After Hours @ My Balestier
with Cynthia Wan

About the programme

Take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey in the historic Balestier! Fill your stomach with well-loved treats and your hearts with the stories of these stall owners operating in this district. From freshly baked bread and mouth-watering bak kut teh to savoury dumplings and herbal jelly, join us on a walk to witness the dedication of those working through the night to provide these comfort foods to Singaporeans!

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Date and Time

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$40 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
Meeting Point
Start Point: Entrance of Zhongshan Mall (20 Ah Hood Rd Singapore 329984)
End Point: Sin Hon Loong Bread Factory (4 Whampoa Dr Singapore 327715)

Instructions

Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory.  Bring an umbrella in case it rains.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet your guide, Cynthia!

Hello everyone, I am Cynthia and I have been guiding since 2016! Like many other Singaporeans, I live to eat, not eat to live. The love for food has always been in my blood but if I had to trace it, I would say it started with me following my grandmother around as she sold hawker food out of a push cart along Banda Street in Chinatown. Being surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of our hawkers, it is not just about the food but also how the food brings people together. Today, I always find it quite touching that I specialize in food tours that bring different people to savour our local delights around Chinatown.

From the numerous bak kut teh and chicken rice stalls to the famous tau sar piah at the end of the street, Balestier is a haven for our foodies throughout the day. I look forward to bringing everyone around Balestier to not just share our island home’s after hour offerings but also learn more about the faces and the work that go behind these beloved flavours!