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Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour
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Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour

By Monster Day Tours
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Delight in the flavors of multi-cultural Singapore on a small-group food tour in Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Uncover the history and culture of the city and how it's changed to what it is today, while sampling delicious foods from Singapore's four main ethnic groups. Enjoy a plethora of food samplings while gaining insight into the local history and culture.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Learn about distinct culinary culture in Singapore
  • Discover the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam
  • Sample dishes from the main ethnic groups of Singapore
  • Get insider suggestions for the rest of your trip
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • English-speaking local guide
  • 9 to 10 local ethnic food dishes and drinks
  • Public transport (MRT & Bus)
  • Hotel pick-up (when pick-up option is selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Optional food & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide tipping


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 205 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059430
    - The exact meeting point is Chinatown MRT Station, Exit A (Street Level) - Please look out for our tour guides in purple "Monster Day Tours" shirt
Pickup details
  • Departure Point: - Chinatown MRT Station - Exit A (Street Level) - OR, Preferred pick-up location 30 minutes before start time (when pick-up option is selected)
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore Singapore
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, 61 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018947
    • Singapore Cruise Centre, 1 Maritime Square, Singapore 099253
    End:
    • Aft Bugis Stn Exit C, Singapore
      End Point - Bugis Junction

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45610P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Child is 3 to 12 years old. Infant below 3 years old is free-of-charge.
    • Tour is not suitable for guests with dietary restrictions or require walking assistance.
    • Guests are advised to be punctual.
    • Tour operates rain or shine, please bring along poncho/umbrella and water to stay hydrated.
    • Hotel pick-up offered. No drop-off service available.
    • Dress code is casual with comfortable footwear.
    • Moderate amount of walking is required, including outdoors.
    • Please note that all food items are fixed and we do not customise for individual preferences or needs.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour on Tripadvisor
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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45610P3

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      205 New Bridge Rd
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Kreta Ayer Square
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 2
      Chinatown
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 3
      Chinatown Street Market
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 4
      Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 5
      Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 6
      Chinatown Heritage Centre
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 7
      Little India
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 8
      House of Tan Teng Niah
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 9
      Tekka Centre
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 10
      Little India Arcade
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    About the operator
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    • Monster Day Tours
      2,904
      Singapore, Singapore
      Joined in January 2017
    • 880rainerw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour with great guides
      We can really highly recommend this tour. The guide Richard and Dion as facilitator were really great. They made the tour to a perfect event. They explained many facts about Singapore in a really exciting way. During the two food stops very good food was served and it was more then we were able to eat. Overall this made it a perfect evening for us.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • minghui79
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Food Tour + Views of Singapore
      I participated in the Street Food and Night Tour of Singapore yesterday. There were probably 10 of us with our guide, James and Cecilia. The meeting point was easy to find. James was enthusiastic about Singapore and was full of energy throughout the tour. He took us to 2 different places to sample some of the delicious foods of Singapore & told us about the history. It was really crowded but so fun. We even went to a 5 star hotel toilet followed by a beautiful light show by the bay. The pace of the walking tour was quite fast so I recommend that you put on a pair of comfortable shoes and of course empty stomach. Thank you James and Cecilia once again for being so attentive and accommodating!
      Written 18 April 2024
    • AnneB253
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delicious Food tour
      Ping was an excellent and well organised guide. While we did some sightseeing in Chinatown, her helper Megan, would go ahead to arrange main course dishes and seats at Lau pa Sat followwed by lots of photostops at iconic night time places with lovely views. Finally, dessert at Gluttons bay. All the food was delicious and we enjoyed our tojr very much. Thanks to Ping and Megan
      Written 18 April 2024
    • 439jennyy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful tour!
      Swee Lin took us on a fantastic tour, fed us delicious dishes, and shared interesting history along the way. Thank you kindly for a great experience!
      Written 17 April 2024
    • soyoungm2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      Very delicious food and great explanations of the history. The tour guide is very knowegible and kind. Everything is perfect.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • Passenger04840101320
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 experience
      Amazing tour, really enjoyed all the food! Swee lin was an incredibly knowledgable tour guide. Would highly recommend to all!
      Written 17 April 2024
    • TripAnhtuan
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Swee-Lin Gifted Us Both History and Food
      Our amazing guide Swee-Lin told us right from the start that she would be providing us a history lesson as we embarked on our food tour and we could not be happier. To hear stories of the origins of "Chinatown" nee Buffalo Street along with how the culture has changed from the 1960's until now was such a gift. I loved hearing about the confluence of an aging society, a profession considered hard work, and public housing combined to create the various hawker markets we visited. It's rich, it's complicated, it's life. The food was tremendous as well. Many Michelin-recognized. In order, we had: - Wonton noodles dry and with soup* - Curry chicken soup - Curry pastry - Egg, chocolate, coconut custards - Hainanese chicken and rice - Coffee & Tea - BBQ chicken and pork with noodles * Best in show - Ji Ji Noodle House By the end we were stuffed but were wishing we had more room. Singapore is no place for a diet, so much delicousness abounds. This tour was exactly what I wanted - take me to the best hawker places to eat while educating me about life here in these neighborhoods. What a fantastic experience.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • doroth_ec887
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lovely to discover various aspects of Singapore by night
      It was very nice to sample lovely local food, to hear about the history of Singapore and to see famous landmarks as well as the skyline. Ping was very efficient and attentive. She also took loads of (group) pictures to help us to keep memories of our tour.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • P7358QOmelissaw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t miss a free tour or two in Singapore.
      Did two free walking tours with Monster, booked from the Singapore tourism site, such a great service, both about 3 hours, one in Kampong and one in Chinatown, well worth it for the price of about $10-20 tip. For the newly crowned most expensive city in the world, this is a great service.
      Written 16 April 2024
    • DebAllard
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and great tour guide!
      Great tour, Linda was very informative and a great guide. Learnt a lot and saw things we would probably not have found on our own. Would highly recommend.
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Gareth R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun evening out!
      Great evening with Linda touring us around Singapore at night. Some good food and plenty of it at two hawker centres with lots of walking and info inbetween!
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Danielle C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic varied tour
      Had a fantastic time with Linda and Cecelia. Got to eat from the top stalls without having to wait hours in line. Very knowledgeable and great selection of food. Well spaced with the food stops and got to see some key icons of the city. Would recommend
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Stay65429678905
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Efficient and easy
      Good food and efficient! Left very full and did not feel like we missed anything. Good and very knowledgable your guides.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Sunshine24622763328
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Michelin Tour Review
      Great tour! The food was really good. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable, and also provided water for the group.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • 152tiad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      Kelvin and Megan were fantastic! Both hilarious and knowledgeable about the area. History presentation during the tour which I enjoyed
      Written 14 April 2024
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    Luxrevu
    East Windsor, NJ18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had 2 tours with Monster over Christmas holidays 2022. Monster Tours communicated effectively using WhatsApp with us before the tour and responded within a reasonable timeframe to any queries that we had.

    The first tour was with Pamela for a food and culture tour. We booked directly with Monster Day Tours, and paid SGD 405 for 2 people. Pam deserves five stars! She is pleasant, engaging and knowledgeable. She clearly loves to travel, and her enthusiasm exudes from her eyes. She is a wonderful person, and we had a delightful time!
    Written 26 December 2022
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    Hello luxervu! We are happy to hear that the the communication with our team was effective and efficient in answering your queries before the day of the tour 😁 It’s definitely something we hold ourselves to high standards. Glad that your experience with Pam was entertaining and fun! We will pass the message to her and let her know ❤️ Thanks for coming to our Food and Culture Tour, catch ya at our other tours again!
    Written 27 December 2022
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    Megan
    North Carolina7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Marcus was our incredible tour guide and taught us so much about the culture and history of Singapore! The food was delicious, the pace was great, and he readily adapted our itinerary to accommodate our young kids' needs (it was the day after we arrived from the US, so jet lag set in by the end of the tour). Communication with the host was fantastic and Marcus showed up early for pickup from our hotel. Completely worth it to do the private tour since our group included 2 kids (ages 5 & 7) and a pregnant traveler. Marcus went above and beyond by helping to carry our stroller, cleaning our tables, grabbing food on our behalf, and teaching us how to use the MTR. He made the tour feel personalized and special, and I'm so glad we did this tour right when we arrived!
    Written 23 December 2022
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    Hey there travelingwithkids456! Thank you so much for this in-depth review of on our Private Food & Cultural Tour. It is definitely very useful for us to know what’s going on at our tours ❤️ We are extremely happy that Marcus made the tour enjoyable yet personal by catering to your needs as a pregnant mom throughout the tour! We pride ourselves in making sure our guests experience the best side of Singapore 🇸🇬 We will definitely pass this message to him and let him know 🤪 See u around soon!
    Written 27 December 2022
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    axskern
    Berkeley, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful day tour of many of the best spots in Singapore! As one of the most unique culinary centers in the world, I would highly recommend taking this tour specifically if you are interested in getting an authentic experience at the Hawker centers and not the tourist traps.

    Our tour guide Marcus Yeo was incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and enthusiastic while showing us around a curated set of locations in the city. He gave us a lot of historical appreciation for Singapore, his energy was great to be around, and he imparted upon us an understanding of what this incredible city has to offer from the perspective of a local.

    Thank you Monster Day Tours and especially Marcus for making our Singapore honeymoon fantastic!
    Written 25 November 2022
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    Hi axskern! We're so glad to have u with us and hope you enjoyed tasting our amazing street hawker food & scenic sights of Singapore at our Private Food & Cultural Tour with Marcus ❤️ Happy Honeymoon to u both! Thank you see u around soon!
    Written 6 December 2022
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    Koko456
    Darwin, Australia73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Andrew shared so much about Singapore food and culture - this tour was an experience! Highly recommended for the insight and visits to parts of Singapore that after quite a few visits to Singapore had remained undiscovered until this tour.
    The tour included street food experiences with opportunities to look at street art and temples.
    And sooooo much food and many tips about food in Singapore. We left very very full and culturally informed. This was a tour I would highly recommend and huge appreciation to our knowledgeable guide, Andrew, who made it a bespoke experience!
    Written 28 September 2022
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    Hi Koko456! We're so glad that you enjoyed tasting our amazing street and hawker food at our Private Food & Culture Tour with Andrew ❤️ We will definitely pass this message to him and let him know. Filled with so much history and culture, and we're so happy to share it with u through visits to street art and temples 🤪 See u around soon!
    Written 30 November 2022
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    joycesnorkel
    Albuquerque, NM215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I just finished a private tour with Pamela exploring foods and culture in Singapore. Even though we just came in this morning after a 16 hour flight, Pamela was so engaging that we didn’t even feel tired.

    We just didn’t have a tour, it felt more like we made a friend! Great way to start our trip.
    Written 13 February 2023
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    Hey joycesnorkel! Glad to have you with us on our Private Food & Culture tour with Pamela 🥰 Joining a tour right after a flight may get exhausting but Pamela sure does know how to recharge those around her! We hope to see you again soon, and maybe you'll make more friends too hehe 🤩
    Written 21 February 2023
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    Lynette
    Salerno, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bas is knowledgeable, approachable and always attentive to the needs of his tour participants. As a Singaporean, I was brought to places I’ve never been and learnt new information that I never knew. Highly recommend for tourists who want to gain an insight on the location and about our social housing, government and some history about our land.
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Hello yonglynette, Thank you for the 5star review. Coming from a fellow Singaporean, this really means alot to us! There is so much to discover in Singapore, even for the locals, and we are so glad that Bas managed to open your eyes to new insights! Bas would be most happy to know that his efforts have been appreciated. Encouragement like this is what motivates our team to do their best, so thank you! Do please recommend us to your friends & family who want to learn more about Singapore in a fun way too! ~Love from the Monster team~
    Written 23 February 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Hank3327
    Houston, TX56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the "Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour." This walking and subway tour offered a rich insight into Singapore's culture and flavors, tailored perfectly to our pace and preferences at age 65. Our guide's (Rayney) willingness to adjust the itinerary made our experience memorable, allowing us to savor every moment comfortably.

    We explored vibrant neighborhoods and tasted diverse dishes, all while learning about the city's heritage. The personalized approach of our guide ensured we never felt overwhelmed, highlighting the tour's focus not just on sightseeing but on creating an enjoyable, tailored experience.

    For those looking for a considerate and customized exploration of Singapore, this tour comes highly recommended. It's a perfect blend of culture, cuisine, and personal touch.
    Written 15 March 2024
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    We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife had such a wonderful experience on our Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour! Rayney's dedication to tailoring the experience to your pace and preferences truly made the journey memorable. It's fantastic that you were able to explore vibrant neighborhoods, savor diverse dishes, and learn about the city's heritage in a comfortable and personalized manner. Thank you for the glowing recommendation – we look forward to welcoming you back for more tailored explorations of Singapore in the future! 🍜🏙️🌟
    Written 17 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Hs
    10 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Family
    Unfortunately I never got to go on the tour due to my own error of booking the wrong date by accident (booked the day before due to my mistake with flight time). Tour guide showed up at 3pm, we talked on phone at 3:15pm and then told him to go home. I asked if there any way we could do even part of the tour another day, the company said we would have to pay %75 of the ticket price extra to reschedule. I think this was unreasonable because the only thing lost by the company was the guide showing up for 30min of the four hours. Yes it’s my fault completely but they were certainly unaccommodating and I must write what happened. Judge for yourself.
    Written 17 January 2023
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    Hello hasansF3131CD! We are so sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with us but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We believe that our guide was already full booked for the day, hence, was unable to shift the tour to match with your schedule. In order to reschedule, we would need to you to cover both the guide and admin cost, which would be cheaper than the original price of the tour. That being said, we will review this issue on our end and we completely understand your frustration and disappointment. We hope you will visit Singapore again and if the opportunity arises, we promise to improve and provide a better experience for you.
    Written 24 January 2023
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    TanMez
    Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We had a wonderful tour with the delightful Dani! Almost instantly she became a friend and her enthusiasm, warmth and love of Singapore, as well as the amazing food and information about Singapore in general as well as the places that we visited made this one of the best tours that we have had. My husband and I loved this tour and would highly recommend Dani in particular as she was a knowledgeable guide and a truly lovely person. Thanks Dani!
    Written 8 January 2020
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    Hello TanMez, Thank you for joining our tour and for your wonderful review! Dani would be most happy to know that her efforts have been appreciated =) Not only is she friendly and passionate, Dani has so much knowledge and stories of Singapore to share with our guests. She has indeed a lovely and fun character. We are so glad that you enjoyed her company as your guide and it is our honour that we met your 5star expectations! Do join our tours again should you visit Singapore, we have more to show you 🙂 Wishing you safe & happy travels! ~Love from the Monster Day Tours team~
    Written 10 January 2020
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    Andrew S
    Chicago, IL18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marcus lead us through Little India, new Chinatown describing the history of people settling in the city. We sampled several representative dishes throughout the day. He was able to thoroughly explain the history of Singapore separating from Malaysia and how the government from day one was committed to treating all people on equal terms. The successful transformation from 3rd world status for a country with no natural resources, limited water supply and limited land mass is fascinating.

    Social systems offer aid to those who need it ranging from subsidized housing for 80% of residents. Strict enforcement of laws is a foundation of the success where drugs and the social ills from substance abuse are not a problem.
    Written 20 January 2023
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    Hey C8037MKandrews! Pleased to hear you learn so much about our little red dot while being with us 😊 Singapore has definitely grew so much despite all the challenges we faced - be it natural resources, maintaining affordable housing and more, just like you mentioned! 💪🏽 Our guides, like Marcus, are always willing to share all the stories and knowledge 🥰 Hope to see you again soon! ❤️
    Written 24 January 2023
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