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Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

1. Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Singapore's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Teh tarik (traditional tea) & rojak and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Kampong Glam & Sultan Mosque, Little India & Cow murals, Elderly Corner at China Town plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Singapore: Little India Hawker Street Food Tour

2. Singapore: Little India Hawker Street Food Tour

Let us take you beyond the famous Michelin food stalls and restaurants for an insider food tour that is the real deal! On this exciting food tour, we will take you to try 8 of the best Singapore dishes that we locals love. Beyond Michelin Food Tour: Little India Edition is a feast for your senses. Weave through famous hawker centres and lesser-known alleys to get to the most delicious local eats. Prepare to come hungry, because we will be indulging in 8 drool-worthy local dishes! Some highlights include the most intriguing mix of Indian Rojak, the great sight to culinary arts of South Indian Cuisine in Thosai, the street food staple of Pani Puri, the Singapore edition of North Indian Cuisine and plenty more. In between food stops, work up an appetite and follow our tour guide as he enthrals you with stories of Little India. It’s the ultimate Singapore food tour experience!

Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with a Traditional Snack

3. Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with a Traditional Snack

Discover the real Singapore on this 9.9 mile (16 km) route through the city by bike. Visit a typical residential town and market to watch people go about their daily lives. Get up close to Singapore's unique public housing, where the majority of the residents live, as well as swanky multi-million dollar riverfront homes. Then, meander alongside the Singapore River, where trade brought to life a sleepy village town in the 1800s. See historically important landmarks, such as the 100-year-old fire station, museums, and places of worship. Of course, you’ll pay homage to the statue of Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Learn how WWII affected Singapore, and see monuments that honor those who suffered. In between all that sightseeing, enjoy a short coffee break and sample a little local snack at a local eatery/traditional coffee shop, just like a typical Singaporean. More than just history, you’ll come to understand the melting pot culture of people from all over the world who now call Singapore home. Finally, fast forward to the present and admire the ultra-modern business district. Jump right into the action as you cycle right along the Formula 1 route, though at a somewhat slower pace.

Singapore: Gourmet Street Food Private Tour

4. Singapore: Gourmet Street Food Private Tour

From local hawker stalls to trendy new-age bars, Singapore’s Chinatown is a bustling enclave that straddles the line between old and new. Starting at 17:00, head out on a journey in search of a full course meal in Singapore’s street restaurants. Your first stop is a store specializing in bakkwa, jerky-like meat, slow grilled over charcoal with the same secret recipe handed down from generations ago. Savour the honey sweet, appetizing bakkwa or get a pack as a take-away souvenir. Stroll around a little more past the various small stalls that sell a plethora of tropical fruit, including the king of fruits, Durian, as well as fresh seafood and daily goods. Continue onwards to a hawker center and explore the myriad of food stalls before tasting either “carrot cake” or Char Keow Teow. Warm up your appetite with this popular side dish that uses the simplest ingredients. Your main course of the day is at the first street-level Michelin stall. Indulge in the stall’s signature dish, soya sauce chicken rice: soft tender marinaded chicken with white rice and peanuts. Finish off the tour on a sweet note at a popular dessert shop. End your foodie experience here and head back to your accommodation from Chinatown MRT Station

Singapore by Night 2-Hour Private Tour

5. Singapore by Night 2-Hour Private Tour

Explore the streets of Chinatown at night and get a glimpse of a beautiful Buddhist temple. Enjoy a few pre-dinner snacks at a hawker center, and then enter the coolest entertainment district in town. Follow your guide to the best venues for delicious cocktails. Discover an oasis of quiet down a back alley. Hear captivating stories about the Chinese history of the city and see some of the amazing street art murals.  Watch a spectacular light show with brilliant views of the city skyline. Be amazed as the story unfolds in a beautiful symphony of lasers, water and music. Taste the best satay in town with a refreshing beer to end the night.

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What people are saying about Chinatown, Singapore

My wife & I booked Arthur for a four hour “street food” tour while we were in Singapore early January, 2023. Arthur arrived at our Conrad hotel, on time & reviewed our very fun, interesting & delicious itinerary. Arthur was very knowledgeable about the local island history, customs & diverse culture of folks inhabiting the island. We headed to three historical sections where we sampled the delicious foods & drinks that he purchased for us to sample he would share local information about the current government’s policies & how they impacted the locals. Arthur gave us quiet time to enjoy the foods after explaining the food’s origins. Arthur was kind enough to allow us a little shopping time to buy couple of forgotten items for our cruise. We definitely recommend Arthur highly for his tour services & very warm & patient attitude. He took several photos for us when our phones died & sent them to us later! Yes, hire Arthur if you can.

Dani was an amazing guide through little India. She was knowledgeable and so friendly! We learned about little India and tried lots of delicious foods. We also learned a ton about Singaporean culture and history. Highly recommend, come with an empty belly and an adventurous mindset!

William was the best tour guide. He is very experienced, excellent at mixing a good tour with a city/history tour and has a lovely personality. He let us sample several types of food and drinks. We left our tour stuffed and happy!

I had a great time on my tastings tour with William. The food was excellent and we even covered some island history which was really appreciated. One of the highlights of my trip to Singapore.

The food tour was exceptional. Delicious food, lots of interesting history and trivia. This is must-do in Singapore.