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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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1-2 people meet at your hotel
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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 $415.96
1-2 people meet in Katong
A 5.5 hour food tour with 10+ foodie stops.
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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 (20)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour of Singapore’s food and culture

A fantastic tour of different aspects of Singapore’s amazingly diverse food culture, visiting places many tourists wouldn’t know about. Su Ling was an expert guide, very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Fotodollar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mr. Boo was awesome

excellent choice of restaurants and cultural information around Singapore. Mr. Boo was passionate and the food and information was all very good. highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Guide55050121313
Reviewed October 30, 2018
Fantastic Tour - Great & Fun Foods; Excellent Tourguide

Janice was our tour guide and we couldn't ask for anyone better! Janice is well-versed in Singapore culture, multi-ethnic foods; and all else about Singapore. She was always attentive to the needs of our group of six; taking particular care to ensure that there were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HLTravel1
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic food overview

What a way to get a taste (literally) of the multi-ethnic culture of Singapore! Gee Soo was enthusiastic and attentive and a wonderful tour guide to spend an afternoon with. We enjoyed getting a feel for the different neighborhoods and indulging in the variety of...More

1  Thank bubblingbread
Reviewed October 10, 2018
You HAVE to do this if you come to Singapore

Gee Soo Boo took us from our hotel around Singapore and we ate everything he put in front of us (no frog porridge - thanks Gee Soo!). It was amazing, from the breakfast soft boiled egg to the famous Laksa and the beef rendang. Too...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CharlotteTheGong
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October 29, 2018|
Response from CharlotteTheGong | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an afternoon tour as well.