Eat your way through Singapore

Food is one of Singapore’s greatest passions. Where to find the best eats is a common topic among Singaporeans. Our city is home to a variety of cuisines and dining spots, some of which stay open till the wee hours. So naturally, a common greeting one may hear in different languages is: “Have you eaten?” From hawker centres and mid-tier restaurants to high-end experiential dining, Singapore’s culinary scene caters to an array of dietary preferences. Your clients can taste the breadth of our city’s gastronomy when they embark on these mouth-watering adventures.

A Melting Pot of Tea

by Lion Heartlanders

Your guests will be told lesser-known anecdotes about the colourful history of Singapore as they sample traditional black tea, pu'er tea, orchid tea, chrysanthemum tea and more. This four-hour walking tour takes participants through the streets of Chinatown to taste new blends like ‘pandan chiffon tea’ and introduces them to traditional bites like kaya toast (traditional jam made from coconut and eggs and spread on toast) with half-boiled eggs. This eye-opening programme also includes two exclusive hands-on workshops conducted by tea artisans, during which attendees will be taught how to blend their own custom tea flavour.

Duration: 4 hours

Maximum group size: 20 pax

Website: lionheartlanders.com

To book: Call +65 9172 8212 or email [email protected]

Languages available: English and Mandarin

Local Flavours Walking Tour

by Buffalo Tours

See, hear, smell, touch and taste Singapore’s ethnic diversity on a morning stroll through the city centre. This culinary tour will take your clients on an unforgettable journey through the backstreets of Chinatown and Little India, where they will be treated to a local breakfast in a traditional ‘coffeeshop’ and introduced to regional produce in a bustling wet market. Participants will also be taught the art of tossing roti prata (South Indian flatbread) and the art of pouring teh tarik (pulled milk tea), which require years of practice.

Duration: 3 hours

Maximum group size: 20 pax

Website: buffalotours.com/tailor-made-singapore-tours

To book: Call +65 6351 9449 or email [email protected]

Languages available: English and Mandarin

Lunch with Parrots at Jurong Bird Park

by Jurong Bird Park

Visitors to Jurong Bird Park can partake in an Asian buffet spread in the company of the park’s resident parrots. Diners will love their cheeky tricks and colourful personalities! This lunch takes place from 12.30pm to 2.30pm daily and the parrots come out to greet their fans around 1pm. This unusual foodie encounter is suitable for both young and old. Held in the Songbird Terrace of the Jurong Bird Park, this experience requires a separate ticket purchase and is not included in general entry fees. To make the most of this unique lunch, recommend your clients to explore the park in the morning and work up an appetite just before this intimate showcase. In this recently refurbished park, visitors can meet the White-Tailed Sea Eagle, the Hooded Vulture and the Harris's Hawk at the Kings of the Skies Show, get up-close with Sally the Hornbill on the Bird’s Eye Tour and find out how Wildlife Reserves Singapore is helping Black-Winged Mynas fly again. You can also book your clients on a private buggy tour (max 7 pax) that will take them around the park.

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum group size: 30 pax

Website: wrs.com.sg/en/jurong-bird-park/things-to-do/dine-and-shop.html

To book: Call +65 6360 8563 or email [email protected]

Language available: English

Singapore: 3 Hour Sweet & Savoury Cooking Experience

by Urban Adventures

Your clients can learn how to cook some of Singapore’s favourite dishes under the tutelage of a local chef. Participants will be taught how to prepare four iconic treats (dishes vary from class to class), which include chilli crab sauce and ondeh-ondeh (glutinous rice balls with palm sugar filing and coated with desiccated coconut) that they can replicate in their own kitchens. Participants will also be given cards with these recipes that they can bring home.

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: [email protected] Building, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #05-169

Maximum group size: 10 pax

Website: urbanadventures.com/Singapore-tour-sweet-savoury-singapore-hands-on-cooking-experience

To book: Call +65 98207168 or email [email protected]

Languages available: English

Small Group Cultural and Historical Food Tour of Singapore

by Hello Singapore Tours

This appetising tour reveals hidden gems in ethnic enclaves. Your guest will experience our cultural tapestry by tasting traditional delicacies. Attendees can learn about Singapore’s early settlers and take their pick from local delicacies like carrot cake, curry puff, oyster pancake, peanut pancake and popiah (fresh spring roll with vegetables and assorted fillings). This informative six-hour programme also offers insights into how these classics have become an integral part of the Singaporean way of life. You can sign your clients up for a private tour or book them on the public tour (max 8 pax) which is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9am.

Duration: 6 hours

Maximum group size: 12 pax

Website: hellosingaporetours.com/private-food-tour

To book: Call +65 9630 8621 or email [email protected] (Contact person: Laura)

Languages available: English

Tea and Tiffin Tour

by Culture Curious

An off-the-beaten-path walking tour, the Tea and Tiffin Tour by Culture Curious will bring your guests to explore the multifaceted districts of Jalan Besar and Little India, as they taste tea-time treats. With eight different tastings woven into an afternoon stroll, your clients can discover Singapore’s many tantalising snacks while their guide recounts how our fast-moving city has modernised over the decades. From precincts previously occupied by traditional trades, to the booming lifestyle hubs they are today, a guide will explain the factors that propel Singapore’s rapid and continual evolution.

Duration: 3 hours

Starting point: Jalan Besar MRT Station (Exit B)

Maximum group size: 10 pax

Website: culturecurious.biz/tour/tea-and-tiffin-tour

 To book: Call +65 9115 3874 or email [email protected] (Contact person: Rachel)

Languages available: English