What you'll do
Join me, a local, on a walking culture tour of Geylang Serai and Katong where we will explore through places locals go, away from the usual tourists spots. We will meet at a convenient location i.e. MRT station and make our way on foot to Geylang Serai and then to Katong. During this 3-hr tour we will visit the vibrant Geylang Serai wet market as well as the hawker centre. We will sample local malay snacks or kueh such as putu-piring which is highlighted in netflix food street show and lopes. We will also swing by Geylang Serai heritage gallery to understand the malay culture. We will then walk towards Joo Chiat Road to look at some of the traditional shop-houses and sample the crispy curry puffs. We can also admire some colourful Peranakan shop houses architecture as we walk towards Katong to explore the unique peranakan enclave at Katong to understand the fusion between Straits Chinese and Malay culture and you can sample the famous laksa dish. At Katong we will pop into Kim Choo museum, a private peranakan museum. Tour is normally conducted in the morning as the market is more lively and of course it's a bit cooler in the morning. Expect about 2 km of walk. This walking tour is a mix of cultural tour with some food tasting. The tour will start at Geylang Serai and ends at Katong. And please come hungry as we are going to taste at least 6 snacks!
I am a chartered building services engineer by training. And a weekend volunteer docent at Singapore Zoo. I am also a freelance licenced tourist guide. Born and bred in Singapore I would love to show visitors my beautiful and unique city especially the off the beaten tracks, places less travelled by visitors. Cheers.
We will taste about 5 or 6 snacks depending on availability: putu piring, lopes, onde-onde, curry puffs, otak-otak, laksa.
Depending on preference
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Where you'll be
- Geylang Serai market and food centre - Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery - Joo Chiat Road - Koon Seng Road - Katong - Kim Choo Museum
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
If the dates you are looking for are unavailable please PM me and I can open up more dates to suit your availability.
Geylang Serai and Katong malay fusion