Join us on a colourful journey into the history,
lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas (the men) and Nonyas (the women) …
A walk through a Spice Garden – the original site of the first Botanic Gardens will uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Peranakan cooking.
A splendid display of Peranakan costume, embroidery, beadwork, jewellery, porcelain, furniture, craftwork will
provide a glimpse into the fascinating culture of the Nonyas and Babas.
A visit to the bustling enclaves of Katong & Joo Chiat showcases the rich and baroque Peranakan architecture. See rows of colourful traditional shophouses that dates back to 1920s and 1930s.
A sampling of Nonya delicacies completes the tour.
Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive.
At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy.
After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.
The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyways of Chinatown and down to Clarke Quay. There hop onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River to see Singapore lit up at night, showcasing beautifully restored shop houses, modern skyscrapers of the
financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue.