Of Coffee, Kueh And Toolang: We Went On A Self-Drive Foodie Expedition In Singapore With Car-Sharing Service Smove

We mapped out a delicious drive route you can go on a whim

When Singaporeans bring their foreign friends around Singapore, these visitors will most likely conclude the day with wide smiles and stomaches bursting at the seams. We daresay just by our multifaceted culinary scene is enough to reveal much to know about Singapore.

And regardless of whether there is an overseas acquaintance to impress, we certainly have no qualms about embarking on our own culinary excursions with other passionate foodies. After all, Singapore is a tight-knitted nation, where traipsing across one hawker centre to a Michelin-starred restaurant is only but a hop, skip, drive away.

While Singapore's public transportation system is efficient, commencing a food trail in your own vehicle will make the journey a lot smoother. And fret not if you are not blessed with your own shiny four-wheel steed (COE prices, we're looking at you), there's always the option of getting a rental from car sharing service Smove.

The car sharing company is great for one-off trips with its pay-by-the-hour format. So in case of a last-minute extension to your foodie adventure, you can always opt to top up one more hour to the rental if no one made a prior booking. Smove also boasts more than 100 pick-up/drop-off locations in Singapore. This means you can pick up your rental at say, in Bedok before dropping off the car at Serangoon at the end of the drive.

We tested out Smove's car-sharing service by getting into one of the rentals before speeding off on a culinary expedition!

Swipe through the slideshow for what went down and more importantly, all the delicious treasures we found!

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2. Kampong Glam for lunch 

It’s 12pm and of course, you’d be hungry by now! So let’s get in the Smove rental to the eclectic Kampong Glam where Malay culture thrives. Packed with little nooks and crannies to explore, the area is gridlocked by the buzzing lanes of Haji Lane, Arab Street and Bussorah Street. There is enough shopping to go around (we’re talking stylish clothes, handmade perfumes, and Persian carpets) and the same has to say for indulging on hipster cafe food, but also traditional Muslim cuisine.

Before settling in for hearty nosh, we roamed the colourful streets in our selected Smove car of the Toyota Aqua. The hybrid is as cute as a button with its compactness for easy manoeuvring and the fuel-saving capabilities! Looking for something else? The car rental company boasts a range of reliable four-wheel companions that includes sleek speedsters such as the Mazda 3 and the premium BMW options.

After soaking the lively street culture, we hit up the charming eatery of Tish Tash Tosh that serves American food with a halal twist. Once refreshed our taste buds with the Thai Milk Tea Float, before chowing down savouries such as burgers, pastas and the saucy buffalo wings. A must-order though is the Toolang pizza, where two massive mutton bones are presented on nicely baked pizza dough. The bready base brims with thick sweet-savoury gravy. Now, that surely makes one for the memories.

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