapore's most infamous dishes, but he showed us sights along the way,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SavannaM242
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome food and history tour!

We went on tour with Sue. She was very knowledgeable and if she didn't know the answer made enquiries in order to give us an answer. She had informative photos/pictures on iPad to show us. The food was amazing, very authentic which is what we...More

1  Thank 49daniellep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

We did a day-long walking tour with Daryl throughout many parts of downtown Singapore—we saw some great sights off the beaten path (exactly what we wanted) and are some great food. Would definitely recommend. Was a great way to start our time in Singapore!

Thank ethanwingfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simply Loved it. Gee Soo Boo is the best guide ever had.

We are guided by GEE SOO BOO, the tour guide provided by this company. I do not think we could have better guide than him for this tour. Very kind, smiling, knowledgeable, friendly, professional guy. Fully prepared with buss passes, bowls, spoons/forks, hand sanitizers, tissue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielvaswani
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30 October 2018|
Response from CharlotteTheGong | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an afternoon tour as well.