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Our most recommended Chinatown, Singapore Walking tours

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: Chinatown and Little India Guided Walking Tour

2. Singapore: Chinatown and Little India Guided Walking Tour

Go beyond the surface of Singapore on a fascinating walking tour of three of the city's vibrant cultural enclaves Wander through the streets of Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam with a local guide who will explain the melting pot of cultures in Singapore. In Little India, admire temples and mosques, street art, and brightly painted shophouses. Next, head to Kampong Glam, Singapore's Muslim Quarter. Explore more vibrant street art, textile stores, and 19th-century shophouses. Finish with a visit to Chinatown, where you can soak up the bustling atmosphere and experience a slice of local life. Listen to stories of the past, learn about new cultures and see how Singapore developed through the years.

Singapore: Little India Hawker Street Food Tour

3. 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 by Night 2-Hour Private Tour

4. 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.

Singapore: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

5. Singapore: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Singapore at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Colonial District, Tiong Bahru Market, Chinatown and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Singapore: Gourmet Street Food Private Tour

6. 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: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

7. Singapore: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

Singaporeans originated from many different countries and cultures, and these varied beginnings are what gives them their unique identity today. With this tour, go beyond the city on a cultural tour of the island. Begin in the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition from the Kampong Era: birds singing. The tour begins when you meet your local guide at 9 AM in front of Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. Then, explore the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition. Brighten your morning with melodious chirps, followed by a visit to the local Hawker Center for coffee and breakfast snacks like a true local. The exploration continues with a visit to the wet market. From this humble neighborhood, head out and pay a visit to a real cultural hub.  In Chinatown, where early settlers came by boat, see how they once lived in both trying and prosperous times. Here, learn more about Singapore through beautiful wall murals by local artists, Yip Yew Chong. The tour is both educational and fun, with many photo opportunities and exciting anecdotes from your passionate guide.

Singapore: Trails Of Tan Ah Huat Storytelling Bike Tour

8. Singapore: Trails Of Tan Ah Huat Storytelling Bike Tour

Experience Singapore in a 4-hour unique storytelling & cycling journey with theatrical elements, a first of its kind in Singapore! “The Mysterious & Magical Tan Ah Huat” is a mini-series supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. The tour features the iconic character Tan Ah Huat on a fun and exciting time-travel adventure during the 1920s, setting out to discover Singapore in its modern glory and witness the transformational developments over time. Our fun and local tour guide will play the role of the character, taking you along the story of Tan Ah Huat and explain to you many tales and stories of great interest. Along the way, you will take in the contrasts of modern Singapore and the scenes back in the 1920s, with the aid of multimedia slideshows and vivid storytelling. Learn about Singapore’s culture, tea, rickshaws, Chinatown gangsters, traditional burial rites, and more. Stop at a typical coffee shop for a drink and a snack along the way. We will cycle through: Kampong Glam (Malay neighbourhood) Raffles Hotel Fullerton Bay Collyer Quay Singapore River Chinatown Jinrikisha Station Majestic Theatre

Singapore Bike & Bites Tour

9. Singapore Bike & Bites Tour

You want to taste authentic delicious food of Singapore and burn the calories at the same time? Then join our 3-hour flavourful cycling journey through different neighborhoods of diverse ethnic groups! Pedalling through the streets of Chinatown, Kampong Glam (Malay neighbourhood) and Little India, you will get to taste the food of all 3 main ethnic groups in Singapore – Chinese, Malays and Indians. Besides sampling yummy dishes, you will learn how these different races exist harmoniously in Singapore. Each neighourhood has its own unique features, and on this fantastic tour you’ll get to experience all 3 with your knowledgeable and fun tour guide In Chinatown, you will ride by a temple and admire hundreds of deities. In Kampong Gelam with the stunning Sultan Mosque, you will get to see the home of the Sultan of Singapore. And in Little India, be prepared to have scent all around you with flower, spice, and food shops! A fabulous tour of culture and cuisine, not to be missed by the foodies amongst you!!

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What people are saying about Chinatown, Singapore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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.

Chan, our guide, was brilliant. He was so knowledgeable of the districts we visited and enthusiastic for Singapore in general. If you want a great guide ask for Chan. In general the tour started early to avoid the heat of the day and avoid crowds. We used the MRT to travel between the districts so walking was probably about 3kms and so very manageable. Would do the same.e tour again because there is so much to still learn about the areas.

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.

Very informative and enjoyable tour. Learnt a lot about old Singapore while walking around Singapore. A very affable guide Ayo. Highly recommended

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