October 25, 2017

Newton Food Centre in Singapore

Singapore is not only known for famous tourist spots like Universal Studio, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa and other famous attractions. Lion city is also popular because they have several food centres or hawkers in their country. 

Hawker is a vendor, peddler or costermonger who sells merchandise that can be easily transported like handicrafts, foods and other affordable items. It can be mobile or stationary. A Hawker Centre is an open-air group of food stalls that sell inexpensive foods. It is a one-stop destination where people can eat and drink different cuisines at an affordable price. Check below the top 12 hawkers in Singapore. 

Top 12 Hawkers in Singapore 

1.Maxwell Road Hawker Centre 
2.Newton Food Centre 
3.Smith Street 
4.Old Airport Road Food Centre 
5.Lau Pat Sat Hawker Centre 
6.Chinatown Food Street 
7.Tiong Bahru Market 
8.Tekka Centre 
9.Singapore Food Trail 
10.Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre 
11.Makansutra Gluttons Bay 
12.Satay By The Bay

I’ve been to Singapore thrice but I haven’t tried eating at a hawker centre. Last year, we stayed at Sheraton Towers Hotel which is located in Newton so the nearest hawker centre is Newton Circus or Newton Food Centre. It was first opened in 1971 and was renovated in the year 2005 and 2016. 

So when we went there last August 2016, the food centre was closed for renovation so we just went back to the hotel to eat our dinner. So the following days, we made sure that we eat dinner before going back to the hotel para tipid.

Anyway, my husband was in Singapore last week and he finally tried the famous Newton Food Centre. It is one of the best hawker centre in Singapore. It is just walking distance from Sheraton Towers and open only during the evening. The place is packed with tourists, students and workers. There are so many food stalls that you can choose from depending on the cuisines that you prefer. 

On his first visit, he forgot to take photos. Hehehe! Pero bumawi naman so I was able to see the Newton Food Centre. He ordered BBQ Sambal Stingray + Lime Juice

Hawker is the level up version of street food so rest assured that they are selling clean foods and drinks. In fact, in the year 2016, Hill Street Hwa Pork Noodle and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle were awarded a Michelin Star for Excellence in Eating. It only shows that hawker centres and food stalls are serving high-quality food. 

Have you tried hawker centre in Singapore?


  1. To me, it looks like the small center in Cubao na marami ding stores. hehe. We've never been to SG but we're hoping we can also visit there someday. Mukhang makakatipid pag sa mga hawkers kumain.

    1. Yes, mas mura food compared sa restaurant and fastfood. :)

  2. Woah! Parang food court lang ng mall! I am a sucker for barbeque so I would totally try that. Never been to Singapore but I have heard great stories from friends :)

  3. I've been to those places when we went to Singapore, but I had no clue as to what you call those places. It's better to buy food there than in malls. There's a big difference. :)

  4. thanks the suggestion, Michi. We are planning to go to Singapore and would definitely try eating at Hawker Centers.

  5. Wow, just like a food parks here in Philippines. I love food parks because there are a lot of choices, and yeah, it's like an open-air food court. I love the concept.

  6. ihihihi. When we visited Singapore, we also tried this place, same when we went to Malaysia. It is cheaper and so many food choices. I dont like the idea that the food is exposed to vendors and buyers. Parang pwedeng tumalsik ung laway habang naglalako si kuya, eeehehe.

  7. If we have given a chance to visit or gagala ng Singapore I will consider these Hawker it looks interesting at nakakatuwa kasi parang ang sarap maglakwatsa jan at kumain.