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Singapura Tiffin & other Fusion Food stories

Chinese cooks on steamer ships, Javanese labourers in Malayan plantations, off-duty soldiers, the Tiffin lunches of the British Raj, Portuguese traders and Thai merchants; all conspired and inspired to create vibrant fusion food, the riotous mix and match becoming flavours of home for Singaporeans of today. Explore and taste your way through the stories and spices to get a better understanding of some of our favourite dishes!


  • Eat your way through history, hearing the stories of this small port in the crossroads of Asia unfold.

  • Discover how recipes and traditions brought from all over the world were mixed and matched in Singapore, becoming unique adaptations!

  • Meet Hawkers with a Story!

  • Explore and smell some of the best original spice mixes that hark back to the days of yesteryear.

  • Includes lunch through many tastings

  • Beverages during the tour are not included, please bring your own water bottle.

  • Meeting Point: Chinatown Visitor's Centre (near Buddha Tooth Relic Temple)

  • Ending Point: URA Centre (nearest MRT - Tanjong Pagar)



Lai Yoke and her colleagues did an excellent job and were professional in delivering their services. Very friendly personality and were able to answer the questions during the Kopi and Cha tour.

The tour was engaging and the heritage trail definitely educated us on how our pioneers served our nation well in order for us to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Not forgetting tasting the michelin bak ku teh and kopi which truly liven the whole tour. Thanks for the well curated educational tour :)

Mavis Goh

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