Singapore. Futuristic, spotless and a mix of cultures. The smallest country in Southeast Asia and therefore ideal for exploring by bike. This time we did the “Bike & Bites Food Tour“. Thanks to this mishmash of cultures, Singapore is known for its delicious local food.
With our guide Simon and two Hong Kong people we started the tour. The idea of the tour is that you bike through the different neighborhoods and explore the different cuisines. Singapore has long been part of the United Kingdom. The British divided the population groups according to descent in different neighborhoods. As a result, the cultures have been well preserved, resulting in delicious local food, among other things.
Try the local food
The first neighborhood where we arrive is Little India. After traveling around India for two months, we were not disappointed. The paratha and curry were delicious. It became clear that Singapore is not really a cycling country. You can cycle here on the pedestrian paths. With the exception of the trip to China Town. This is the only part of the cycle path. But we managed well.
Chinatown has the typical Chinese buildings and decorations. Not surprising since the majority of Singaporeans are of Chinese descent. After eating delicious Chinese, we continue our way to Malay Village. Through the narrow and atmospheric streets we arrive in the Malaysian part of Singapore. Shops, eateries and a real Dutch restaurant where you can buy ‘bitterballen’. With the beautiful mosque in the middle it is nice to see that all groups live together harmoniously here.
Singapore is a country of contradictions. High modern skyscrapers next to characteristic buildings. Street food next to the chic restaurants. It is these unique contradictions and the different cultures and backgrounds of the Singaporeans that make Singapore a must see in Asia. And the best way to do that is on a bike! The Bike & Bites food tour is a recommendation to explore the city.
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