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The Best Hawker Food Centers In Singapore
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The Best Hawker Food Centers In Singapore

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Updated: 2 November 2016
In Singapore dining like a local means eating savvy and avoiding the hiked-up restaurant prices that are common in this city-state. Hawker food centers are a good place to start, and sell delicious local dishes at a very reasonable prices; we list some of the best to check out.
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Chinatown Food Street

Situated right beside one of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore, Chinatown Food Street is a high-end hawker centre food option, but the prices are still cheap and reasonable. The dining area is surrounded by traditional Chinese architecture, and the Oriental flavor is well preserved even after renovation.

335 Smith Street, Singapore

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Old Airport Road Food Centre

Being one of the oldest and the largest food centres in Singapore, the Old Airport Road Centre has been a popular hawker centre for generations of locals. Many tourists are surprised by how cheap the food is and how many options they have in this food centre.

19 Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390019

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Maxwell Food Centre

Located in Chinatown, and just opposite to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Maxwell Food Centre is popular with both locals and tourists. The food centre is a former wet market, that was turned into a hawker centre 20 years ago. This food centre offers the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore.

1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

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Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion is probably the most renowned food centre in Singapore, as it is often featured in travel books. It was renovated in 2014 to give guests a more comfortable dining environment and more food options. Many guests are impressed by the local food offered in this food centre, especially Satay food. The herbs are perfectly prepared to bring out the freshness of the meat, so if you are visiting Lau Pa Sat, make sure you give it a try.

18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

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Albert Food Centre

If you are enjoying the wonderful fashion and exotic handicrafts offered in Bugis, why not take a look at the local food in the nearby Albert Food Centre? Located right next to the massive shopping mall, the Bugis Junction, this food centre is a great place to eat like a local.

270 Queen St, Singapore 180270, Singapore