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Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Center: Eat Like A Local provided by Hello Singapore

Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Center: Eat Like A Local

Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Center: Eat Like A Local
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Tour snapshot
Get an introduction to authentic Singaporean dishes with this tour
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Eat like a local on this small-group food tour in Singapore. Explore Singapore's history and culture through its cuisine with tastings of dishes such as curry puffs, dosas, and hokkien mee in areas like Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong, and Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. And learn how the island city-state’s signature dishes became part of its culture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the history and stories behind the foods that you’re eating
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with this experience
  • Enjoy personalized attention in this small group (limited to 8 people)
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Learn about the history and stories behind the foods that you’re eating
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with this experience
  • Enjoy personalized attention in this small group (limited to 8 people)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53204P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Food, try more than 10 dishes: kaya toast, Bak Chang, Kuehs, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah etc
  • Tea and coffee as specified
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation on public bus during the tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hello Singapore
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from the tour
  • Water
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903 The Mango Tree located behind the blue building at 204 East Coast Road.
  • Little India, Singapore
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When we are very busy we run a second tour starting one hour later at 10.00am. If you are on a 10am tour you will be notified after booking via email. Please remember that your Viator booking confirmation will say 9am even if you are scheduled to a 10am tour
  • You must be able to walk 2 miles / 3km at a reasonable walking speed in hot, humid weather to take part in this group tour. If you have any walking difficulties or are travelling with children who may not be able to keep up, please book a private food tour instead so we can pace the tour according to your needs
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lots of sun protection and wear a hat or bring an umbrella for sun protection
  • Please note that is does rain most days in Singapore for at least 30 minutes to an hour so please be prepared for rain and bring a rain coat or umbrella. Tours will continue in wet weather
  • You need to bring at least 1 litre of water per person to ensure that you do not become dehydrated in the heat.
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for the tour to run.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Cancellation Policy: 50% of the fee is payable if you cancel your tour 5 or more days before your tour. There are no refunds if you cancel your tour less than 5 days (119 hours) before the start of your tour. There are no refunds if you do not turn up for the tour.
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarian and people with dietary restrictions and allergies, the food on the tour contain milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat / gluten and spice.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Food, try more than 10 dishes: kaya toast, Bak Chang, Kuehs, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah etc
  • Tea and coffee as specified
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation on public bus during the tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hello Singapore
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from the tour
  • Water
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903 The Mango Tree located behind the blue building at 204 East Coast Road.
  • Little India, Singapore
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Little India, Singapore
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When we are very busy we run a second tour starting one hour later at 10.00am. If you are on a 10am tour you will be notified after booking via email. Please remember that your Viator booking confirmation will say 9am even if you are scheduled to a 10am tour
  • You must be able to walk 2 miles / 3km at a reasonable walking speed in hot, humid weather to take part in this group tour. If you have any walking difficulties or are travelling with children who may not be able to keep up, please book a private food tour instead so we can pace the tour according to your needs
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lots of sun protection and wear a hat or bring an umbrella for sun protection
  • Please note that is does rain most days in Singapore for at least 30 minutes to an hour so please be prepared for rain and bring a rain coat or umbrella. Tours will continue in wet weather
  • You need to bring at least 1 litre of water per person to ensure that you do not become dehydrated in the heat.
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for the tour to run.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Cancellation Policy: 50% of the fee is payable if you cancel your tour 5 or more days before your tour. There are no refunds if you cancel your tour less than 5 days (119 hours) before the start of your tour. There are no refunds if you do not turn up for the tour.
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarian and people with dietary restrictions and allergies, the food on the tour contain milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat / gluten and spice.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    204 E Coast Rd
    204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903
    The Mango Tree located behind the blue building at 204 East Coast Road.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Katong District
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kampong Glam
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sultan Mosque
    Haji Lane
  • 3
    Little India
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Little India Arcade
  • You'll end at
    Little India
    Little India, Singapore
    See address & details
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5.0
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Foodie
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a very enjoyable food tour with our guide Richard. Bearing in mind that we are locals, Richard tailored his food selections to allow us to try different things and they were great! Despite the fact that we are locals, we still discovered some interesting nuggets of information on culture, history and food names on the tour. Even some of the places we went to were new to us. Overall a really fun and memorable experience. I highly recommend!
Written 26 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Thank you for the wonderful review! Richard and the rest of the team are thrilled that you had a great time!
Written 27 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

justin0277
Seoul, South Korea156 contributions
Dec 2021
Really enjoyed the trip. The guide was thoughtful and meticulous in his explanation. It is not just tasting local food but also learning about the history and culture of people living there. Singapore is a very diverse society where people from different backgrounds mingle in same place. Understanding the history and culture would add another layer to your trip to Singapore.

Highly recommended. Recommended for tourists who want a deeper understanding of Singapore or locals.

Suggestion: it would have been helpful if the tour provided an explanation of different Malay words used in food and the name of the places.
Written 22 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Hi Justin, lovely feedback! I have just shared your review with the rest of the team. We are happy you had enjoyed the tour and learn more about Singapore on your tour. :)
Written 23 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aplk
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
It was an enjoyable food tour under our tour guide Richard who has planned out an interesting day for us. Though we are locals, we really love the places and yummy food we tasted. Our favourite was at Kampong Glam where we walked down the lovely alleys. We hope to revisit those places. Thank You Richard for being so helpful and thoughtful throughout the trip, making sure we were comfortable and safe.
Written 22 December 2021
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Hello S
Hi Beth, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are very pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with Richard. Keep safe!
Written 23 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachael S
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Because we are currently not able to travel outside of Singapore, we decided to explore Singapore through someone else's perspective. We searched for some fun experiences on AirBNB and thought that this tour looked the best. Families should know that even if you have a child, through AirBNB, you have to pay full price for your child to join the tour. After paying, I realized that they would not give me the discount that is offered for children on their own site. I do think that something could be done about that situation and this is the only reason the rating is 'very good' and not 'excellent'.

Richard was extremely kind and knowledgeable. We had a great time talking with him and experiencing some familiar and unfamiliar foods. The tour gave us a great range of foods found in Singapore and also some choices along the way. Richard also took some great pictures of us and he sent us promptly after the tour. We enjoyed his company and he was always willing to answer our questions as we ate or walked around; however, he also gave us some space during the tour to eat and talk as a family.

I would be willing to check out some other tours with Richard as our guide, but I would definitely go through the company site so that I can get the child discount.
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kiwi Ang
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
Mar 2021 • Business
The food and cultural aspect. It was well organised and a experience was good. Overall, it was great!
Written 29 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Thank you for taking the time to write a review; we appreciate the positive feedback.
Written 31 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

careyquarrier
London1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Friends
Great personalised tour. Curated really well and an excellent way to spend a morning. Our guide gauged our needs just right, was flexible and very personable. Thank you for a fun and delicious morning!
Written 3 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the positive feedback; I'll be sure to share this with the team! Take care and stay safe!
Written 5 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CL_Lee
1 contribution
Dec 2020
Very well organized visit to a series of local Singaporean food. Our tour guide GS is both knowledgeable and experienced. He also come prepared with everything for a quick, clean, safe, hygienic, convenient, sampling of food from various local races in spite of the pandemic. I will not hesitate to recommend this food tour led by GS to anyone ( both local and foreign ) interested in experiencing the myriad flavours of Singaporean hawker food.
Written 23 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words to Gee Soo, I have passed it along to him. We are pleased to hear this tour is suitable for local and foreign. Take care and stay safe!
Written 25 December 2020
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Nitish
Lucknow, India5 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
A truly amazing day spent discovering all the traditional eating spots with Gee Soo, I admired his knowledge of the history behind each local eating spot we visited and also the adaptability to our dietary preferences , the tour will fill you up for two days worth of eating so be ready , Little gestures like providing water , tissues , anti bacterial wipes and cutlery made the entire food tour a breeze and we never had a point where we felt uneasy. Gee Soo was also very accommodating to the time spent taking pictures and exploring local shops , not rushing any part of the experience is what makes this tour totally worth the time and money , would definitely come back for more and take other tours too since we are truly an international bunch.
Written 15 December 2020
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Hello S
Hi Nitish! Thank you very much for the great review and the kind words to Gee Soo, we will certainly let him know. We are so pleased to hear you'd come back for more, and we hope you do in the near future. Take care and stay safe! The Hello! Singapore Team
Written 16 December 2020
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elli
5 contributions
Sep 2020
Food is a very important part of Singaporean culture and this tour is a wonderful way to get to know the local food which is very diverse. If you haven't been to Singapore before, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of dishes and also by the Hawker centre culture. After this tour you will have tried many of the typical local foods. The guide will also explain what other dishes you should try.

Because of Covid 19, my husband and I were the only ones on this tour.
We went on a food tour with Gene. We met at 9am for a traditional Singaporean breakfast and curry puffs. We walked through the neighborhood he grew up in and tried all kinds of food while listening to Gene telling stories about the history and culture. We went to a hawker centre, to Arab street and all the way to Little India. The tour was about 5,5 hours so we got to eat A LOT of food!! I recommend you do not eat any breakfast before the tour.

Gene was a great tour guide! He told us interesting stories - also about his family. He took a bunch of really nice pictures and sent them to us right after the tour. You could tell that he loves his job and he has a passion for good food!

Overall I think this tour will give you a very nice overview of the culture in Singapore with a special focus on the local food.
Written 26 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello S
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it! I will pass on the kind words to Gene. Take care and stay safe!
Written 30 September 2020
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301MikeFM301
Washington DC, DC43 contributions
Su Ling gave us the most wonderful and insightful tour from 9am to 3pm during which we were able to learn about Singapore thru the foods that make the Lion City so special. Starting with a typical breakfast of local coffee/kopi and curry puffs, we began the day with real locals in a very special shop. We then visited several different neighborhoods and experienced how their cultures contribute to the overall flavor of Singapore. Su Ling was such an enjoyable guide because of her knowledge and enthusiasm to share her remarkable city. The hours passed so quickly because there was so much to enjoy but make sure you do not eat before the tour. This is definitely a tour of substantial offerings. You will be more than satisfied and greatly rewarded when you take a food tour with Su Ling and Hello Singapore.
Written 22 March 2020
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Hello S
Thank you for posting such a detailed review! We appreciate the feedback and the kind words to Su Ling. We are so pleased you were able to learn a lot about Singapore. Take care and safe travels!
Written 24 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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