4 Food & Heritage Tours That Offer Enriching & Delicious Discoveries

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Guided tours are great for discovering a different side of Singapore through engaging stories, but what’s even better is if the tours let you enjoy bites along the way or end with a scrumptious treat.

Explore Singapore’s rich heritage with your tastebuds on these four tours.

Little Nyonya’s Kitchen Culinary Adventure Tour

If you love exploring colourful neighbourhoods, learning about interesting ingredients at bustling wet markets and discovering scrumptious eats along the way, this tour will tick all of your boxes.

Explore Joo Chiat’s well-preserved pre-war architecture, hunt down some of the neighbourhood’s best Peranakan eats, discover interesting ingredients at a bustling wet market and more on this culinary tour led by Wok ‘n’ Stroll.

Photo: Karen & Karen Pte Ltd

See how the thin, soft and chewy popiah skins are painstakingly made the traditional way before sinking your teeth into a freshly made roll. You’ll also get a taste of Joo Chiat’s well-loved foods such as otak otak, nyonya kueh, nyonya chang, nyonya achar, ayam buah keluak and chendol.

Learn more about Peranakan culture and get a closer look at Peranakan antiques at a museum on Joo Chiat Road. Ladies can put on a kebaya along with a pair of finely embroidered beaded slippers, and feel like a nyonya (Peranakan woman)!

Makan Makan Food Tour @ Kampong Glam

Discover Kampong Glam’s rich heritage, one bite at a time, on this mouthwatering tour led by Wok ‘n’ Stroll.

Enjoy snacks such kueh kueh, curry puffs and samosas, and feast on a delicious spread of Nasi Padang dishes for lunch at one of Singapore’s popular Nasi Padang eateries. You’ll also get to see the Indian chef flipping murtabak on the hot stove and watch how a cup of teh tarik is “pulled”.

Photo: Warong Nasi Pariaman

No tour of Kampong Glam would be complete without visiting its iconic Sultan Mosque or getting some shopping done on Haji Lane!

Travel Back to 1970s Singapore

This new tour by Pelago lets you explore Singapore’s heritage and culture together with a SIA cabin crew member who will be your tour ambassador.

Experience Singapore’s unique coffee culture at a nostalgic coffee workshop conducted in a museum-like café. Learn how to brew kopi the traditional way and enjoy your kopi with snacks by Nanyang Old Coffee.

Photo: Pelago

Thereafter, explore a private museum in Changi owned by vintage collector David Wee. The museum’s old-school set-ups of a barbershop, coffee shop and tailor shop decorated with antiques will transport you back to Singapore in the 1970s.

A Nyonya’s Journey

Visit a private Peranakan museum on another new Pelago tour led by a SIA cabin crew member.

Discover fascinating insights about the Peranakan culture at the museum and find out how the history of the sarong kebaya is linked to the SQ Girl’s uniform.

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You’ll also get to dress up in traditional Peranakan costume and take plenty of photos for keepsake or for the Gram.

The tour ends with a delightful Peranakan coffee and tea session where you get to enjoy some nyonya kueh, served by your friendly SIA tour ambassador.