Your tour will begin with convenient hotel pickup. Journey by comfortable coach toward Chinatown. The first stop is Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore. Explore the opulent courtyards, halls and furnishings, learning about the temple’s history from your guide as you go. Listen to captivating tales of tracing the development of Singapore at the Singapore City Gallery on the way to the heart of Chinatown.
Next, proceed to Sago Lane, The Street of the Dead, and hear entertaining anecdotes and trivia from your guide. Then continue toward a traditional medical hall where you will learn about the healing properties of herbs. Continuing down Pagoda Street and if you have some souvenir shopping to do, this is a great place for it. Get a break for lunch at the Food Centre located Chinatown Complex or Food Street located at Smith Street.
Head back to the coach and continue your journey to Little India. You will be amazed at the charming cluster of shops selling everything Indian, such as saris, flower garlands and traditional sweets.
The guided tour continues at streets with quintessentially English names like Dickson Road, Clive Street and Dunlop Street named after the colonial settlers of early Singapore.
The final leg of you tour takes you to Kampong Glam to explore Arab Street and Haji Lane, where wholesale fabric and carpet shops that have operated for generations now coexist with trendy cafes and trendy boutiques. Navigate your way to the Sultan Mosque to admire its architecture and hear about its link to the local aristocracy.
After the tour you will be taken back to your hotel safely.
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide the name and address of your preferred pick-up point in the “Special Requirements” box.
Hotel / Cruise Ship Centre / Airport depending on your preference.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
It was excellent for the short amount of time we had. The driver came to our hotel and dropped us back to it. As it is hard to park on the street, having a private car helps to drop you at a near location and no need to suffer. The guide was great and took us through all the heritage areas.Gave us time to also shop around. Lunch provided was very good. I recommend this trip as a first introduction to Singapore. You can see all points of interest. Our driver took us after the tour to a little drive around the common areas and to see things we couldn't with the guide.
We spent the day with Monica and thoroughly enjoyed it! She was the best tour guide we had throughout our stay in Asia.
She told us all about Singapore and took us to a museum that showed us the layout and future plans of Singapore.
We were able to alter our tour to fit our needs.
The tour was very personalized to what we wanted to see. The vehicle was clean and new and supplied drinking water and umbrellas to each guest and since it was raining in the morning that was very helpful. The guide took us to places that we would avoid the rain and was very knowledgeable of the city and places that the regular visitor would not see. Spoke very good English and friendly. Parking in Singapore is very tough but the driver was there to pick us up after each stop. Very courteous and drove well. I would surely recommend this tour.
First time in Singapore - so wanted a professional guided tour. I was lucky enough to get Janice the tour guide and David the driver. They were both excellent. Very professional. We had an excellent experience with our tour.
Thanks Abdul Rahim our guide. Fascinating day.
Excellent tour for anyone interested in the history and heritage of Singapore! Our guide took us to several cultural locations where we could experience life in and around the markets, shrines, and temples. We also stopped at the famous Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling! Our guide was very informative, and she was very accommodating to our group!
This is worth every penny in our opinion. It is more expensive, but, you get a personalized experience. Our group tour consisted of our tour guide - Mr Rayney/Tan, our driver - Mr Wong, and the two of us. There was complete flexibility to focus on areas and items of interest to and for us. Even our lunch stop was also tailored for our tastes and budget. We got great historical information and context for all of the different sites including temples, churches, mosque and places we traveled to, as well as, having flexible amounts of time to spend at each one. What more could you ask for. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour and we highly recommend it.
We have come to rely on Viator tours no matter where we are in the world. The guides have been uniformly excellent. We have recommended Viator tours to others too. Our full-day Singapore tour brought the culture of the city alive. Our guide was so personable and engaging. She had a wealth of knowledge too.
Join this full-day tour for the chance to learn about what makes Singapore truly unique. You will get a taste for the diverse community with visits to Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Wander through the streets of Chinatown and get a feel for what it was like for Chinese immigrants who made Singapore home, get a taste of Indian life as you visit booths selling spices, fresh flower garlands and saris, explore bazaars and markets with an Arabic tinge in Kampong Glam.