Embark on a colourful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas (the men) and Nonyas (the women) in Singapore.
Explore the Spice Garden and uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Peranakan cooking. Admire a stunning variety of Peranakan costume, embroidery, beadwork, jewellery, porcelain, furniture, craftwork and get an insight into the captivating culture of the Peranakans.
Want to sample some Nonya delicacies? Then explore the bustling enclaves of Katong and Joo Chiat that showcase the rich and baroque Peranakan architecture.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Singapore at 0830 ( 8:30am) and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a fascinating experience on the Peranakan trail (with food tasting). An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Spice Garden: Walk through the Spice Garden which sits on the original site of the first Botanic Gardens and uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Peranakan cooking.
Visit the Asian Civilizations Museum at Armenian Street, which boasts one of the finest collection of Peranakan exhibits in South East Asia. You will get a glimpse into the fascinating culture of "Nonya and Baba" through an exhibition of their finest clothes and jewelry, furniture, craftwork, porcelain, customs and festivals.
Wander through the bustling enclaves of Katong and Joo Chiat that showcase the rich and baroque Peranakan architecture. Admire rows of colourful traditional shophouses that date back to the 1920s and 1930s amidst an area that draws people from around the island for delicious local food. This area has a rich cultural mix of communities such as the Peranakans, Eurasians, Malays and Indians adding to the cultural fabric of Singapore.
Enjoy the experience of sampling some Nonya delicacies in Katong and Joo Chiat.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Singapore after approximately four hours.
This was an interesting and well planned tour with just the right balance of information and first hand experiences. I was looking for a glimpse into real Singaporean culture... Adrienne McClymont
A nice little tour Food was lovely and learning about the food was great Overall pretty good but a little bit too much history for younger children but they certainly... REBECCA MICHELLE HANNON
Daily except Sunday & Monday
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
4 hours (approx)
Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 4 hours (approx)
Your City hotel only in Singapore. (Hotel Pick-up time is half an hour before tour starting time.)
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
Please call the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Pick-up time is half an hour before starting time.
Tour pickup not included from Airport/Cruise Centre/Train Station & Hotels which are out of the City Area like Changi Village, Crown Plaza Changi Airport
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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