Chinatown Food Walk

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The early Chinese have visited Singapore since the 12th century and the Chinese community accounts for the majority of the population. Since then, there have been 3 waves of this migration from China. The Chinatown of Singapore, sometimes known as “Bullock Cart Water”, was described in the 1823 Singapore Town Plan as “Chinese Town”. This neighborhood has evolved with the Chinese communities and kept up with the lifestyles of the Chinese diaspora in Singapore. Let’s eat our way through the Chinatown district to discover how eating and cuisine is central to Singaporeans’ lifestyle. Let me guide you through the process of sourcing, selecting and preparation of food while explaining the associated beliefs and meanings behind the dishes. In addition, we will learn about the land use planning process and of socialized housing programmes.


Sample over 10 dishes of popular Singaporean Chinese traditional and street foods. Culture, trades and crafts of the Chinese diaspora of Singapore. Buddhism, Taoism & Confucianism practices. History of Chinatown. Land use and its development. Rental Assistance socialized housing programme. Raw produce in a “Wet Market”. Shophouse conservation. Singaporeana trivia.

Tour Details

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Meals Included in price on sharing and sampling basis. Beverages excluded. Please make known your dietary requirements & allergies.

Not Included Transfers to / from airport / hotel, porterage, tips, entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified.

Advisory Light tropical clothing is recommended with comfortable walking shoes. Weather is not always sunny, please bring along an umbrella in case it rains. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour.

Accessibility & Fitness Minimum medium fitness level recommended due to brisk walking pace. Total walking distance is about 2km on flat grounds (with lots of breaks in between) but there may be some staircases during journey.


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