Be a local for a few hours and explore the everyday activities of the average local. Stop by some flamboyant shophouses and townhouses and marvel at the type of housing in early Singapore. Coffee is the daily beverage for most locals and with over ten different permutations of coffee, learn how to order your coffee using local terms. Bread, combined with coffee, is a traditional local breakfast much influence by Western culture. A trip to Singapore is never complete without visiting the hawker centre and wet market. Join the everyday locals at the wet market as they go about to buy fresh produce and meats. Sit down at the hawker centre and try some local food.
• 3-hour walking tour in a local district with rich history
• a glimpse into the Singapore way of life
• perfect for guests who want a non-touristy local experience
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Stop At: Balestier, Balestier, Singapore
We will stop by the shophouses and townhouses that were the prevailing form of housing in Singapore's town centre in the early years. We will uncover the ideas that go behind the architecture design of these buildings and how they provided a living for people then.
We proceed to visit a traditional coffee bean shop. Coffee is a daily beverage for most local. We will trace the story behind Singapore's coffee culture and how Singapore coffee differs from western coffee.
We then visit a traditional bakery and discover how the bread, together with coffee created a traditional breakfast combination that owe much to Western influence, but with a twist.
We end at the hawker centre and wet market where locals go to have meals and buy fresh produce/ meat. Over here, one will be able to immerse in the sight, sound and smell at the wet market and be amazed by the variety of affordable local cooked food at the hawker centre. We will try some food or snacks here.
Duration: 3 hours
Commences in:Singapore, Singapore
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