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Here is Your Itinerary For The Crawl: Singapore

Happy Ongpauco-Tiu and Angelo Comsti are set to take viewers on a gastronomic journey throughout Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene, from Tiong Bahru to Chinatown

After a few years in varying states of lockdown, the world is once again ripe and ready for travel—which is why Metro Channel, through its food and travel show The Crawl , is once again bringing you to the hottest dining spots all across the world. 

The Crawl and its hosts—which have included Margarita Forés, Edu Manzano, and Steph Kienle-Gonzales, among others—have been to the best and trendeist food and shopping destinations, from Angeles City all the way to New York and France. 

This time, the Crawl team, along with its newest hosts, cookbook author and food and travel writer Angelo Comsti and culinary and lifestyle maven Happy Ongpauco-Tiu are taking on Singapore and its vibrant, must-visit gastronomic scene, from the hip and happening neighborhoods of Tiong Bahru, Chinatown, and Joo Chiat/Katong.

The Crawl: Singapore premieres on Metro Channel this week, on June 25—and here are some of the restaurants, food stands, dessert shops, and bars, you can expect to see in the episodes.

Tiong Bahru in Singapore
Tiong Bahru in Singapore | Photo: VIsit SIngapore

Tiong Bahru, the hippest spot in town

Tiong Bahru is often dubbed the hippest spot in town—and for good reason. As the oldest housing estate in Singapore, the neighborhood rich in history (its name means 'new cemetery,' as the land it is on was once a burial ground), and really, really good food and cultural hangs.

Pictured: Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle roll) from Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh, a stall in the Tiong Bahru Market. | Photo: @jianboshuikueh on Instagram

Tiong Bahru Market, one of the best hawker centers in the neighborhood. This hawker center comes extremely well-recommended by locals (including Janice Koh, who played Felicity Young in Crazy Rich Asians), and is home Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee.

Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898

Photo: Por Kee Eating House
Photo: Por Kee Eating House

Por Kee Eating House is a highly-recommended zi char place that specializes in a wide selection of delicious, rich dishes, like lotus root soup, cereal prawns, fried beef hor fun, and more. In Singapore, Zi Char, meaning "to cook and fry," is a dining term that refers to a wide array of Chinese dishes with hints of Malay, Indian and Peranakan influences that are served in humble stalls around the city.

Address: 69 Seng Poh Lane #01-02, Singapore 160069

Photo: @creamier_sg on Instagram
Photo: @creamier_sg on Instagram

Creamier Ice Cream, an independent ice cream and coffee lifestyle café. Creamier serves ice cream flavors like salty lychee sorbet, blue pea vanilla, sea salt gula melaka (sago pudding), summer strawberries, and many more.

Address: Blk 131 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-02, Singapore 310131

Photo: @tiongbahrubakery on Instagram
Photo: @tiongbahrubakery on Instagram

Tiong Bahru Bakery, the best French bakery in Singapore. This neighborhood bakery, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, serves Kouign-amann, a sweet Breton cake, as well as croissants, danishes, pain au chocolat, and mains. 

Address: 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70, Singapore 160056

Joo Chiat & Katong, the center of Peranakan cool 

The heart of Peranakan culture is found in the eastern Singapore neighborhood of Joo Chiat/Katong, replete with "past heritage shophouses, quaint stores and eateries."

Check out the gallery for some of the restaurants and food stalls that Happy and Angelo wine and dine at together. 

After Tiong Bahru and Joo Chiat/Katong comes Singapore's Chinatown. In the gallery below, some of the best places to dine at, according to Happy and Angelo.

Chinatown, where tradition and trendy meet

In Singapore's Chinatown, you can find some of the best places to dine, shop, and hang in the country. A culturally diverse location—just like the rest of Singapore—Chinatown bridges together the old and the new.

Stay tuned on Metro Channel this week for the premiere of The Crawl: Singapore!


Photos from @creamier_sg @elephantroomsg @babachews @the1925brewingco