Saturday, April 30, 2011

Singapore on A Budget - Hawker Centers

When visiting a foreign land, we wanna try to get immersed in their culture. That's how we make our trip fun, exciting and cheap. During this trip to Singapore, we finally got the chance to go to a hawker center. A Hawker center is a cluster of food stalls that serve mostly local food at low prices.

One such is Newton Circus Hawker Centre at Clemenceau Singapore. It is about 10 minutes drive from Orchard Road and there is an abundance of cabs and buses. One can find a table in the al fresco part of the complex or by the food stalls. There's not much of an ambiance there. The prices at the stall we ordered from are so cheap that a meal that would have normally cost us more than 200 SGP only cost about 85 for 6 adults and a 4-year old kid. Amazingly cheap eh? not just that, the food was great! Cheap prices, good flavors - what more can you ask for?

We had Grilled Sting Ray with chilli sauce, Kangkong with Belachan, Cereal Prawn, Satay, and Honeyed chicken. I like the food but not as much as I loved those at Forture Seafood Steamboat. However, Newton is closer to the center of the city. Both are worth a try.

Newton Circus Hawker Centre
500 Clemenceau Avenue North 229492

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