Explore Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street & Experience Singapore Street Food

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Your host is a friendly 4th generation Singapore Chinese Peranakan with a strong passion to share real life experiences about growing up in Singapore since the 70's.

His in-depth experience of the hawker markets and the different ethnic neighbourhoods promises an adventure of discovery the vibrancy of local street food now run by 2nd or 3rd generation family members, the people and the diverse communities. You will be introduced to a wide variety of locally popular street food favourites and get to know better your host and the country through his eyes and life's experiences.

This fun and engaging adventure is for those who want to experience unique traditional street food in the UNESCO inscribed hawker centres located in the ethnic neighbourhoods of Chinatown & Little India. This unique culture has been deeply embedded in the Singapore way of life since the colonial days of early 19th century until today.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

The experience starts off with an exploration of Chinatown where you will get to soak in the sights of the Chinatown neighbourhood. Stories will be shared of it's history capturing the struggles of early Chinese immigrants, their trials and tribulations of making ends meet in a rough neighbourhood filled with vices like opium, gambling, prostitution, and death. These buildings still stand today. Old images will be shown where you will see the quick transformation of Singapore's development from the past to the present day.
We will also be visiting a hawker centre and get to sample locally popular Singapore Chinese street food cuisines, and at the same time experience the local way of life that has been around for the past decades.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Little India, Little India, Singapore

In Little India, you will be brought around the area where the vibrancy of colour from street stalls selling fresh fruit & vegetables, flower garland markets, traditional clothing stores, and incense shops will charm your senses. It is due to these trades and other opportunities that had inspired the early Indian community to move from the original Little India near the old seafront, up here where water buffalos used to roam the swampy area.
We will be visiting a hawker market here and get to sample a variety of Pakistani, North Indian & Indian Muslim street food cuisines, and experience the exciting vibrancy of the Indian community having their daily meals here.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Kampong Glam, Singapore

Over at the Malay Quarter of Kampong Glam, we will be exploring the quaint streets of old. You will learn more about its people and history, especially how this place came to be and that Malay royalty used to rule the island. Be enthralled by the grand Sultan Mosque that still continues to attract Muslims from all over especially during the fasting period of Ramadan where the grounds are transformed into vibrant street markets.
Over here, you will introduced to a dessert at an independently run shop, and at the same time marvel at the colourful graffiti walls that are adorned all over the neighbourhood shophouses.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with gluten intolerance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with dietary restrictions
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegetarians as experience will be compromised
  • Not recommended for travelers with children in prams or strollers
  • Not recommended for travelers with Personal Mobility Aids / Devices
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Chinatown, Singapore
Traveler pickup is offered
We will advise you further on the location to meet either at your Hotel lobby or MRT Station, so as to enhance convenience to all our guests. If you require hotel pickup, kindly indicate your hotel location. Please take note that it is available for centralised locations in the city only.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

TopherR3

27 Jan, 2023

Excellent historical tour with unique food, sights and cultural experiences. Gerry was dedicated to our comfort and ensured we had an immersive experience. Highly recommend!

GEORGINA_J

22 Jan, 2023

This was awesome! The guide incredible! Everything on schedule and on time . The food was delicious!!!

NorthStar22002600154

11 Jan, 2023

Our guide Gerry loves his country and was very knowledgeable about history and culture. The food was great and I loved that we supported local businesses.

X9626HZmichaelb

09 Jan, 2023

Great tour with plenty of detail on the ethnic districts of Singapore. Our tour guide Gerry was very knowledgeable loved his country and shared with us history and different cultural aspects that we never would have been able to learn on our own.

Shelly_M

08 Jan, 2023

Gerry was our excellent tour guide on this wonderful tour of the cultural centers of Singapore and its food. He was very knowledgeable of his hometown, and very well versed on each of the three the disparate peoples that live in peace and harmony on this beautiful island. We visited the "hawker" food emporiums for each of the cultures and Gerry seamlessly bought us marvelous tastes in each area. They were all delicious and we were thrilled to be introduced to this city's cultures, food, and interesting highlights of the way people live day to day. We had a great and lively conversation about a variety of different subjects, from banking, to housing, to schools. We could have asked for a better introduction to beautiful Singapore and her peoples. Gerry and this tour come very highly recommended.

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