Singapore Small-Group Food Tour: Eat Like a Local

Overview

Dine like a local on this food tour of Singapore, which includes 10 tastings of the city's beloved traditional and innovative dishes alike. Walk past some of the city's most popular attractions and through its distinctive neighborhoods between bites, all while your guide provides insightful commentary and useful information about the area. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people for a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Experience Singapore's diverse food culture as you sample over 10 dishes, including kaya toast, laksa, and popiah
  • Explore several of Singapore's districts between bites — see some landmarks and popular attractions
  • A small group size makes for a more intimate experience — you can more easily get the most out of this tour
  • Listen to your guide's commentary on the attractions you'll pass by along the way
  • A small group size makes for a more intimate experience — you can more easily get the most out of this tour
  • Explore several of Singapore's districts between bites — see some landmarks and popular attractions
  • Listen to your guide's commentary on the attractions you'll pass by along the way

Key Information

Important Information

• A minimum of 3 participants is required for this tour to push through. The maximum group size is 8 participants • This tour can also be offered in Chinese; please contact us for details • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair-accessible • Participants must be aged 6 or older, and able to walk 3km (2 miles) at a reasonable speed in hot, humid weather to take part in this group tour • If you have any walking difficulties, or are traveling with children who may not be able to keep up, please book the private version of this tour instead, so that we can pace the tour according to your needs: https://experiences.travel.rakuten.com/experiences/24533 • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and make sure to have lots of sun protection (put on sunscreen, wear a hat, and/or bring an umbrella) • Please note that on most days in Singapore, it rains for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, so please be prepared for rain, and bring a raincoat or umbrella • Tours will continue even in rainy weather • Please bring at least 1 liter of water per person to prevent dehydration • Service animals are allowed • No-shows will not be refunded, regardless of reason • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions and allergies. The food included on this tour contains milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat, gluten, and spices

Description

Get acquainted with Singapore's diverse food culture a bite at a time on this in-depth Singapore food tour! On this tour, you'll sample over 10 dishes that are representative of Singapore's traditional and contemporary cuisine, including the breakfast staple that is kaya toast, spicy and creamy laksa noodle soup, popiah (a fresh spring roll), and more. Over the course of this tour, you will explore Singapore’s food culture and how it came to be, from the country's founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles, through to the present day. With a permanent resident population of 2.9 million Chinese, 500,000 Malays, and 350,000 Indians, Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. It is that melting pot that you will dive into and re-emerge from with full bellies! Your tour starts at the East Coast of Singapore, also known as Katong, and ends at Little India. On the first stop, learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. While this tour will focus on food, your guide will also talk about the jobs that that early Chinese Singaporeans had, how they lived, and who they married. It was through the marriage of Chinese immigrants to Malay women that the distinctive Peranakan culture was born. And so, in this district, we will enjoy a selection of Singapore’s favorite foods with Chinese and Peranakan heritage: kaya toast (or curry puff), kopi, bak chang, kuehs, and laksa. From the East Coast, you'll travel by public bus to the Old Airport Road Hawker Center, a favorite amongst Singaporean because it's home to so many "hawker legends." Here, you'll try one or two distinctly Singaporean dishes. Take your pick among Hokkien mee, rojak, popiah, and carrot cake. The next stop is the Kampong Glam district, a short 10-minute bus ride away. This s the center of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. Your guide will discuss the history of the district, as well as the Sultan’s role in the founding of modern Singapore. Then, you'll try the most popular local foods from Singapore's Malay, Arabic, and Indonesian communities: choose from teh tarik, beef rendang, and murtabak. The fourth and final stop on this Singapore food tour is Little India. Discover why the Indian community choose to settle here, and learn how it developed over time. Here, you can try a popular savory crepe-like dish called dosa, which you'll then finish off with some Indian sweets and/or Masala milk. This tour has won TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for two years in a row now — in 2020 and 2021 — so book now to experience Singapore's rich food culture!

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