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Chinatown, Singapore Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Chinatown, Singapore Culinary & nightlife

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 Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

2. Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive. At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy. After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.  The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyways of Chinatown and down to Clarke Quay. There hop onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River to see Singapore lit up at night, showcasing beautifully restored shop houses, modern skyscrapers of the financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue.

Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

3. Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

Discover the real Singapore on this 20-kilometer route through the city by bike. Visit a typical residential town and market to watch people go about their daily lives. Eat like a Singaporean, sampling local snacks and drinks at a “coffee shop”. See old and new public housing, as well as 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. You’ll get to understand the melting pot of people from all over the world who 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: Little India Hawker Food Tasting Tour

4. Singapore: Little India Hawker Food Tasting 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!

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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.

Authentic, traditional and educational. The food was delicious. William was very attentive and answered any questions we had and explained the history of Singapore and how it arrived at this point in time. Would recommend this tour.

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.

Fantastic tour. So much more than food tasting, a real insight in to Singapore’s heritage. Yap is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and good fun. Book this now!

It's a lot of fun exploring a city with a bike and a guide by your side.