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Peranakan Trail

Joo Chiat
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Address: 91 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427385, Singapore
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
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Don't waste your time

We booked this through Flight Centre and was told it was a food tour. It was far from this and we only were able to sample 5 small items. A waste of time for the six of us.

Reviewed 14 October 2015
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We booked this through Flight Centre and was told it was a food tour. It was far from this and we only were able to sample 5 small items. A waste of time for the six of us.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We found this peranakan trail very interesting. The first stop was the spice garden which has lots of examples of different spices, many new to us in the growing form. Then a peranakan shop with a cooking demo and tasty snacks. Finally the museum with helpful suggestions from the guide to focus on different aspects. Doing the children 'stamp' collection... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Having visited Singapore many times, I had never experienced the Peranakan Trail. Well worth doing. Needed longer however at the museum but I learned more about Singapore in 3 hours than I had ever done by exploring myself.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We booked a tour with Tour East in Singapore for the Peranakan Trail and very very disappointed. We had a very boring tour guide and the actual tour was no better. Most of the time was spent travelling in the bus, not to go anywhere, but to reroute what we had already traveled, probably to stretch the time out. A... More 

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The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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