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Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

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Unwrap the rich culinary secrets of Singapore’s Chinatown on this 3.5-hour walking tour of its hawker centers and streets. With a guide to showcase Singapore’s most authentic treats, browse the Chinatown Complex to try Singaporean chicken rice, ‘poh piah’ (fresh spring rolls) and other goodies, complemented by delectable sugar cane juice. Sip on ‘pulled’ tea and discover Chinatown’s melting pot of culinary and cultural influences as you explore this endlessly diverse district. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
  • Travel with a guide, so you won’t get lost in the hawker center
  • Experience how food and culture intersect in Singapore
  • Explore both the hawker center—one of Singapore’s largest—and Chinatown
  • Good value, as tour includes all food specified in the itinerary
What to Expect
Your walking food tour begins in Chinatown, where you’ll meet your guide inside the Chinatown MRT station at Exit A. Make your first stop at Chinatown Complex, one of Singapore’s largest hawker centers, food markets that sell local specialties. Your guide takes you through the complex of stalls to find some of the most coveted dishes, including poh piah spring rolls and Singaporean chicken rice. Hear insights into the local cuisine from your guide as you eat together. Next, explore Chinatown while your guide tells you about the neighborhood’s early immigrants. Visit temples and mosques, and make a stop at the Urban Redevelopment Authority Gallery, where you’ll learn about Singapore’s transition from a fishing village to cosmopolitan center. After a sample of kopi tarik—frothy coffee or tea with condensed milk—return to the original starting point, where the tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Chinatown MRT Station, 151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
Departure Time
2:00 PM
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks as described in itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks unless specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great sight on bridge street when you exit the MRT.lots of colour. Street food is a little hard to handle in the humidity but cold drink is always on hand. The heritage centre is interesting. The markets in back can be a miss.

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this tour the first day we were in Singapore and what a smart decision that was. We went to two different Hawker centers and were blown away by the food. It was all so delicious that I wished I had four stomachs so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

The tour is good to have reasonable and tasty local food while learning an overview of History and the current social system in Singapore.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Every time I visit a new city I like to schedule a food tour to learn about the area and culture. What a relief to meet up with Rene. He was AMAZING!!! What a find!! This was an amazing food tour. Rene was so knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank meagan718
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

Excellent way to start a Singapore adventure. Renee was an excellent guide to the food and culture in Singapore would recomend highly

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank leannet565
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27 June 2019|
Response from Paul B |
Maybe? There were side stops in Chinatown in addition to the hawker center that required negotiating the traffic and heat. On a positive note, Rene, the guide, is very accommodating of his guests! The tour itself was... More
26 March 2019|
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Response from piloty2k | Reviewed this property |
Hi KWTodd. Alcohol was not included with this tour the two times I have done it. However, many of the hawker stalls serve beer for purchase. Beer in Singapore averages 8-15 SGD per beer. Just be sure to have cash on hand as... More
6 October 2018|
Response from KCGPG | Reviewed this property |
I am uncertain but it should be ok. Be prepared for the heat though!
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