I wouldn’t recommend anyone leaving Singapore without visiting a hawker centre. It is the best way to sample authentic local favourites without forking out too much $$$.

Thanks to Visit Singapore for compiling this very handy hit-list:

Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex
How to Get There
By MRT : Chinatown (NE4) and Outram Park (EW16/NE3)
By Bus : 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 75, 80, 124, 143, 145, 147, 166, 174, 186, 190, 197, 851, 961, 961C, 970

Glutton’s Bay
#01-15 Esplanade Mall, Open 6pm to 3am daily.
How to Get There
MRT: City Hall (EW13/NS25)
Bus: 36, 56, 57, 75, 77, 97, 106, 111, 133, 171, 174E, 195, 700A, 857, 960, 961, NR1, NR2, NR6, NR7, NR8

East Coast Lagoon Food Village
1220 East Coast Parkway
How to Get There
By MRT : Bedok (EW5)
By Bus : 36, 401

Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
How to Get There
By MRT : Lavender (EW11)
By Bus : 2, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 70, 70X, 80, 100, 107, 107X, 133, 145, 196, 197, 961, 961C, 980

Lau Pa Sat Festival Market
18 Raffles Quay
How to Get There
By MRT : Raffles Place (EW14/NS26)
By Bus : 10, 57, 70, 75, 97, 100, 107, 130, 131, 162, 167, 186, 196, 507, 605, 608, 700, 970

Maxwell Food Centre
Along Maxwell Road
How to Get There
By MRT : Tanjong Pagar (EW15) and Chinatown (NE4)
By Bus : 2, 12, 61, 80, 143, 145, 166, 197, 608, 851, 961

Newton Food Centre
Along Clemenceau Ave North
How to Get There
By MRT : Newton (NS21)
By Bus : 54, 66, 67, 124, 143, 162, 162X, 167, 170, 171, 518, 700, 700A, 960

Zion Riverside Food Centre
Zion Road/Zion Close
How to Get There
By MRT : Tiong Bahru (EW17)
By Bus : 14, 16, 32, 51, 54, 64, 65, 75, 123, 139, 186, 195, 970

(Source: Visit Singapore: http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/s … local.html)


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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.