Top 10 Hawker Centers in Singapore

By: MICHAEL AQUINO | Pulished on 2023-12-06

Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer

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This period-themed al fresco "food street" on the Singapore Flyer's ground level recalls the "good old days" before the government forced itinerant street vendors into permanent hawker centers - the design sensibility takes pains to recreate the street food dining experience, down to the cart-shaped hawker stalls (17 in all) and the hallway that emulates a busy lane (with street signs and a floor painted to look like a road).


The hawker stalls doing business in the Singapore Food Trail all hail from other, more famous public hawker centers - their names reveal their hawker center of origin, with street food masters from Bedok, Old Airport Road and Chinatown selling the island's finest satay, char kway teow, and satay celup.

ADDRESS:30 Raffles Ave., Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803

Makansutra Gluttons Bay

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The hawker list in Makansutra Gluttons Bay has been carefully curated to represent both old hawker names and up-and-comers: all the better for diners visiting the upscale Marina Bay District and hoping for something closer to the authentic hawker experience they find in less upscale corners of Singapore.


The stunning view aside (the Marina Bay Sands is visible across the Bay; fireworks occasionally light up the night sky), you come for the food: the 12 hawker stalls in Makansutra's open-air foodcourt serve what K.F. Seetoh calls "an old style, open-air street food stall [experience] that we used to have in the 60s and 70s." The court seats about 500 guests, who enjoy Gluttons Bay's satay, grilled squid, and wondrously delicious banana kaya dessert.

ADDRESS:8 Raffles Ave., #01-15 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

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