Eat your way through Singapore’s heritage with Park Regis’ #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail
– This initiative is launched in line with the Singapore Bicentennial, which celebrates the country’s 700-year rich heritage –
Uncover stories around Singapore’s rich heritage through one of the country’s favourite local pastime – food. Park Regis’ annual #sginsiders trail is back with a culinary spin to take guests back in time through a heritage food tour from May to October 2019. The walking tour will feature four famous homegrown food spots, each with a unique story to tell.
“It is no secret that Singaporeans are united in their love for great food. What better way to share that community spirit with our guests who are increasingly seeking out authentic experiences that allow them to immerse themselves in the culture of a country, almost as if they were a local. Given Park Regis’ close proximity to some of the country’s most iconic food places, we hope the trail gives our guests a snapshot of Singapore’s rich multi-cultural history through food,” explains Jack Chua, General Manager of Park Regis Singapore.
The Singapore Bicentennial is a celebration of the country’s diverse history spanning over 700 years. This year is especially memorable as it marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ founding of Singapore.
Uniquely local food experiences just a walk away from Park Regis
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.
- 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
- Next, we pop by an 83-year-old Cantonese pastry shop, Tong Heng, popular for its diamond-shaped ‘Dan-Ta’ (egg tarts)
- 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
- 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
Chua 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. Starting at S$218++, the package will include the following:
- Complimentary access to #sginsiders Heritage Food Trail held every Saturday morning, 9.30am – 12.30pm (valued at S$99)
- Complimentary use of e-scooter for 2 hours
- Complimentary daily buffet breakfast for up to 2 pax
- Late check-out until 3pm (subject to availability)
For more information on the #sginsiders Staycation Package, visit www.parkregissingapore.com