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Small-Group Tour in Singapore: Food & Culture in Chinatown

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    Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

    There is no one face that fits all Singaporeans. Racial diversity is the essence of being a Singaporean. Discover, through architecture, heritage and culture, how the local lives, where local eats, what locals do; with the assimilation of olden days trades and modern times occupations.

    The Tour starts off by an Introduction of why and how our Ethnic Quarters were formed, and what were the changes over the years.

    The first stop would be at Chinatown we showcase the Chinese culture, a brief introduction to the history of the area. Expect heart wrenching stories of labourers and vices of life.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kreta Ayer Square, Trengganu Street, Singapore Singapore

    Learn about the square and its surrounding, including visiting Chinatown Complex with its popular hawker centre and wet market.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown Street Market, Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005 Singapore

    Learn about the different kinds of "must-try" local food in Singapore

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Sago Street (Street Of The Dead), Chinatown, Singapore Singapore

    Learn about the history of the street and its past stories of early immigrants.

    Pass By: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840 Singapore

    Photo-taking opportunity

    Pass By: Chinatown Heritage Centre, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207 Singapore

    Learn about what the heritage centre is about

    Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

    Little India welcomes you to the scent of curries and sight of garlands as we appreciate the Indian culture. You will be introduced to the difference in North and South Indian traditions and cuisine.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: House of Tan Teng Niah, 37 Kerbau Road Gholia's Village Gholia’s Village, Singapore 219168 Singapore

    Photo-taking opportunity

    Stop At: Tekka Centre, 665 Buffalo Road Zhujiao Centre (Tekka Market) 210665 Singapore, Singapore 210665 Singapore

    Learn about its location and the different kinds of "must-try" local food in Singapore

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Little India Arcade, 48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959 Singapore

    Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

    Pass By: Campbell Lane, Singapore Singapore

    Learn about its location and vicinity

    Pass By: 5 Campbell Lane Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore 209924 Singapore

    Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

    Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

    The last stop of the tour would be at Kampong Glam. This Ethnic Quarter comprises not only the Malay culture, but also the modern cosmopolitan culture of our "Hispter Lane" and the row of exciting artisan cafe and bespoke bars.

    We will end the tour at Bugis where you are free to fill the rest of the day with your prefered activities; be it Shopping, sipping on a Cocktail, hunting down those Insta-Worthy shots, wolving down more Food, or a quick Massage, Bugis has it all!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501 Singapore

    Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour

    Pass By: Sultan Mosque, 3 Muscat Street Masjid Sultan, Singapore 198833 Singapore

    Photo-taking opportunity

    Pass By: Arab Street, Singapore 199745 Singapore

    Venue is pointed out to visit after tour

    Pass By: Jamal Kazura Aromatics, 21 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199439 Singapore

    Venue is pointed out to visit after the tour
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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
    Return Details
    Bugis Junction, Singapore
    • English-speaking local guide
    • 7 to 8 local ethnic food dishes
    • Drinks
    • Public transport (MRT & Bus)
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel transfers
    • Optional food & drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Guide tipping
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child is 6 to 12 years old.
    • Tour is not suitable for guests with dietary restrictions or require walking assistance.
    • Guests are advised to be punctual.
    • Tour operates rain or shine.
    • Please bring along poncho/umbrella and water to stay hydrated.
    • Dress code is casual with comfortable footwear.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Moderate amount of walking is required, including outdoors.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I thought I had signed up for a Cultural AND Food tour. I had a SUPER informative walking tour (as the guide said 20,000 steps) which covered many interesting neighborhoods, cultural facts and great insights. However, we went to only two food stops. I was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Dorfman1949
    Monster Day T, Guest Relations Manager at Monster Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Dorfman1949, Thank you for taking the time to provide your invaluable feedback on our tour. We sincerely apologise for leaving you and your husband without a full tummy! Yes the Asia 101 Cultural & Food Tour is a comprehensive 5-hr tour covering both culture...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    This was an excellent tour and I would recommend this to anyone visiting SG. The tour was very informative and we discovered new things about Singapore that we would've have known otherwise. Yap, our guide, was fun, engaging, and informative. He had an answer for...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank 253antona
    Monster Day T, Guest Relations Manager at Monster Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hi 253antona, thank you for taking time to join one of our most popular food tour, Asia 101 Cultural & Food Tour. We hope that you will bring home great memories of Singapore. Yap is indeed very passionate about sharing his stories and information about...More

    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    Loved our tour today with Dani! She was interesting, fun, energetic and made the history and food come alive! She was very engaging with all 6 of us in our family! We tasted so many dishes that we would have never tried otherwise. I highly...More

    Thank kanteams
    Monster Day T, Guest Relations Manager at Monster Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Hi kanteams! Thank you for taking time to pen this 5 Star Review, you've just made Dani jumped out of her seat with joy! We hope that when you think of Singapore, you will remember this wonderful day with her. If you crave for more...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    I highly recommend this walking "foodie" tour of Singapore. Yap was enthusiastic, interesting and humorous -- and knows all the best places to eat all sorts of different dishes, ranging from Chinese to Indian to Arab to Malay to Peranakan. Along the way, he shares...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank 960bp
    Monster Day T, Guest Relations Manager at Monster Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Sounds like a perfect day in Singapore! Thank you for your 5/5 review, 960bp. You also left some great recommendations for other travelers, you are too kind. We hope when people want to visit Singapore, they'll want to make the most of it with guides...More

    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    We had an awesome time with Yap who showed us everything there is to the 4 major ethnic races of Singapore from local delicious food to different traditions and customs observed. It opens our eyes to what an amazing Country Singapore is and we will...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Henry886
    Monster Day T, Guest Relations Manager at Monster Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Hi Henry886, thank you for your extremely kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed the private tour with Yap and commended on his extra efforts. Do share with your family and friends about Singapore so that we have an opportunity to show them around...More

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    17 July 2019|
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    Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
    BTW--We sat much more than we walked.
    24 June 2019|
    Response from RC30319 | Reviewed this property |
    There is transport (sometimes public transport i.e. bus train etc) between the major food areas. However once in the areas it is walking. We did not find it strenous
    17 June 2019|
    Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure if it wd work. We got a choice of chicken or mutton. But contact them. Based on our experience they will work with you.
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