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WHAT IS A FOOD TOUR?
A food tour is a guided walking tour by one of our Foodies where you will taste samples at 6 local restaurants serving Singapore food. In addition, you will learn about the history and culture of Singapore as you walk in the neighbourhoods.

HOW LONG IS THE FOOD TOUR?
Our food tours last about 4 hours.

HOW MUCH WALKING IS INVOLVED?
This is a walking tour so during much of the 4 hours, our customers will be standing or walking. The total distance covered is approximately 2 km. We will have seating arrangements provided at some of the tasting locations. There will also be at least 2 restroom breaks during the tour.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE A FOOD TOUR DURING MY TRIP?
We recommend those visiting Singapore to take our food tours during the beginning of your stay which can help you understand our local culture better, allowing you to explore the rest of Singapore with greater confidence.

I AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN SINGAPORE, CAN I TAKE A FOOD TOUR?
Yes! We welcome visitors from all around the world and, of course, locals as well! Not only will the tour offer you food, but it will also provide you with a lot of historical and cultural information that you may not even know! Moreover, we will share interesting stories about each of our tasting location.

IS THE TOUR CONDUCTED IN MANDARIN?
Yes, we are able to conduct tours in English and Mandarin.

WHERE IS THE MEETING LOCATION?
We meet at conveniently located MRT stations. The exact meeting location will be sent to you once payment is made.

DO WE END AT THE SAME PLACE FROM WHERE THE TOUR STARTS?
No. The tour ends at a different location from the starting point. Detailed directions to both the starting and ending points will be provided with the confirmation email after ticket purchase. All participants will receive a map with the tour route and directions to the closest MTR stations. Our Foodie Guides would be more than happy to give you the directions after the tour.

WHAT FOOD WILL WE SAMPLE?
Participants will get a chance to sample many of Singaporean’s favorite foods and drinks. For a detailed list of foods that are on the tasting tour, please visit our tour pages.

I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, CAN I STILL JOIN THE FOOD TOURS?
If you are a vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, have any food allergies, dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know in advance when you make your booking. We will try our best to work with our eateries to accommodate your needs.

IS THERE A MINIMUM FOR THE TOUR TO OPERATE?
There is minimum of 4 participants required.

CAN CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN A FOOD TOUR?
Of course! We welcome Young Foodies (age 5-14) to our tours but they must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 who will not consume at the tasting locations do not require a separate ticket. We recommend parents to assess whether their children would like to participate given the amount of standing and walking (including up slopes and stairs) during the almost 4-hour tour.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM PREGNANT?
Sure! We welcome everyone, pregnant or not. Please note that there will be a bit of walking and standing but we have seating arrangements available at some of our tasting locations. We will also do our best to accommodate your pace.

ARE CAMERAS ALLOWED ON THE TOUR?
Absolutely! We encourage participants to take photos during the tour!

CAN I SHOP DURING THE TOUR?
We encourage our participants to shop after the tour. To ensure that you have the best tasting experience, we have worked with each of our eateries to provide freshly-made food and drinks. It is important that we stay on schedule and arrive on time at each of our six locations. We will provide a detailed map showing our route so that you could return to each of the tasting location at your leisure.

DO YOU TAKE COMMISSION FROM ANY EATERY/SHOP?
To ensure you have the ultimate Foodie experience, we only select the best eateries. We pay for all the food and drink tastings and do not accept any commissions or kickbacks.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ON THE TOUR?
In addition to a big appetite, please bring along your confirmation email. In terms of clothing, we suggest you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Singapore can be very hot, it is recommended that you wear sun protection, including sun block, sunglasses or a hat. We will provide a bottle of water for you at the first tasting location. There will also be drinks provided at some of our other tasting locations.

ARE GRATUITIES INCLUDED?
No. Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. If you think our Foodie Guides have done a great job, they would greatly appreciate any gratuities.

CAN I JUST SHOW UP AT THE TOUR OR DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY FOR A TICKET?
Booking has to be made in advance. This would allow enough time for us to work with our eateries to prepare your tastings for you. We do not accept cash.

CAN I GET A REFUND ON MY TICKETS OR RESCHEDULE MY TOUR AFTER I PURCHASED IT?
Tickets purchased are non-refundable. Under normal circumstances, tours cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, if tours are canceled due to inclement weather, we will be glad to reschedule your tour or refund your ticket purchase.

CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR?
Yes. Please email us at maureen@chiaklocal.sg or kai@chiaklocal.sg for more details. If you’re interested in reserving a private tour, please send us a request at least 15 business days in advance.