About the Kampong Glam Food Tour

 

In Malay “Kampung” means village or settlement and “gelam” is the name of a particular tree that grew in abundance in the area in early Singapore. The area is well known for 2 major landmarks: the impressive Sultan Mosque and the Istana Kampong Gelam which used to be the Sultan’s palace but has now been restored as the Malay heritage centre. Home to Malays, the area was once populated by Arab, Boyanese, Bugis and Javanese communities. The Chinese labourers who came down in the 17 and 1800’s to work at Singapore’s ever-growing harbour also found homes here.

Thanks to Singapore’s heritage laws the area’s buildings have remained relatively unchanged since the early days and it is not hard to imagine what life was like when these narrow streets were a hive of bustling trading and living activities. Today the area has an eclectic blend of history, culture and an uber-trendy nightlife scene. Not to mention the food.

Singapore’s fashionistas head to Haji lane to pick up the latest local designs. Arab Street and Bussorah street offer more traditional wares such as fabrics, carpets, perfumes and local products. Kampong Glam truly comes alive during Ramadan (the Muslim fasting month) leading up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri where a night market or “pasar malam” pops up every evening and lures locals and visitors with delicious Malay food. But no matter what time of year you visit there is always something going on.

2,5 km tour
3h
12PM - 6PM
1
Pita and Hummus

Singapore’s Pita Secret

2
Yaprak Sarma OR Sigara Boregi

Vegan filled vine leaves OR Arabian spring rolls

3
Ayam Lemper OR Kaswi Kueh

A mini sticky rice parcel with a chicken filling OR Nonya cakes steamed in small Chinese tea cups

4
Flat White Coffee OR Crunchy Cauliflower Taco

Slow roasted flat white Coffee OR Singapore’s best handmade tacos

5
Kopi O and Kaya Toast

Coffee and toast with Kaya jam

6
Beef Rendang OR Stewed jackfruit

Singapore’s favourite Rendang OR Gulai Cobodak – The King of fruit on a plate

7
Banana Sago Porridge OR Bubur Pulat Hitam

Celebratory Kampong Desert OR Black Glutinous Rice Pudding

Further Information

Important Information
  • The tour is not available on Sundays and on national holidays
  • There are no guaranteed substitutions for those with allergies, though some bites will accommodate
  • Note that you may be asked to wait to receive your bite, depending on server availability, and seating may not be available
  • You may interrupt the tour and continue it on a different day
  • You may convert unused bites to bite-credit via the app
  • The tour is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Although the tour will be downloaded into your device after purchase, minimal cellular data is required when claiming the bites. Please make sure you have access to cellular data.
Weekly Availability
  • Monday - Friday: 12:00 pM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday - the tour is not available