Park Regis Singapore takes its guests through a food heritage trail

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
Park Regis Singapore

SINGAPORE — With just a 2-minute walk to Clarke Quay MRT station, and a 5-minute drive to Chinatown, staying at Park Regis Singapore allows you to discover the rich sights and sounds our little red dot has to offer.

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(PHOTO: Park Regis Singapore)

The 202-room hotel that is part of the StayWell Holdings, is bringing back its #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail in conjunction with Singapore Bicentennial, which celebrates the country’s 700-year rich heritage. Guests who book a stay with the hotel, can enjoy the walking tour guide from this month to October 2019. The walking tour will feature four famous homegrown food spots, each with a unique story to tell. Going on this tour, we’d encourage you to stock up on water, sunscreen, comfy shoes and a floppy hat. Oh, and don’t forget your camera as Chinatown has many colourful landmarks and murals as well.

A mural depicting Chinese opera at Chinatown district. (PHOTO: Reta Lee/Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Held every Saturday at 9.30am, guests will have a chance to savour a variety of local delights within Park Regis’ neighbourhood at Chinatown, known to be home to Singapore’s diverse heritage.

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  • The tour starts off at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre, where guests will get to try the iconic Singaporean breakfast set consisting of kaya toast and a cup of ‘kopi or teh’ (local coffee or tea), as well as taste freshly-made flaky curry puffs generously stuffed with a variety of fillings such as chicken, sardine and otah

(PHOTO: Tong Heng)
  • Next, we pop by an 83-year-old Cantonese pastry shop, Tong Heng, popular for its diamond-shaped ‘Dan-Ta’ (egg tarts). The family-run business which is well into the fourth generation, had undergone its first renovation after three decades. The shift of store design was to attract the younger customers, and the recipe stays the same

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  • Further into the heart of Chinatown, we enter Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, a Singapore Chinatown Heritage Brand1 specialising in different varieties of traditional pastes and unique snow ice bowls

(PHOTO: Lim Chee Guan)
  • Ending the tour with a sweet and savoury delicacy, we venture into Lim Chee Guan, a stall started back in 1938 selling ‘Bak Kwa’ (dried barbequed meat), a popular Chinese New Year snack

Jack Chua, General Manager of Park Regis Singapore adds: “It is important for us to spotlight hawker culture in this food trail as it is a way of life for many locals across races, gender and age and reflects the identity of the nation. This is also our way of supporting Singapore’s nomination of Hawker Culture for the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.”

The #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail will be available to guests as part of the #sginsiders Staycation Package running from May to October 2019.

For more information on the #sginsiders Staycation Package, visit http://www.parkregissingapore.com/specials/

This story was a result of a paid trip by Park Regis Singapore.