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Singapore Joo Chiat Food Walk

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Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road | Betel Box Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65-6247-7340
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Excellent introduction to Singapore!

I would strongly recommend doing this at the beginning of your stay in Singapore! Not only do you get to sample a LOT of amazing food, but Tony is also incredibly knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Fleur B

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I would strongly recommend doing this at the beginning of your stay in Singapore! Not only do you get to sample a LOT of amazing food, but Tony is also incredibly knowledgeable about the history and development of Singapore, and he is really passionate about imparting this knowledge to the tour group! Absolutely would recommend this to anybody visiting Singapore,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We are two couples on our first night in Singapore and met up with Tony and other tour group members (4 more couples) at the Betel Box hostel. Having never been to Singapore before, this was a great way to get up to speed on the city, society, do's and don'ts and most importantly, the food. Tony is an authority... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a night! We met Tony at the Betel Box hostel ( which looked excellent ) and our group of 13 started out on our tour of the Joo Chiat neighbourhood. During the approximately 7 hours we sat down to eat in 2 different restaurants and samples several dozen different dishes. What a feast it was! But best of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I always heard about Singapore being a wonderful place to visit and being there a couple of times over the years; it was nice to still be able to find a hidden gem- Joo Chiat Food Walk. It was great to know the history and local knowledge; while enjoying all the great food during the tour. Tony Tan- the 'Renaissance... More 

Thank Angela C
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Reading the reviews made me want to try this and I'm glad I did. Tony was personable, articulate, knowledgeable and passionate about Singapore, it's history, culture, people and especially the food. Our night walk started about 7pm and finished up about 12:30-1am. It was a fascinating time that went by quickly. I got an appreciation of the many food styles... More 

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Glen Waverley, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

WOW, We have just come home from spending 7 nights in Singapore. We did all the usual touristy things which were great fun and on our final night we completed the Joo Chiat Foodie Walk hosted by Tony Tan from Betel Box. It was so much more than just a foodie tour, we also learnt about the culture and lifestyle... More 

Thank MeaghanJC
Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Tony gave us a fascinating insight into Singapore from a locals perspective, with a focus on how people live, how the government has transformed a small colony into an international economic powerhouse and why their laws are so strictly enforced. The food was great, very diverse and definitely not mainstream. Be prepared to challenge yourself! The tour finished around 1am,... More 

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Bellaire, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My recent "food tour" booked with Tony Tan was the highlight of my December trip to Singapore. I was interested in experiencing the food from a cultural perspective and Tony certainly delivered that! We visited a hawker center for brunch which was a great experience. Sampling all the authentic foods that I missed on a prior trip was worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is more than just a food tour! This tour goes beyond just pointing out the local attractions. Our guide, Tony weaves in the local history, culture and heritage while we walk and stopped at various locales. Tony brings you right into the heartland of Singapore (Joo Chiat/Geylang area) and in 6 hours, you get to know a little more... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My wife and I were only in town for a few days none of which were on a Thursday for the regular food walk. We were, however, lucky enough to get Tony for a personal tour, food bonanza, history lesson and political discourse! I highly recommend Tony. He's personable, curious, funny and passionate about many things including Singapore and goes... More 

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The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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