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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 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I Booked this tour for our first full day in Singapore. We were so excited to try a few of the city’s best hawker foods and had seen great reviews from other parties on the trip advisor website. We arrived early at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sam S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One word of advice, make sure you go hungry as you're going to eat a lot! For us the tour was made by our guide Rene, what a character and oh so knowledgeable. We loved him and the food was delicious. Our most favourite meal...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour provided food that locals eat on a daily basis. But above that, our tour guide provided extensive information on the culture, economy, government, military, and geography of Singapore. Very much appreciated!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rebekahmendonsa
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
1  Thank MFTPRT
Reviewed 18 August 2019

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
1  Thank ElizabethC5587
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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
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