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Orchard Road Tastes and Tales

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Singapore, Singapore

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Experience hosted by P S

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

- Skip the soulless tourist traps and discover hidden food gems
- See the contrast of the city from traditions to trendy
- Secret stories and hear the tales of people of the past

Explore the architecture and food of one of Singapore’s most intriguing districts, from its humble beginnings as a plantation district to the retail heartbeat it is today.Discover the historical significance of the neighborhood and learn about the storied past of the early Armenian and Jewish diaspora.

We stop for a break at the oldest coffee shop in the city and we get to taste the local food culture (think South East Asian toast, rice rolls, Malay curry pies etc) with beverages. This is local's favourite and we will have a typical brunch.

From a secret skyline view, admire the sweeping views and see how the new and old coexist in this city. Our adventure will continue as we explore a pretty, lesser known neighborhood with hidden cafes, wine bars and antique shops. Our final stop will be a modern gem in the heart of the neighbourhood and we see examples of how the city brings greenery into the public space.
- Skip the soulless tourist traps and discover hidden food gems
- See the contrast of the city from traditions to trendy
- Secret stories and hear the tales of people of the past

Explore the architecture and food of one of Singapore’s most intriguing districts, from its humble beginnings as a plantation district to the retail heartbeat it is today.Discover the historical significance of the neighborhood and learn about the s…

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What's included

  • Food
    We can't have coffee without having some surprise (3-4) local food tastings...
  • Drinks
    Traditional local iced/hot beverage from the oldest coffee shop in the city
From $61
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, P S

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 10 Reviews
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Hi, I'm P S and I'm one of the top Airbnb Experiences host in Singapore. I'm a chef by training (At-Sunrice Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu), crazy foodie and a licensed local guide who loves art, architecture and this city!

Living in many cities around the world (in the United States and Europe), I have been to a lot of walk adventures. Coming back home to Singapore, I'm inspired by the design philosophies of the city and discovered a lot of stories beyond the facade and lines of buildings.

Come with me to see Singapore as an architectural gem!
Hi, I'm P S and I'm one of the top Airbnb Experiences host in Singapore. I'm a chef by training (At-Sunrice Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu), crazy foodie and a licensed local guide who loves art, architecture and this city!

Living in many cities around the world (in the United States and Europe), I have been to a lot of walk adventures. Coming back home to Singapore, I'm inspired by the design philosophies of the city and discovered a lot of stories beyond the facade and lines of bu…
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Where you'll be

We will be in the heart of the city where our trail will take us away from the typical tourist route. From plantations, orchards, and 19th century colonial-era buildings (even a synagogue!) that survive today amidst a shopping street filled with shops, glitzy hotels and high end restaurants.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Eric
January 2020
This is my first time to join an Airbnb activity and the whole experience is excellent. You can enjoy the most traditional foods and drinks, also learn about the history of Singapore. The most important thing is that if you alao want to experience the city with its own style architecture, this event must be your first option!
This is my first time to join an Airbnb activity and the whole experience is excellent. You can enjoy the most traditional foods and drinks, also learn about the history of Singapo…
Jonathan
January 2020
PS’s tour was very detailed but easy to understand. The interactive aspect of the tour made the experience much more engaging! The explanations of the foods made them more enjoyable as well. Overall an excellent tour!
Kathleen
December 2019
Thank you PS for showing me a unique part of your city that focused on the early years of Singapore, the current government and religions that have integrated together. For those who are cultural enthusiasts and want to learn what makes Singapore what it is, join this experience.
Thank you PS for showing me a unique part of your city that focused on the early years of Singapore, the current government and religions that have integrated together. For those w…
Rachel
December 2019
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We appreciated P S's knowledge of the different places we visited and her friendly nature - we were especially thrilled to get some of her recommendations for local food to try and places to visit.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We appreciated P S's knowledge of the different places we visited and her friendly nature - we were especially thrilled to get s…
Avi
December 2019
We had a really great time walking around Singapore with PS. She was very knowledgeable and definitely added a lot of value and personality to the tour. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to know a bit more about Singapore and the stories behind some famous buildings
We had a really great time walking around Singapore with PS. She was very knowledgeable and definitely added a lot of value and personality to the tour. I'd recommend this to anyon…
Zara
December 2019
Had a fantastic tour with PS along Orchard road exploring Singaporean architecture. She gave very fascinating insight into the history of the city and its inhabitants and made it fun and interactive while imparting her expert knowledge. We stopped along the way at a local coffee shop and got to experience the city in local style.
Had a fantastic tour with PS along Orchard road exploring Singaporean architecture. She gave very fascinating insight into the history of the city and its inhabitants and made it f…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

- From street food to michelin-starred restaurants, I'll tell you what's worth eating in this neighbourhood ;)
- If you don't see a date listed, please drop a msg to check availability.

What to bring

Water

Umbrella