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The Peranakan Trail Tour in Singapore

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Key Highlights

  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gain an insight into Singaporean traditions as you visit the spice garden and the Asian Civilizations Museum
  • Sample some delicious Peranakan delicacies
  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18: Tuesday & Friday


    4 hours (approx)

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Pickup is offered from majority of the Singapore hotels.
    Please mention your hotel and the complete address at the time of booking, if you do not have these details, please contact the local operator at least 48 hours before departure to arrange for the same.

    Where do we pickup from? Download the hotel pickup list

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pick-up and drop-off from major hotels in Singapore
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Services of an English-speaking guide
    • Nonya delicacies


    • Gratuties
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    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

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    Nonya delicacies: These are local delicacies with influence of the Chinese and Malay glutinous dumpling with pork, Turnip glutinous rice cake + Coffee or Tea.

  • reviews
    • Peranakan Tour

      Nice tour that gives a good overview of Peranakan people. Good museum that is visited and some authentic food was served....

      Armin Pollmann, Switzerland, 28/Apr/2013
    • The Peranakan Trail Tour

      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, Australia, 10/Jul/2013
    • a delightful 'taste' of the real Singapore!

      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, Australia, 22/Apr/2013
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