Discover the culinary culture of Singapore on a 3.5-hour food tour through Chinatown and leave no stone — or rice cake or spring roll —unturned. You'll learn why Singaporeans call their Chinatown ‘Niu Che Sui,' gain insight into the features of a typical hawker center, and explore one of the most unique neighborhoods in Singapore.
Meet your guide at the Chinatown MRT station and start your Singapore food fest at the Chinatown Complex; it's the largest hawker center in Singapore, with more than 220 stalls. With all of 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 help you pick out authentic, tasty Singaporean treats. Savor chicken rice along with delicious poh piah (fresh spring roll). Then try some mouthwatering Chinese delights such as chwee kueh (water rice cake) with freshly crushed, ice-cold sugarcane juice. While you chow down, your guide shares information about Singapore's diverse cultural history and local know-how on food preparation. You're encouraged to ask plenty of questions throughout this interactive 3.5-hour experience.
Stroll through the wet market to see livestock and fresh ingredients used in typical cuisine. Then hit the streets of Chinatown and visit a few religious sites. Take a respite from the outdoor heat in the air-conditioned Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) gallery to understand how the city planners built Singapore from a humble fishing village to a great cosmopolitan city.
Finish up your Singapore tour with a refreshing calamansi (lime juice drink) and delectable roasted pork.