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UNESCO Hawker Centre Street Food Tour at Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street provided by Livin' Da Local

UNESCO Hawker Centre Street Food Tour at Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street

UNESCO Hawker Centre Street Food Tour at Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Your host is a friendly 4th generation Singapore Chinese Peranakan with a strong passion to share real life experiences about growing up in Singapore since the 70's. His in-depth experience of the hawker markets and the different ethnic neighbourhoods promises an adventure of discovery the vibrancy of local street food now run by 2nd or 3rd generation family members, the people and the diverse communities. You will be introduced to a wide variety of locally popular street food favourites and get to know better your host and the country through his eyes and life's experiences. This fun and engaging adventure is for those who want to experience unique traditional street food in the UNESCO inscribed hawker centres located in the ethnic neighbourhoods. This unique culture has been deeply embedded in the Singapore way of life since the colonial days of early 19th century until today.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 223757P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will advise you further on the location to meet either at your Hotel lobby or MRT Station, so as to enhance convenience to all our guests
  • Chinatown, Singapore We will advise further on the location to meet upon booking confirmation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with gluten intolerance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with dietary restrictions
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegetarians as experience will be compromised
  • Not recommended for travelers with children in prams or strollers
  • Not recommended for travelers with Personal Mobility Aids / Devices
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will advise you further on the location to meet either at your Hotel lobby or MRT Station, so as to enhance convenience to all our guests
  • Chinatown, Singapore We will advise further on the location to meet upon booking confirmation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with gluten intolerance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with dietary restrictions
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegetarians as experience will be compromised
  • Not recommended for travelers with children in prams or strollers
  • Not recommended for travelers with Personal Mobility Aids / Devices
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chinatown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chinatown
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Little India
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kampong Glam
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Skattch
Pleasant Hill, CA317 contributions
My wife booked this tour with Jerry because she wanted to enjoy the local food but was concerned that she would be overwhelmed with the street hawkers. What we hoped for was a safe and secure introduction to some of the foods that might take us a little bit beyond her normal boundaries. What we got was so much more.

Yes there was a local food and lots of it but with that Jerry also gave us several hours worth of introduction into life in Singapore. He shared with us his memories growing up, the stories of the people who made our food, and the generations that came before them.

What aspect I especially liked is it was it just about food. Jerry also took us to several of the sections around town and told us about the people who live in play there. We started out in Chinatown had the option of going to Little India and ended up in Arab Town after going through one of the most luxurious gin bars I’ve ever seen.

It was a Friday night and so the streets in Arab town were packed solid. Every four or five restaurants there was a musician playing live music in the streets. People were sitting with friends enjoying their high school beer or other drinks chowing down on some great local food.

My wife wants me to include that it’s also the little details that made a big difference to her. Specifically he made sure that along our route we always had a chance to stop where there was a nice and clean bathroom.

It is easy to go to a place like Singapore and limit yourself to the nice hotels and top tier restaurants. But if you do that you’re going to miss out on the local flavor and true life experiences.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paige H
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Gerry was fantastic! So much knowledge of Singapore and it’s unique districts. Very passionate and displayed strong relationships with the local community. As he donates uneaten food to those in need across multiple communities.

Sharing stories and experiences as we walked through each location making the tour comfortable and relaxing.

He also offered support and contact after the tour for any queries or questions whilst in Singapore! Or even just a drink and chat!

Such a great tour! Plenty of food, stories and amazing sights!
Highly recommend!
Written 6 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ballyLeek
Leek, UK15 contributions
Gerry arrived at our hotel on time.Straight away you got to like him. We were lucky today there was only myself and my wife on the tour
Gerry called his driver, he arrived within in minutes, he took us to little India, where we had tour of little India,Gerry was very knowledgeable of the area. He never rushed us. He then took us to a hawker centre within little India. He found us a table and then went to get us our first meal of the day, we tried loads of Indian stuff,it was amazing and to top it off he got us some tiger beer.
We caught the MRT to China Town and once again we had a tour, and then he took us to another Hawker Centre, he offered to get us some more food, but we refused due to be still full from the previous meal
So he got a selection of local beers for us to try, brill just up my street
After we did a bit of shopping in China town before it took us back to our hotel
To sum up
The tour was supposed to be for 4 hours our lasted over 6 hours
We have traveled all over the world and being on many tours, so we know when a tour is worth recommending, this one is
This tour is not cheap, but it’s worth every penny and more
Thanks to Gerry this tour made our stay in Singapore more amazing
Written 21 January 2020
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NandL1957
Northampton, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020
As with other reviewers, I've nothing but praise for this tour. From picking us up at our hotel to dropping us back there later in the evening we had a fabulous evening of food, drink and discovery. This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to find out about the real Singapore - the one that most tourists will miss. Gerry and his wife Jo guided us expertly around the city, ordering food and drinks, answering our many questions and even shepherding us onto the MRT - which gave us the confidence to do it again the next day. As for the food - well all I can say is, be hungry. Gerry knows the best places and the best dishes where the locals eat. Gerry is full of interesting facts which give a colourful insight into daily life in the city. Ask him what you want to know and he will tell you. Cannot recommend this tour enough.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tricia
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Gerry lead us down small alleyways and through back doors in search of the best local food.
We ate from hawker stalls with the locals, tasted delicious food and sampled the local beer.
Gerry is very knowledgeable about the local food culture and Singapore history.
We admired impressive mural street art by Singaporean and international artists.
Don’t hesitate to book this tour, just do it.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cathryn C
138 contributions
Fantastic Day!!! Don't miss this adventure into same of Singapores most interesting places! The food was delicious and plentiful and our guide, Gerry, was personable, friendly and knowledgeable about everything Sungapore. He answered all of our questions and we learned so much more than had we gone on our own. It gave us the courage to go back to a hawker center the next day on our own with great success. Our teenager loved this tour - it was a highlight of the trip. Sharing family stories made us feel like we had a friend in Singapore.
Written 22 June 2022
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VickVega
Des Moines, IA112 contributions
We did the boozeter tour. It was just my wife and I as Singapore is getting opened back up. Gerry was fun and took us to places in Chinatown that we would have never known about and certainly not ventured to.

Gerry introduced us to several hawker stand owners and explained the history of how hawkers got where they are and what he thinks their future will look like

Lots of beer selections you won't get in the West.

Gerry also let us sample several local foods
Good tour.
Written 30 April 2022
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T W
Tucson, AZ13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
My visit to Singapore will always be special in part due to the most amazing experience I had sampling local cuisine with Gerry. I found him to be one of the best examples of living the Asian way. As someone who reads reviews and carefully contemplates where I should spend my precious vacation time I can say stop reading and book this tour. Your welcome & have fun! I did.
Written 14 February 2020
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Bec W
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
Dec 2019
We couldn’t have asked for a better night with Gerry and Jo. We felt like they had brought us to their own home with their level of love and knowledge of the area! We explored little India and Chinatown including sampling a wide variety of food from each (and some local beers!) Highly recommenced for anyone travelling to Singapore to get a tiny glimpse of the real local eats. We left full food and knowledge!
Written 7 January 2020
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Sophie C
1 contribution
May 2022 • Solo
Awesome tour! Gerry was knowledgeable and friendly, and shared so much about Singapore’s history - related to the Hawkers and beyond. We tried some of the most well-known dishes that the Hawker Centers have to offer and it was all delicious. Definitely recommend as a must-do if you’re visiting Singapore!
Written 14 May 2022
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