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The Original Singapore Walks

#5 of 125 Tours in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 100 Lorong 23 Geylang No 07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6325 1631
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most...

The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the city’s best-kept secret places. You name it, we have it. Since 2003, the Walks led by an eclectic bunch of researcher-guides have taken locals and travellers alike off the beaten track, and entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city. Pre-booking not necessary!

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Kampong Glam - Great tour of the Malay district

This was an excellent way to discover another side of Singapore. Unfortunately it was an extremely hot day and three hours of walking was difficult. Geraldine was an excellent... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was an excellent way to discover another side of Singapore. Unfortunately it was an extremely hot day and three hours of walking was difficult. Geraldine was an excellent guide and introduced the group to many of the stories and history of the city planning, architecture and culture, she was very knowledgeable and helpful in responding to questions and queries.... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I undertook the WWII Changi War Trail and Museum tour with Joo Ling as our guide. She was incredibly knowledgable and communicated very well with all of us. The information she provided was an excellent balance of historical fact mixed with the personal perspectives of a local Singaporean. The sites that we visited, including the Museum, were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Kampong Glam tour was available on the day we visited, and it was a great way to discover more of the history of Singapore, particularly the Malay people and culture. Our guide was delightful and very accommodating to all the attendees. There were several "shopping stops" along the way which were somewhat canned but fine (no hard sell), and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent way to avoid buses of crowds. This was the second tour I'd taken with Original Singapore Walks. I love the fact that the guides have been locals. It adds so much to the story. The Chinatown tour is super!

Thank Noelle A
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

I took three of these walks during a recent week long stay in Singapore. Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam were the walks that I chose. Each of them had an excellent guide, (Hemlata, Wina and Gerladine) we learned a lot of history of the area, we stopped at iconic sights, we stopped at various shops that were representative of... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

I met Helena at Bugis Station. She is an excellent guide! Helena began to point out interesting buildings as soon as the walk began. The reason I liked Helena so much, is because she spoke a lot about history - rich, human stories from years ago. It was very much like walking through a story book. Wouldn't you know, I... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was a wonderful introduction to so many hidden aspects of colonial times which a tourist would be hard pressed to find by themselves.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful time doing this tour of 2 1/2 hours in October, 2016. Our tour guide, Sharul, was very enthusiastic to show us around. Sharul's knowledge of Singapore's history and a smile that has never left his face has made this tour not only very enjoyable but also fun. We also had a surprise waiting... More 

Thank Vera D
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Many thanks for a wonderful tour. Very easy to find the departure point for the tour. The tour itself was very well organised and the guide was very informative.Sharule was very passionate about his subject and his personal stories made the whole experience even more hearfelt. We visited the beach.. the gun emplacement and the Museum and we were given... More 

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9 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We heard about the tour through reviews and had been wanting to try it out. We met the guide Helena at Little India Station Exit E. Helena gave us a great overview of the area before bringing us through the colourful streets of Little India. One of the highlights of the walk was visiting Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. We learn so... More 

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