Chinatown Food Adventure
- 3.5 hours
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- *Approx package price
Ever wondered what the food culture in Singapore is like? Or perhaps why Singaporeans calls their Chinatown ‘Niu Che Sui’? Or just what the heck a hawker centre is anyway?! Join this Singapore food tour through Chinatown to leave no stone, rice cake, or <em>poh piah</em> unturned and to learn all about one of the most unique neighbourhoods in Singapore.
* Discover the fascinating world of hawker centres in Singapore
* Experience the charm of traditional Chinatown in the heart of cosmopolitan Singapore
* Feast on typical goodies like rice cakes, poh piah (fresh spring roll), chicken rice, and more
* Learn all about the origins of Singapore’s diverse Chinatown neighbourhood and how the early migrants came to live there
* Chow down on a delicious meal with freshly-squeezed sugar cane juice – yum!
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
This is a walking tour and guests will be exposed to elements such as sun and rain. Therefore, casual clothes and good walking shoes are appropriate. Please note that it can be extremely hot in Singapore, so please dress accordingly; however, note that tops with longer sleeves are preferred due to local customs. We also suggest you bring a hat, water bottle, pack of tissues, and some money for personal purchases.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Your Singapore food fest will begin at the Chinatown complex, the largest hawker centre in Singapore, with over 220 stalls. With all those options, you may feel a little overwhelmed, but you’ll have a knowledgeable local by your side to show you the ropes.
Your guide will introduce you to the hawker centre and help you pick out some of the most authentic, tasty Singaporean treats. Savour the famous chicken rice along with delicious poh piah (fresh spring roll). Then try some mouth-watering local Chinese delights such as chwee kueh (water rice cake) with freshly crushed, ice cold sugar cane juice.
While you chow down on your food, your local guide will be sharing with you some Singapore history, information about the city’s rich culture, and some local know-how on how this food is prepared. You’ll also learn how hawker centres came to be, and why this tradition is so close to the Singaporeans’ hearts. This tour is interactive – we encourage you to ask your local guide plenty of questions about all that you can see and taste.
After our first dose of deliciousness, we’ll hit the streets of Chinatown! As we continue to tour Singapore, we’ll learn about the history of the early migrants in this area, and how they came to settle and build their lives here. You’ll experience how people from all kinds of places live in harmony in Chinatown as we pass by religious sites dotted along the same street. We’ll take a break from the Singapore heat and continue our food indulgence with a sweet, icy dessert called ice kacang (shaved ice with red beans and syrup), while your guide continues to tell you the fascinating tales of Chinatown. We’ll continue with a walk along Ann Siang Hill and learn how it is related to ‘Niu Che Sui’, visit the last remaining wells in modern Singapore, and head to Telok Ayer, where the early Chinese immigrants landed. Not to mention a visit to the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore – we like to pack plenty of action into our tours!
After all that exploration, we’ll finish up our Singapore tour with a freshly brewed teh or kopi tarik (pull tea / coffee) and a taste of Singaporean fusion with a tasty roti prata to complete our day tour. While you eat, your tour guide will fill you in on a few final bits of local knowledge, give you an opportunity to ask them any more burning questions you may have, and some tips and tricks for the rest of your time in the magical city of Singapore.