Kampong Glam Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour
Steeped in history and culture, Kampong Glam was where the Malay royalty once resided. The Sultan (king) wanted a mosque near his residence. As a result, Kampong Glam is graced with the presence of a beautiful mosque with two striking yellow domes. You will also get to roam on the compound of the royal palace. You may wonder how the name “Kampong Glam” came about, surely you will get to find the gelam trees that used to grow abundantly in this area!
Today, Kampong Glam and its vicinity are lined with new businesses. It is very colorful districts - graffiti walls (rare in Singapore), fashionable boutiques, and alfresco cafes. Fortunately, there are still old-time shops and trades to be found, such as the last surviving Indian tea stall selling their signature ginger tea since the 1950s, the last songkok (Islamic cap) maker, and fabric shops that our great grandparents would know.
Some of our native guides grew up in Kampong Glam and they are the best persons to share the history of Singapore’s Malay community! While you are absorbing the rich history of this place, our guides will not forget to tantalize your taste buds with delicious Malay food too!
- 5 authentic tasting locations, 9-10 delicious samples (enough for lunch)
- Experienced, friendly and entertaining local guide
- Fun & informative guided walking tour.
- Gratuities is not included but are highly appreciated
What's not included?
- Gratuity (Tips) is not included in price
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Private Tour Option
This tour is also avaiable as a private option.
For your information, the itinerary of this "private" tour is identical to that of the "Join-in" one. However, in the private option, it will be more exclusive (just you and the guide )and the tour starting time is more flexible. On this private tour, you can decide your own starting time ranging from 9.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm. We can’t start the tour later than 6.00 pm as our partner restaurants will close. The tour will take around 3.5 hours.
*Note: This price is per person. It also does not include “ Pick up and drop off service”
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What people say about this tour
A friend and I took the evening tour of Chinatown and really enjoyed it. The tour took us to several different places with different dishes to try in each. Along the way Nushi also pointed out various sights and places of interest. This included lots of things we'd never tried before and some we had but never to the same standard. it's a great way to meet people too.
Rich41730, TripAdvisor on June 2014
The bangkok chinatown foodie tour was superb-- our tour guide, nushi, was wonderful, and we enjoyed some amazing dim sum, steamed buns, noodle dishes, seafood dishes and dessert. besides the food, we also got to see some beautiful cultural sites and learn more about the neighborhood.
Kristie Collins, TripAdvisor on Feb 2014
My boyfriend is a cook and we were really looking forward to doing this tour. We were not disappointed!!!! Our guide was fantastic, great English and very passionnate!! It was a great way to discover chinatown! The food was awsome,
Isabelle F, TripAdvisor on April 2013
Should you (the client) choose to cancel a booking, Food Tours Singapore must be notified by email.
The following cancellation fees apply for Kampong Glam Tour:
- More than 7 days before departure, 10% of your payment
- 2 to 6 days before departure, loss of 50% of your payment
- From 48 hours before the tour starts, loss of all payments made.
- Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all payments made.