What you'll do
Geylang Serai is the epi-centre of Singapore's Malay community. On this tour we will eat our way around the area learning about the culture, the local people and of course the food along the way. We'll visit popular hawker stalls and eat what the locals eat, where they eat it. We'll get a chance to visit one of Singapore's most important wet markets and learn about Malay herbs and spices. We are always trying different bites along the route and we always get a chance to stop and chat to the vendors and chefs along the way. We even visit an urban farm tucked away in a local housing estate and see how many of the herbs, spices and fruits are grown. Geylang Serai is a constantly changing and evolving community. Religious and cultural festivals add to the colour of the area and the people are amongst the friendliest in Singapore.
Kathy and Tonzah are 2 of Singapore's leading food tour guides. The Geylang Serai tour was created by them and holds a special relevance to them as the tour promotes their favourite area of Singapore. Growing up around this area, (the tour actually crosses the road where Kathy was born) they are both huge fans of the local food and love introducing guests to the unique flavours of Malay cuisine. Both Kathy and Tonzah are keen cooks in their homes. Their relationships with the vendors and hawkers makes them the perfect hosts around one of Singapore's most colourful precincts.
Bites along the way
Where you'll be
We'll be discovering the heart of Singapore's Malay community, Geylang Serai. We start of at the Geylang Serai wet market which is one of Singapore's busiest. We'll visit the hawker centre on the second floor before taking a stroll through the area. On Haig road we get a chance to visit the putu piring ladies and try some of Geylang Serai's famous satay. We'll stop by a small urban garden and visit a housing estate to see the real Singapore.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. We need a minimum of 2 guests for the tour to run.
You will need to arrange transportation to the tour. Bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for rain just in case. Most importantly please bring an empty stomach.
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