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Hawker Centres

Hawker Centres Directory

The hawker centre is the genuine Singaporean foodie experience - a large, sheltered but fairly open venue with ceiling or wall fans for ventilation. Food here is cheap and good - if it isn't, stalls go out of business very quickly. Be prepared to be spoilt for choice - a wide variety of local cuisines are offered at any of the hawker centres situated around the island.

The atmosphere at hawker centres is casual and generally raucous - find a place to sit, choose which stall(s) you want to patronise, order your food (from as many stalls as you like), and indicate your table number. For stalls with a self-service policy, you will have to wait for your dishes to be prepared before picking them up yourself. Payment is done when the food is served. Either way, you will end up with a feast before you to tantalise your tastebuds.

Find a list of the most popular hawker centres below.


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Lau Pa Sat
Lau Pa Sat
18 Raffles Quay S48582
Lau Pa Sat (or 'old market' in the Hokkien dialect) was Singapore's first wet market. It dates back over 150 years ago to the time of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. It was subsequently converted into a famous gourmet paradise and has been gazetted as a national monument since 1973. Lau Pa Sat Festival Market still retains its old world charm, with traditional satay vendors setting up stalls outside.
Lavender Food Square
Lavender Food Square
380 Jalan Besar S209000
Lavender Food Square is a favourite hunt among Singaporeans due to its accessible location and of course, a wonderful range of hawker fare. Considerably nearer to the city as compared to other popular food centres, it is frequented by late night foodies craving for supper or late night dinners.