Private Cultural And Historical Singapore Food Tour With Local Hawker Centre

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Any time between 9am and 2pm. Please let us know what time you would like to start when booking.
  • Departure Details :
    East Coast / Katong area of Singapore OR your hotel lobby.
  • Return Details :
    This tour finishes in Little India. Your guide will explain how to get back to your hotel or to your next point of interest.

Overview

PRIVATE FOOD TOUR: AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF SINGAPORES HISTORY AND CULTURE THROUGH FOODSightseeing and food tastings in Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong and Old Airport Road.10+ foodie tastings in 5.5 hours (6-hours if you request your guide to meet you at your hotel). Learn about the history of food in Modern Singapore, from its founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day.Private tours are only you and your family / friends. No one else will join the tour. Private tours can start anytime between 9am and 2pm.

Know More about this tour

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 Singapores 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 Sultans Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultans 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 MasalaMilk.

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 Singapores iconic dishes became imbedded into Singapores 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.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Viator brokerage fee
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from the tour (if a hotel pick up is booked the transport to the start point of the tour is included).

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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. 
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.