Gourmet Food Tour Singapore | Where To Go Afterwards? So you booked a private food tour Singapore and are wondering about things do to in Singapore after your Singapore tour… How about a sundowner cocktail in Manhattan? No, not the one in the USA… This one is the bar in the Regent hotel and won 3rd place at the 50 World’s Best Bars Award 2018 in London! Inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan is reminiscent of a grand hotel bar, modern yet with a touch of old New York glamour and sophistication. If you happen to have booked Singapore day tours during the week, check out the “Violet Hour” of Manhattan; Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm. #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoversingapore #instacool #photooftheday #bbctravel #singapore #sg #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #condenast #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #hellosg #ilovesg #singaporetour #visitsingapore #cnntravel #walkingtour #tourguide #sundowner #manhattan #regenthotel #bestbarsaward #bestbars #cocktails #violethour #thirdplace photo credit: ManhattanRead More
PRIVATE FOOD TOUR: AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF SINGAPORE’S HISTORY AND CULTURE THROUGH FOOD
Ask any Singaporean what their favourite past time is and they will say eating. Eat like a local on a private food tour and discover why Singaporeans love their food so much!
Tours start in the East Coast / Katong area of Singapore. Full details on the meeting point is provided upon booking. Alternatively book an ‘extra half an hour for hotel pick up’ and have your guide come and collect you from your hotel lobby.
Over the course of the food tour we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s food culture. You will learn about the history of food in Modern Singapore, from it’s founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day.
With a permanent resident population of 2.9million Chinese, 500,000 Malays and 350,000 Indians Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. It is that melting pot that we will dive into and re-emerge from with full bellies!
We start our food tour in the East Coast Area of Singapore, a district also known as Katong. It is here that we learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. The focus will be on food but we will also talk about the types of jobs that they had, how they lived and who they married. It was through the marriage of Chinese immigrants to Malay ladies that the distinctive Peranakan culture was born.
In this district we will enjoy a selection of Singapore’s favourite foods with Chinese and Peranakan heritage including Kaya Toast and Kopi, Bak Chang, Kuehs and Laksa.
From the East Coast we travel by public bus to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. The Old Airport Road Hawker Centre is a firm favourite amongst Singaporeans. Why? Because it is home to so many ‘hawker legends’. It is here that we try two of three distinctly Singaporean dishes, Hokkien Mee, Rojak and Carrot Cake.
Our next stop is the district of Kampong Glam, a short 10 minute bus ride away. Kampong Glam is the centre of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultan’s role in the founding of Modern Singapore and we will try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities. Teh Tarrik, Beef Rendang and Murtabak are on our foodie menu.
Our fourth and final stop on our food tour of Singapore is Little India. We will discover why the Indian community choose to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time.
We will be trying some popular savory Indian dishes including Dosa and then finishing with some Indian sweets and Masala Milk.
Throughout the tour you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that we eat, as well as the restaurants that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to ‘eat like a local’ and how Singapore’s iconic dishes became imbedded into Singapore’s culture.
All prices listed are in American $ and are the TOTAL price for the Singapore food tour and NOT the price per person. A person is anyone aged 12 years or older. There is a small surcharge of US$20 for children aged 6 to 11 years. Children aged 5 and under join the tour and eat for free. For numbers over 8 add USD$45 per person.
Prices include all of the food and speciality drinks consumed during the walking tour. Prices listed do NOT include the costs of transport to get to and from the start and end points of the tour but DO include the costs for public transportation used during the food tour. If you would like to be picked up from your hotel you will need to add on an extra half an hour when booking. The fee for the extra half an hour also includes the cost of the taxi which will be used to take you to the start point of the Singapore food tour. On certain days some of the food stops might be closed. We guarantee at least 10+ foodie stops on each tour. In the case of closures we order more selections or larger portions in other stops.
WHEN: Private food tours can run on any day of the week.
TIME: Food tours last 5.5 hours or 6 hours if you book the extra half an hour for hotel pick up. Private food tours can start any time between 09:00am and 3pm.
If you are booking a private Singapore food tour and would like to be met in your hotel lobby you will need to add an extra half an hour on when booking. Your guide will then come with you in a taxi to the start point of the tour.
PRICING: Private food tours are priced as follows in USD:
There is a small surcharge of US$20 for anyone aged 6 to 11 years of age. Children aged 5 and under join the tour and eat for free. For numbers over 8 please add USD$45 per person.
WHATS INCLUDED: The tour price includes all of the food and the speciality drinks consumed during the tour. Soft drinks are not included and you are advised to bring at least one litre of water with you to stay hydrated.
STARTING POINT: Outside the first food stop which is in the East Coast / Katong district of Singapore. Directions, maps and pictures for the meeting point are sent upon booking. If you book a private tour and add on an extra half an hour we can meet you in your hotel lobby.
END POINT: Little India (instructions on how to get back to your hotel or to your next activity will be provided by your guide).
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: There is a wide variety of foods and ingredients in this tour. If you are unable to consume any of the following then it does mean that you will NOT be able to eat / drink everything on the tour: milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat / gluten, spice. If you are unable to consume several of those foods then you may prefer to opt for a customised tour rather than a food tour. We have taken people on the tour who have not been able to eat many of the foods and they have still enjoyed the tour as there is a lot of cultural and historical information but we would suggest that a non food tour would be a better option.
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: All tours takes place come rain or shine. We strongly advise you to bring an umbrella as it does rain in Singapore most days!
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