Su Ling will take you on a food tour of Singapore and delight your taste buds.

Singapore Tour Guide – Spotlight on Su Ling

Welcome to the second edition of “Meet your personal tour guide Singapore“! This is the second blog of our series to introduce you to your private tour guide in Singapore.

When we think “tours in Singapore with tour guide“, we always think of the tour first but not really about the tour guide that makes your day.

Today we want to introduce Su Ling. Born and raised in Singapore, she is a “true blue” Singaporean. She will be a great source to hear Singapore’s development from the personal experience point of view. Her friendly and fun personality will immediately make you feel her passion for guiding visitors. Whether you book a public or private food tour with us at “Hello Singapore” or a private customised tour, with Su Ling you are in good hands to make the most of your tour in Singapore!

Check out what Su Ling had to say in a short interview:

** What is your favourite Singlish word?

–> “Makan!” Because I love to eat.

**What is your favourite makan (food) place?

–> Plenty, to name a few, most are hawker centre. Like Amoy street food centre,  Old Airport Road Food Centre, Changi Village Food Centre. Because the foods are cheap and authentic. Feel at home and very Singaporean eating at these places.

**Do you have a favourite place in Singapore?

–> The places off the beaten track, like Balestier Road, Tiong Bahru, Katong, Changi Village. Those that maintain the original and local favours.

** Tell us the funniest thing that happened to you during a tour.

–> Cracking my head, can’t recall off hand. When I recall it, I will inform you!!

** Well, I guess, you will have to tell our guests on their tour with you! 

–> 😅😃

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Best Food To Try In Singapore – Peranakan Food

There are many things to discover on your walking tours in Singapore this city is famous for. However, one not to miss things you should definitely give a try on a tour for Singapore is the local cuisine! Peranakan Food is the best food to try in Singapore not only for your food tour in Singapore. What does Peranakan actually mean? It is a term that goes back to the 15th century and it translates to “local born” or “local descendants”. It refers to the mixed Chinese – Malay or Indonesian heritage. The food is a mix of Chinese and Malay or Indonesian ingredients. For example, although the spices are more from on the Malay side, the ingredient like pork is on the Chinese side and you will definitely find it in the Peranakan Cuisine. Some typical dishes are “Nyonya Chang” – rice dumplings, “Kueh Lapis” – layer cake and Laksa. The Curry Laksa is typical for Singapore. Ingredients are usually gravy from coconut milk, dried shrimp, rice vermicelli, sambal chilli, coriander and some others mixed with a pinch of love 😃 If you have not tried it yet, make sure your private guide in Singapore takes you to try these delicious treats on your next Singapore tour!

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taste a delicious Bak Chang on a Singapore food tour Try the Lapis Kueh on your next singapore food tasting tour



Visiting the raffles Hotel in Singapore as part of your Singapore Tours

Singapore City Tour – The Raffles Hotel

The famous Raffles Hotel was opened in 1887 by the Sarkies Brothers from Iran who named it after Sir Stamford Raffles, the Founder of Singapore. The hotel has changed ownership many times over the years. The one thing that hasn’t changed though is the charm of the place. It is exquisite. For the past 130 years, people like Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, George Bush, Michael Jackson, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin stayed here.

If you are on your walking tour of Singapore, you will see quickly that many people take turns to take pictures of…

The Doorman! People on Singapore tours from the airport come here just to take a picture of Narjan! He is the most photographed man in Singapore! He has been the doorman at Raffles for 25 years! He even has his own soft toy!

After a Singapore excursion, this would be the place to have the famous Singapore Sling where it was invented!!!

Ask your personal tour guide in Singapore to take you here for your next Changi Singapore Tour!

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The Hello Singapore team of Singapore walking tours guides


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Singapore Tour Guide – Spotlight on Gee Soo

Previously we talked about Singapore Tours from the airport and walking tours of Singapore but what about the tour guide that takes you on your Singapore excursions?

Welcome to our first episode of “Meet your Personal Tour Guide Singapore“! This is the first blog in a series to introduce you to your private tour guide in Singapore.

Please meet Gee Soo. Born in Malaysia, he calls Singapore his home for the past 20 years. If you are on a tour with Gee Soo, you will immediately feel his love for all things Singapore. His energetic, friendly and sincere personality will make you feel like you are on a tour with a friend rather than a tour guide that you have never met before! Whether you book a public or private food tour with us at “Hello Singapore” or a private customised tour, if you are with Gee Soo, you are definitely in for an informative and jolly tour in Singapore!

Check out what Gee Soo had to say in a short interview:

** What is your favourite Singlish word?

–> ‘Chiong’ – a Hokkien for ‘to rush forward’, is used to denote creating havoc and/or having fun. ‘Eh, it’s Friday, where shall we go and Chiong?’ – I am yet to find an English word to replace it, isn’t that cool?

**What is your favourite makan (food) place?

–> Blk 19 Marsiling Lane Hawker Centre where I can have one of the best Lontongs in town with my favourite Kopi C Siew-Dai (Coffee with evaporated milk less sweet) in my sleep/casual wear!

**Do you have a favourite place in Singapore?

–> The 2-minute away – Woodlands Waterfront – where I can have my a run or a walk regularly. It’s well shaded by trees and lit’ed at night. Imagine a good workout in the sea Breeze while you enjoy city lights of JB at the other side of Johor Straits!

** Tell us the funniest thing that happened to you during a tour.

–> As a new tourist guide, I was so hungry for opportunities. There was once I was being tasked to lead a group from Iran, the guest didn’t understand English and I don’t speak Persian. We communicated via sign language & hand drawn pictures. It was the longest day in my life and I got tips!

Book your Singapore city tour from airport with Gee Soo

It's always fun on a Singapore Day Tour with Gee Soo!
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The Singapore Grand Prix is on at night, take a day tour in Singapore

Why should I take a private guide to discover Singapore?

“What’s the point in paying more money for a private guide in Singapore?” I hear you say. That is a very good and legit question! Of course, you could also take a Singapore Tour with dozens of other strangers hopping on and off a bus. This tour might be effective because you will see many places within the shortest time and it will give you a little snippet of Singapore and you might not know what you actually have missed. Being on a big tour will give you almost no possibility of asking questions and get to know the real Singapore.

This amazing place has so much to offer…

  • The everlasting history of East meets West
  • The multinational cuisine that will take you on a culinary tour throughout Sout East Asia
  • Being one of the most important financial capitals in Asia
  • The multicultural heritage and many many more!

This is only a small addition to the many things that you can expect on a Singapore City Tour besides the obvious things like the Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands or Orchard Road. Your Personal Tour Guide in Singapore will make sure that you have a memorable day, discovering things and places that you otherwise would not have visited. Whether day tour package or after sunset, your walking tours in Singapore will always be unique – just like YOU! Get in touch with us now and check out the best tours in Singapore for you.

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Lunar New Year on your Singapore City Tour from Changi

Gong Xi Fa Cai! – Check out the CNY on your Singapore Walking Tour

Have you been through Chinatown lately? Maybe on your Singapore Food Trip or your Singapore Layover Tour…?

Whichever Singapore Guided Tours you chose, you surely will have seen the beautiful decorations all over Singapore! Ornaments of Red and Gold are typical for Chinese New Year.

Red and Gold on your Singapore City Tour

According to the Lunar Year Calendar, we are entering now “The Year of the Dog”. It is believed that the dog will be watching over humanity for the whole year. People who are born in the year of the dog have to be more careful this year as their patron is busy watching over all the others so that he can’t watch his own zodiac born tribe. Whether you are on your Food Tour in Singapore or on any other Guided Tour in Singapore with us – rest assured that your Hello Singapore Team will be looking after you!

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Thaipusam Kavadi in Singapore

Multicultural Singapore – The Colourful Thaipusam Festival

If you were on a Singapore City Tour in the last 2 weeks, you might have been lucky to experience the Hindu Thaipusam Procession. This festival is in honour of Lord Subramaniam (aka Lord Murugan) who represents virtue, youth and power. Also seen as the destroyer of evil, devotees celebrate Thaipusam for 2 days.

The festivities start in the early morning with Lord Murugan’s chariot procession from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Serangoon Road to the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Tank Road.


Picture of Lord Murugan

On your Singapore Excursion, your Private Tour Guide will able to show you devotees carrying milk pots which are a symbol of abundance and fertility. Some followers carry “kavadis” which symbolise the burden. They are meant to be the sacrifice through which the believer implores help and blessings from Lord Subramaniam. Many tributes are expressed by piercings of the flesh such as skewers put through the tongue or hooks on the back.

Sacrifice on Thaipusam Thaipusam Sacrifice Spectacular views at Thaipusam

The kavadi is a semi-circular wooden or steel frame decorated with peacock feathers and flowers. It gets hoisted onto the shoulders and is supported by bars. Some kavadis can be as heavy as 40 kg and as high as 4 m! Many frames have spikes that stick into the body are carried 4,5 km from one temple to another.

The Thaipusam Festival is celebrated on the full moon of the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). So, if you have missed out this year, just book your day tour in Singapore with your Personal Tour Guide for next year! They will certainly be able to find the best spot to witness this amazing spectacle!

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Chinatown is all ready for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Singapore – Welcoming the “Year of the Dog”!

Walking through China Town with your personal tour guide for Singapore, seeing the beautiful lanterns lined up – No doubt! Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is close!

Colourful processions, markets and the vibrant lions dancing to bring good luck and fortune are a fascinating sight on Singapore excursions.Lanterns in Chinatown Singapore

“Ang Pow” (red packets) with money is exchanged and you will see that the dominating colours are red to scare away the evil spirits and gold for prosperity!

Traditionally, on the eve of the new year families celebrate at home with a Reunion Dinner to share one of the most important meals of the year with their loved ones. Culinary delights like pineapple tarts, ‘lapis‘ or layered cake, crisp love letters, ‘kueh bangkit’  or coconut cookies and ‘bak kwa’ barbequed meat (mostly pork) are a one of the best food to try in Singapore for this time of the year.

The following days are spent visiting relatives, friends and temples to pray for blessings.

As this Chinese New Year falls on a weekend, it would be also a great time to travel and see how other places around the region are celebrating. For example, you could hop on an aeroplane and fly over to Hong Kong!

Our Hong Kong Team is having a special “Chinese New Year Firework Cruise” to watch the incredible 23 minutes firework display over Victoria Harbour with the amazing Hong Kong Skyline in the background! Limited spots available! Book HERE.

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After your private tours in Singapore why not check out the Red Dot Design Museum

Things To Do In Singapore – Red Dot Design Museum

The Red Dot Design Museum is the sister museum of the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany. Together they showcase the best new design ideas across the categories Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept. The Singapore museum contains the award winners of the best Design Concepts.

This is a fascinating museum showcasing 300 new and unique design concepts from all of the world. Every year the competition attracts over 4000 entries from a wide range of amateur designers through to world famous and household names. A panel of international design experts select the winners which will be displayed in the museums. Many of these ideas and products go into production, some are even available in the museum shop!

after a private tours in Singapore visit the Red Dot Design Museum and enjoy a craft beer     The Red Dot Museum in Singapore is the perfect place to finish your tours in Singapore

A show case of the best new and unique design concepts from around the world. 


The museum is located on the Marina front, not too far from Marina Bay Sands. It is open until 2am making it the only Night Museum in Singapore and it has an excellent bar with a good selection of craft beers! You can even enjoy some food, which is has been ‘designed’ into cubes!

try a selection of local foods after your private tours in Singapore

Even the food has been ‘designed’! Top centre is a cube shaped Chicken Rice!


We think that the Red Dot Design Museum is one of the Best Museums in Singapore because: 

  • The exhibition itself is super interesting covering design concepts in furniture, clothing, automobiles, pets, construction, the environment…
  • It’s location on the Marina is brilliant.
  • It’s open right through until 2am making it the perfect place to go if you have jet lag!
  • The bar has a very good selection of beers and runs a happy hour from 5pm to 8pm every day!
  • The food menu has been well crafted covering all of the Singapore favourites from Chilli Crab to Laksa and Beef Rendang. Click here for the full menu. 
  • The shop is fantastic – it would be impossible to go home without a souvenir!


the shop at the red dot design museum - perfect for picking up gifts after your tours in singapore

The museum shop.


If you would like to visit the Red Dot Design Museum after your Singapore tours, just ask your private tour guide to drop you off here at the end of your tour.


Address: 11 Marina Boulevard. Singapore 018940.


Opening Hours: 11am to 2am.


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Walking Tours in Singapore – Take a stroll through Gardens by the Bay

If you ever thought of a tour for Singapore, you will definitely have seen some pictures of Gardens by the Bay! This 101-hectare nature park is an initiative of the Singapore government to transform the “Garden City” into a “City in a Garden”.

The Gardens opened its doors to the public in 2011 after breaking ground in November 2007. Being high on the popularity list, Gardens by the Bay had its 20,000,000th  (YES, twenty millionths!!! 😳) visitor in November 2015!

It consists of three waterfront gardens, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forrest. Whereas the Cloud Forrest replicates the tropical mountain regions of South-East Asia, Middle- and Sout America featuring a 35-metre waterfall to providing crisp and refreshing air, the Flower Dome replicates the mild and dry climate found in the Mediterranean, Australia, some South American and South African regions.

If you need a break on your Singapore city tour, the changing floral displays in the Flower Dome are always worth a visit, especially, for Christmas and Chinese New Year.

Did you know that the orchid display won gold at the 22nd World Orchid Conference (WOC 22) held in Ecuador in 2017?

Ask your private tour guide in Singapore to tell you more about it, or how about finishing your Singapore tour at the Gardens by the Bay?


Book your Singapore tour from the airport and take your picture at Marina Bay Sands

Singapore Excursions – Marina Bay Sands

Undoubtedly, one of the most iconic buildings in Singapore is Marina Bay Sands.

Its unusual shape triggers your curiosity. The three towers are, according to their architect, Moshe Safdie, inspired by a card deck. Indeed, if you look closer on your Singapore Walking Tour with your personal guide, you will see that both legs in all three towers are asymmetric and lean against each other, going wider in the bottom and narrowing, going up. The number 29 out of 75 tallest buildings in Singapore, is crowned by the almost 1.5 hectare Skypark (that is as long as 4.5 Airbus 380 Jumbo Jets! 😳). The Skypark is home to the world’s longest elevated swimming pool (a 150m infinity pool) which is an attraction in itself and can be accessed by hotel guests.

The base of Marina Bay Sands is home to a very large luxury mall, many cafés and restaurants as well as local eateries. To make the experience even better, during winter, there is an ice skating rink in the mall and all year long you can book a sampan ride in the canal that runs through the lengths of the mall, similar to the Venetian in Las Vegas.

So, next time you visit Singapore ask your private tour guide of Hello Singapore Tours to tell you about the Marina Bay Sands!


Visiting the raffles Hotel in Singapore as part of your Singapore Tours

Tours In Singapore – Visiting The Raffles Hotel

We LOVE going to Raffles!

Opened in 1887 by the Sarkese Brothers and named after British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (the founder of Singapore) this is an absolute must see in Singapore. But get there quick as its closing for renovation from Dec 2017 to the middle of 2018!

Visit Raffles with a private tour guide as part of your tours in Singapore

This fabulous artwork of the Raffles hotel can be found on display in the Raffles gift shop. Long gone are the days when tigers roamed the district but the doorman is ever present in his iconic uniform! Here’s a fun fact for you – in 1902 the last tiger to be killed in Singapore was finally shot while cowering under the hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room, then an elevated building.

The Hello Singapore team of Singapore walking tours guides

Left to Right: Daryl, Su Ling, Narjan, Laura and Gee Soo. 

This is us, your Hello Singapore tours team, at Raffles with Narjan, the most photographed man in Singapore! He has been the doorman at Raffles for 25 years! 

Ask us to include a visit to Raffles as part of your Singapore walking tour and we’ll tell you the story behind the infamous cocktail – the Singapore Sling…. yes there will be time to try one as well!


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Singapore City Tours – Singapore Grand Prix: The After Party

There is an electric atmosphere in Singapore during the F1. Even if you are not particularly interested in the racing you can not fail to enjoy the after party!

The race area itself hosts an outdoor concert (pictured above) with A List DJs and Singers. 2017 saw Duran Duran, Seal, Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris grace the stage. For up to date information about the upcoming 2018 acts you can keep an eye on the official Event Guide by CLICKING HERE. 


If you don’t have tickets to the Grand Prix itself why not book into one of the after parties being hosted at other venues across the city?

The Podium Lounge, just 200 metres from the track, hosts the official after party.


Or simply head down to the waterfront to watch the fireworks display and check out the checkered flag lighting display on the Marina Bay Sands.

At the Singapore Grand Prix the Marina Bay Sands hotel is lit up like a flag

The best way to get over the F1 hangover is to get up and out and get some good food inside your stomach, so book onto one of our Food Tours in Singapore !

The Singapore Grand Prix is on at night, take a day tour in Singapore

Tours in Singapore – Everything You Need To Know About The Singapore Grand Prix

Most people don’t realise but Singapore was a part of the racing calendar from 1961 to 1973. A variety of reasons are behind the termination of the early GP but it was mostly down to safety issues. In 2008, after a 35 year absence, Formula One was back and back in a big way.

Singapore is host to the first ever race NIGHT and it is the first street circuit in Asia.


Follow the action of the Singapore F1 on your tours in Singapore

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The 5.067 km race track runs through the centre of Singapore passing the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the Fullerton Hotel (all of which can be visited on a Singapore walking tours with us). Bernie Ecclestone describes the Singapore Grand Prix as the “crown jewel of F1″ and he has good reason to. It is a spectacular event.


Ask your tour guides in Singapore for the latest facts and figures of the Singapore F1

We took this picture from out seating area which was in Zone 1 or the yellow section of the above map. The race runs anti-clockwise starting and finishing in the Yellow Zone so it is our top pick when choosing your seats.

Tickets for the Singapore Grand Prix can be booked online at the official website. Please CLICK HERE. 

The Singapore Grand Prix is a 3 day event which is attend by over a quarter of a million people. Practice sessions take place on Day 1, the Qualifiers are on Day 2 and Day 3 is the actual race night.

In order to stage the event a number of roads in downtown Singapore are closed. Road markings are removed by painting them black and new track markings are painted on. 1,500 lighting projectors are installed to light the entire racing circuit and grandstands.

If you are visiting Singapore during the F1 drop us an email and we will help you plan your days, there is so much to do and see you wont want to miss out! 

Music in the park at the botanic gardens

Tours In Singapore – Music In The Park At Botanic Gardens Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

On Sunday we joined the masses at the Botanic Gardens Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage for a sunset concert by the NUS Wind Symphony. We were treated to soundtracks from Miyazaki’s famed anime works such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff.

Your friendly Singapore tour guides rocked up with a picnic and a bottle of wine and had a wonderful evening.

The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage hosts a number of open air musical events each year. They are all 100% free of charge and open to the public. You can find more information about upcoming events as well as guided tours of the gardens by CLICKING HERE. 


guided tours of Singapore and the botanic gardens.


enjoy a cocktail at ATLAS as part of your Singapore tours

Sightseeing In Singapore – Singapore’s Best Bars

Every year The World’s 50 Best Bars publishes a list, complied by 500 drinks experts from across the globe, of the worlds top watering holes. This year Singapore won 6 spots on that list including the Best Bar In Asia!

So if your feeling thirsty on your Singapore city tour, just let your Hello Singapore tour guide know and we’ll pull in for a boozy pit stop!


MANHATTAN – Number 7 and the Best Bar In Asia

The best place for a drink on your sightseeing in Singapore tour

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Manhatten is an ‘American bar’ that does everything well. It has more than a touch of New York glamour and am impressive cocktail menu. If you are looking for places to visit in Singapore on a Sunday put their Cocktail Brunch to the top of your list.

Level 2, Regent Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road. Open everyday 5:00 pm – 1:00/2:00 am. Sunday Cocktail Brunch: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. Violet Hour: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Weekdays)


ATLAS – Number 15

enjoy a cocktail at ATLAS as part of your Singapore tours

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If you like Gin this is the bar for you. ATLAS has over 1,000 gins on offer from around the world, including some dating back to 1910. They also have an outrageously good champagne list too. Housed inside the Parkview Square; an iconic building inspired by the Art Deco skyscrapers of New York , ATLAS is a celebration of the roaring ’20s.

Parkview Square , 600 North Bridge Road. Monday – Friday: 10am – 1am. Saturday: 3pm – 2am.



Discover the best bars in Singapore on your Singapore city tours

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Incredibly hard to find but worth the effort when (if) you do. OPERATION DAGGER is hidden away down an alley, through a nondescript door and down a flight of stairs. The hundred or so jars behind the bar contain bee pollen, fermented fruit wines, aromatics for smoke and countless other tinctures and ingredients. These cocktails are seriously special.

No. 7 Ann Siang Hill #B1-01. Tuesday – Saturday 6pm – late.


28 HONG KONG STREET – Number 25

Best bars in Singapore - top things to do in Singapore

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28 HONG KONG STREET is one of the linchpins of Singapore’s bar scene. Located at number 28 on Hong Kong Street you would walk straight passed if you didn’t know what was hidden behind the shabby entrance door. Low lights, booth seating,  a jazz/ hip-hop soundtrack, attentive staff and the best mac ‘n’ cheese in Singapore make this a must visit bar.

28 Honking Street. Monday – Thursday 6pm-2am; Friday & Saturday 6pm-3am



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TIPPLING CLUB hits the top 50 list twice with its restaurant also winning awards. Spanning three shophouse units on Tanjong Pagar Road TIPPLING CLUB serves up innovative cuisine and cocktails in a light and spacious environment. Head bar man Joe Schofield has curated a Sensorium Menu of cocktails, each with distinctive smells designed to trigger childhood memories. The set lunch menu is excellent value.

38 Tanjong Pagar Road. Monday – Friday 12 noon to midnight. Saturday 6pm to midnight.


NATIVE – Number 47

Go NATIVE on a Singapore tour of the best bars in Singapore

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NATIVE  uses local ingredients from across Asia to give its cocktails a unique flavour. Think mango, turmeric, cinnamon, tapioca etc. The bar’s signature drink, Antz, is a mix of coconut, Thai rum, sugar cane and basil, topped with a sprinkling of crunchy foraged ants!

52A Amoy Street. Mondays – Saturdays 6pm – midnight.


Enjoy a Teh Tarik on a Singapore food tours on your city tours

Food Tours In Singapore – The Best Teh Tarik

Our Singapore Food Tour is an exploration of both food and drinks across the geographies and cultures of Singapore. When designing the food tour we sampled a LOT of Teh Tarik and the Teh Tarik from the shop that technically has no name (but belongs to Mr Zamir Ahmad) came in top.

A hot cup of Teh Tarik as tried on our Singapore food tours.


It is delicious and here it is!


What is Teh Tarik?

Tarik is the Malay word for ‘pulled’ so Teh Tarik is pulled tea. It is made from tea dust rather than tea leaves.  The tea dust is boiled and condensed and evaporated milk is added. The tea is then pulled from one mug to another. The pulling action blends the milk into the tea giving it a very smooth, creamy flavour.

On our Singapore Food Tour we judge a Teh Tarik on the proportion of condensed milk used. Too much and it is considered too sweet, too little and it is not rich enough. We also look at the amount of foam in the cup. The more foam the more the teh has been pulled and the smoother it is. If you order it with extra foam they will pull it more giving you a smoother drink AND more time to snap your photographs!


Who is the man in the picture? 

The lovely man in our main picture is Barker, Mr Zamir’s nephew.  Barker has been working at the teh stall  for 40 years and he is a master Tariker! If you would like to meet him you will find him in the shop from early morning until about 2pm in the afternoon.


Where did Teh Tarik come from?

The origins of this drink go back to South Indian- Muslim immigrants who arrived in the Malay Peninsula and Singapore and set up drinks stalls at the entrance to the rubber plantations to serve the workers.

They used the broken tea leaves and ground them into dust because it was cheaper and therefore affordable for the plantation workers. The Indians themselves were used to drinking Chai Tea which is tea flavoured with spices. That was a little bit strange for the Chinese and Malay workers and it didn’t sell well so the Indians took the spices out added a richer thicker milk, and in order to catch the attention of the plantation workers added some artistic flair and started pulling it!  Hey presto Teh Tarik was born!



Mr Zamir Ahmad’s Teh Tarik is open everyday from 06:30am to 2am. Occasionally the stall closes for half an hour or so if the staff need to pop out. You can find it 21 Baghdad Street in Kampong Glam. 


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John and Janelle on a Singapore Food Tour at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre

Singapore Food Tours – From Hong Kong to Singapore

We have had the pleasure of John and Janelle’s company in both Hong Kong and Singapore! Hailing from New South Wales Australia these two like to travel. And when they travel they like to eat like a local.

They found us Hong Kong first where they took our Hong Kong Food Tour and feasted on Dim Sum and Char Sui. Enjoying their food adventure so much they booked onto our Singapore Food Tour and embarked on a 5.5-hour food exploration across our tiny Island.

Pictured here with Daryl, their private tour guide for the day, at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre trying a selection of local dishes.

John and Janelle, it was an absolute pleasure showing you around both Hong Kong and Singapore and we hope to see you again on your next adventures ✈️ 🍴


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