Nov 7, 2016
For foodies travelling to Singapore, an easier way to partake in her national past time of eating and enjoying local delights is now available – all in a single bus ride.
One bus ride, 10 food stops
Makan Bus, a new concept that launched on August 26, takes passengers on a gastronomic tour through the heartlands to 10 locations – selected for the popular hawkers and signature local dishes available in each neighbourhood – with a tour guide in tow.
Savour popular hawker fare recommended by locals
Some must-tries to look out for near the drop-off points include minced pork noodles from Meng Kitchen, and mee rebus (yellow noodles in a spicy potato-based gravy) in satay sauce from Yunos Food N Family in Ang Mo Kio Central Food Centre.
If you don’t know where to start, you can refer to brochures that passengers will receive, which lists 20 eateries of mostly hawker stalls to choose from.
From the city to the heartlands
Starting from the main pickup point at Orchard Gateway shopping mall, the 13-seater bus then makes 20-minute stops at nine other locations – Balestier Road, Tai Gin Road, Upper Thomson Road, Sin Ming Avenue, Ang Mo Kio Central, Bishan Street 13, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 and Toa Payoh Central.
Makan Bus plans to expand its route to the eastern and western parts of Singapore later this year, along with themed experiences during festive occasions.
11am to 7.30pm daily
S$28 for a one-day pass, excluding food and drinks
Free for children under 12 years old, with at least one accompanying adult
For more information, visit www.makanbus.com.