Explore the culinary landscape of Singapore and taste your way through Chinatown on this fascinating walking tour. Enjoy typical Singaporean specialties, sip a refreshing sugar cane juice, and learn about the history and heritage of this diverse and vibrant neighborhood.
Meet your guide and head to Kreta Ayer, also known as Niu Che Shui, and make your way to Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest hawker center. With expert advice from your local guide, explore over 200 stalls, learn about the tradition of hawker centers, and sample the nation's signature dish, chicken rice, with a fresh poh piah spring roll. Try chwee kueh, a Chinese water rice cake, and cool down with a sweet glass of freshly squeezed sugar cane juice.
Once you've finished your food, take a stroll through the wet market to explore local food sources. Check out some interesting livestock and fresh ingredients used in our local food. Next, hit the streets of Chinatown to continue your Singapore tour. Learn about the history of the early migrants in this area, and how they came to settle and build their lives here. Experience how people from all kinds of places live in harmony in Chinatown as you visit some religious sites dotted along the same street. Take a respite from the outdoor heat with a visit to the air conditioned Urban Redevelopement Authority (URA) gallery to understand how the city planners built Singapore from a humble fishing village to a great cosmopolitan city.
Round out your tasting tour with a traditional brewed teh tea or kopi Tarik coffee drink and a Singapore-style roti prata—these savory, fried pancakes can be filled with anything from cheese and onion to banana and chocolate. As you snack, take this opportunity to get some insider tips and culinary pointers for the rest of your stay.