singapore local food


Are you planning on a trip to Singapore? Or are you a local who has yet to explore every nook and cranny that your friends have been raving about? Whatever the situation may be, this guide might just be the help you need to plan out your trip to Singapore. We have rounded up the top 5 must-see things to do and hopefully, anyone who has never been to this city-state will have a great experience when exploring these places.

Psst… you can book all these activities from Klook where it’s convenient and wallet-friendly too.

1. Take a Walk on the Wild Side

If you have never been to a tropical Zoo; then Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, and Jurong Bird Park are all excellent attractions in their own right and they tend to be on the itinerary of most first-time visitors to Singapore. A stroll through the river-themed River Safari will bring you through the greatest rivers in the world and let you experience the wildlife of the Amazon and the Nile. Here’s where you can also find the loveable giant pandas, Jia Jia and Kai Kai.

2. Explore the Iconic Gardens

There is no doubt that Gardens by the Bay is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Singapore. Your trip to Singapore is incomplete if you don’t visit this amazing place. Enclosed in two massive greenhouses are some unimaginable and unusual exotic plants and greenery that you don’t often get to see.

The garden also features statuettes cuddled up between the trees and mesmerising waterfalls.  At night, the garden comes magically alive with the beautiful lights that light up the giant Supertree Grove. Even people who may not find flora and fauna exciting might just find a new sense of connection and closeness to nature.

3. Stuff your Tummy with the Best Tasting Local Delights

If you don’t have the time to visit the most famous food market in Singapore, Lau Pa Sat, fret not because they are still open after 7 pm and there are also many other hawker centres that are located at the heartlands where you can plan a nice time out with your family members and friends.

You’ll get spoilt for choices as there are so many food options that are available. Whether it’s the tantalising chicken satay or the stuffed Murtabak, be sure to try as many local delights as you can as they are rather affordable. Just dress comfortably though; as it can get quite hot and stuffy in Singapore’s rather humid weather.

4. Scream Your Heart out At Universal Studios Singapore

There’s much to see and do at Sentosa and one of the highlights of visiting Sentosa is to check out the exhilarating rides at Universal Studios Singapore. You can plan out a full-day trip here as you probably would want to conquer all the rides that are available at Universal Studios Singapore.

As you swing off the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters and get drenched on a whitewater rafting experience; don’t forget to get some souvenirs from the souvenir shops at the various themed zones. You can pre-book your Universal Studios Singapore entry ticket from Klook.

5. Experience the Mythological Ten Courts of Hell

Have you ever been to a place where everything seems to be strange and wonderful at the same time? If not, then you must visit Haw Par Villa; it is a park that’s filled with many statues that depicts the scenes from Chinese mythology and legends.

The best highlight of the park is the Ten Courts of Hell. Here, you will see a small-scale tableaux showing the human sinners being punished in a range of dreadful and ferocious ways – in graphic details.

Hopefully, the above must-see and things to do in Singapore will let you have a great time. Plan out a perfect outing in Singapore with Klook and create many beautiful memories today!

Ps. If you are looking for the best bars in Singapore to soak in the view while sipping a drink, you definitely got to check out 9 Best Bars to See the Singapore Skyline!

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This blog post is written by – CollectOffers Singapore

Apart from being well known as a clean and green city, Singapore is also very famous for its local food. Last week, both Jacqueline and I were at Singapore’s Chinatown Food Street for a “makan” [eating] session with other bloggers and we had a very delightful time.
Located on Smith Street in the heart of Chinatown, the revitalised Chinatown Food Street seeks to create the most authentic Singapore dining experience for locals and tourists alike. From a tantalising plate of Char Kway Teow, to sticks of mouthwatering Satay, Chinatown Food Street offers a diverse spread of local delights, with iconic food from local cultures all represented on one street.

Ngoh Hiang from Chong Chong Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter

A unique Hokkien and Teochew dish that is served in many of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore’s hawker centres and in Cebú in the Philippines. It place of origin is in eastern China. It is essentially a dish that is made up of various meats, vegetables and other ingredient such as cucumber, century egg, ginger, deep-fried beancurd, fishball and many others. It is usually served with chili sauce and sweet sauce. Many stalls in Singaporean food courts and hawker centres sell fried bee hoon [vermicelli] with Ngoh Hiang.

If you happen to be in Chinatown doing some late-night shopping for New Year goodies and you are feeling famished, Chinatown Food Street is certainly the perfect place for supper because from 30 January 2015 till 18 February 2015, the operating hours of Chinatown Food Street will be extended to 2am.

Kueh Pie Tee from Maxwell Road Soon Soon Popiah . Laksa

Kueh Pie Tee is a thin and crispy pastry tart shell that is filled with a spicy and sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns. It is a popular Peranakan dish. The shells are made of flour and though some stores will make them from scratch, they can usually be found ready-made in most supermarkets. Similar to popiah, the main filling is shredded Chinese turnips and carrots, and usually these two dishes are sold by the same stall in hawker centers.

However, do also note that Chinatown Food Street will be closed on 19 February 2015 [first day of the Lunar New Year] and will resume operations on 20 February 2015 with its original operating hours of 11am to 11pm.

In case you are wondering, the prices of the dishes from the 24 different street hawker stalls varies from SGD$2.50 to SGD$10, with the exception of Yu Sheng which cost SGD$28 for a small platter and SGD$38 for a large platter. Check out our guide to organising a Lo-Hei/Yu Sheng session at home or the office!

Furthermore, if you spend SGD$10 in a single receipt at Chinatown Food Street, you will get a 20% discount voucher off Trick Eye Museum admission tickets.

Roti Prata from Serangoon Raju Indian Cuisine

Roti Prata is a fried flour-based pancake that is cooked over a flat grill. It is usually served with a vegetable or meat based curry and is also commonly cooked with cheese, onion, banana, red bean, chocolate, mushroom or egg.

Chinatown Food Street is certainly the perfect place for night owls to tuck into a lip-smacking spread of local delights. From traditional dishes reminiscent of yesteryear to modern cuisines of present times, there is definitely something for everyone!

In need of a quick fix? Chinatown Food Street is definitely the place to go!