UNESCO Hawker Centre Street Food Tasting Tour in 3 Ethnic Neighbourhoods

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This exciting tour brings you to the ethnic neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam. You will learn about their history, people, culture & heritage, which are what make Singapore uniquely diverse.
You will experience the everyday lives of the locals not only through sight and sound, but also through your taste buds. We will visit UNESCO inscribed hawker centres and sample authentic local cuisines and drink, some of which have been passed down from generations and are fast diminishing due to the lack of family successors continuing with the trade.
To experience the local experience even further, we will also be taking public transportation between the different ethnic quarters, which are efficient, convenient and comfortable.
This tour will help you understand how the locals live their lives, which reflects Singapore's unique multi-racial and cultural lifestyle, and at the same time fill your stomachs with really amazing food and drink.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam.

In Chinatown, you will learn more about the lives of early Chinese immigrants who flocked here in large numbers due to the vibrant community and work opportunities. Businessmen, traders, craftsmen, hawkers and peddlers sought to make a living here. While some found success, many others found themselves succumbed to vices like opium, gambling and prostitution. Remnants of these memories can still be found along the streets of Chinatown and you will get the opportunity to relive the lives of the past in the present day.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam.

In Kampong Gelam, you will learn more about how this place came about and that Malay royalty used to govern Singapore, whose palace used to stand in the grounds. Be enthralled by the grand Sultan Mosque that still continues to attract Muslims from all over the island. It is an important focal point for religious, cultural and social activities. During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, this area transforms into a popular night market with numerous food stalls as Muslims gather to await the prayer call to break their fast at sunset.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

Your tour is a fun and educational discovery of 3 ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam.

In Little India, you will be absorbed in the vibrancy of colour, sight and sound of flower markets, traditional clothing stores, fruit stalls, incense shops and Hindu temples that still continue to revolve around the lives of the Indian community today. You will feel like you have been transported to another place as your guide shares with you more about the history of the coloured streets, the trades and opportunities that inspired the early Indian community to move here from the original Little India located elsewhere.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Option)
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beer only
  • MRT (Subway) and/or public buses with guidance on how to use it
  • Professional & accredited host with stories to share

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Singapore

Traveler pickup is offered
We have a hotel pickup option and will meet you at the lobby. Kindly indicate the hotel name in your booking. Alternatively you can also choose to meet us at the starting point which is at the MRT station. Kindly contact us for more information.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Lynn_R

03 Mar, 2020

Gerry was awesome. Great discussion and a real insight into Singapore hawker stalls. Had a wonderful time.

Trudyw5

14 Feb, 2020

I had a great time experiencing the Hawker Centers with Gerry. He shared local stories and delicious street cuisine, along with some cold refreshing beers. We laughed and solved the world problems one table at a time. In the end it felt good to support the hawker centers who really work hard to support their families and lives. .

NandL1957

06 Feb, 2020

As with other reviewers, I've nothing but praise for this tour. From picking us up at our hotel to dropping us back there later in the evening we had a fabulous evening of food, drink and discovery. This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to find out about the real Singapore - the one that most tourists will miss. Gerry and his wife Jo and guided us expertly around the city, ordering food and drinks, answering our many questions and even shepherding us onto the MRT - which gave us the confidence to do it again the next day. As for the food - well all I can say is, be hungry. Gerry knows the best places and the best dishes where the locals eat. Gerry is full of interesting facts which give a colourful insight into daily life in the city. Ask him what you want to know and he will tell you. Cannot recommend this tour enough.

AthenaNYY

25 Jan, 2020

Tbh, when my boyfriend and I first got to Singapore, we were overwhelmed and (because we were overwhelmed!) ready to leave. Then we spent five hours with Gerry who not only knows the city like the back of his hand, but can take you to some of the most amazing food you've ever had in your life, plus give you the full Singaporean history at the same time. Honestly, a steal at the price, truly do not know what we would have done instead. Wish we were going back soon so we could explore even more hawker centers.

F2301TTkatieb

18 Jan, 2020

The Hawker center tour was fantastic! First, there was so much food. You definitely need to arrive hungry. Second, Gerry did a wonderful job of giving insight into daily life in Singapore. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city

User's Picture Gallery

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Us and our American friends, with our hosts, Gerry and Jo in the background

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Zam Zam Singapore

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Katong Laksa

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Two different noodles in one dish

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Making Putu Piring

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