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Savour Local Cuisines: Top 5 Hawker Centres In Singapore

Food & Drink

Published on 08 Nov 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Savour Local Cuisines: Top 5 Hawker Centres In Singapore

Food & Drink

Published on 08 Nov 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

On a budget but hunting for Singapore's best local delights? Here are the top 5 hawker centres in Singapore offering local cuisines that are budget-friendly.

Hawker centres are a food haven for traditional and authentic local cuisine. With the average prices fluctuating between $4 and $10, coupled with a variety of food stalls to choose from, it is no wonder that hawker centres are an integral part of Singapore’s food culture. There are plenty of hawker centres situated all across this Little Red Dot, but we have come up with a list of the Top 5 Hawker Centres you MUST visit when in Singapore.

Here’s a tip from us – The Singaporean way of reserving a table in a hawker centre is by placing a packet of tissue on the table. Therefore, it does not mean someone forgot to take their tissue packet, it just means that “this seat is taken!”.

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Newton Food Centre

Established in 1971, the Newton Food Centre is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Situated conveniently beside Newton MRT station, the hawker centre has an array of cuisine such as Chinese, Indian and Malay. With close to a 100 stalls, the hawker centre is also well-known for Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette and barbeque stalls that sell the famous sambal stingray.

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Address: 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Newton Food Centre, Singapore 229495
Opening Hours: 12:00pm to 2:00am daily

Old Airport Road Food Centre

One of Singapore's largest hawker centres, the Old Airport Road Food Centre, has more than 150 hawker stalls selling authentic local food. Old Airport Road Hawker Centre also has one of the highest number of famous food stalls, making it a must-visit hawker centre in the East. Popular food stalls include Nam Sing Hokkien Mee and Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow.

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Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm daily

Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, this is the perfect place to feast on a variety of Chinese food at cheap prices. The Chinatown Complex Food Centre is the largest hawker centre in Singapore with over 260 stalls. Out of the 260 stalls, we recommend the Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodles as must-try stalls.

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Address: 335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm daily

Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre

Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre is one of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore. It becomes more bustling with activity at night time when satay vendors set up their stalls along Boon Tat Street. Some of the famous stalls include Budding Chef (Noodle Evolution) and of course, the satay on "Satay Street".

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Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Satay Street Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7:00pm to 1:00am; Sat and Sun, 3:00pm to 1:00am

Satay by the Bay

Conveniently located within Gardens by the Bay, visitors can expect to have a scrumptious meal with a scenic view of a waterfront. With only 23 stalls, Satay by the Bay may not be as big as the previous hawker centres. But rest assured, the food and vibe of Satay by the Bay is unparalleled by the other hawker centres. Our top favourite stalls include Kampong Satay and BBQ Chicken Wings.

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Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-19, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 11:30am to 1:00am daily

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