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Singapore: indulge in Singapore’s favourite dish

If you do nothing else in Singapore, treat yourself to some chilli crab; you won’t regret it. Stroll through the streets of Singapore and you’ll be intoxicated by the scent of delicious street food that permeates the air. Since the late 1800s, when men from China, Malaya and southern India came to work in the port city, street food has been a firm fixture of Singapore culture. Back then, these homesick men cooked the native dishes of their homelands on street corners.  This treasured part of Singapore’s heritage lives on, and current street vendors have since relocated to hawker markets and food centres. Street food is a big thing in Singapore, and, though you may be spoilt for choice, you’ll be hard pushed to find anything more delicious than the chilli crab.

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