New Makan Bus aims to introduce popular Singaporean dishes to tourists

Photo by: MeGuideU

Ever had overseas friends visiting Singapore and asking where the best local food is? A new tour bus called Makan Bus, launched on Friday (26 Aug), aims to help tourists answer that exact question. 

Local tour guide agency MeGuideU announced its new initiative on earlier in the week, adding that tourists will be introduced to local dishes such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Bak Chor Mee, Fried Kway Teow and Braised Duck Rice, among others, during their tour on the Makan Bus.

The journey will take them on a round trip consisting of 10 stops through the country’s central region, starting from Orchard Gateway. Other tops include Balestier Plaza, Sun Yat Sen Memorial, Jalan Todak, Sin Ming Avenue, Jubilee Square, Bishan Street 11, Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Toa Payoh Polyclinic and Toa Payoh Central bus stop, before the bus returns to Orchard Gateway.

As it will be a “hop-on-hop-off” concept, tourists are allowed to take their time at each stop before joining the ride again.

According to founder John Ng Pangilinan, they are looking into expanding the route to cover the West and East region by later this year.

“For visitors and Singaporeans alike, Makan Bus offers more than the local cuisine; it delivers a fully immersive experience to make people fall in love with Singapore all over again,” he said in a press release.

The initiative is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), through the Experience Step-Up fund, which is a scheme announced in August 2015 aimed at encouraging projects that enhance visitor experience and satisfaction in Singapore.

Those who would like to try out the Makan Bus can purchase tickets priced at $28 from the website.