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The Original Singapore Walks

#5 of 124 Tours in Singapore
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Address: 100 Lorong 23 Geylang No 07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
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+65 6325 1631
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Time of Empire Tour

I have been to Singapore several times on my way to India. I have a friend in Singapore and also my uncle was killed in the defense of Singapore in around 1942. I have been to... read more

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Singapore several times on my way to India. I have a friend in Singapore and also my uncle was killed in the defense of Singapore in around 1942. I have been to Kranji and the Battle Box. My guide Helena was knowledgeable and friendly, always being helpful. I enjoyed the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very pleased with our guide,Ms Lye Nak . She is very knowledgeable and give a very good history lesson on the places that she had brought us. The information given was very clear and captured the attention of my students.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the full package and went on 4 walks: The Colonial District Walk, the Little India Walk, the China Town walk and the Sultans of Spices - and boy, did we walk! The guides were extremely professional (a special thank you to Carol Dragon from Andreas and Dragana, we enjoyed both tours very much!). We saw so much and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the three hour walking tour covering the role of the Empire in forming the city/country and how it developed. There were only five of us so the guide had no difficulty talking to us and giving us the benefit of her extensive knowledge of and love for her country. We visited St Andrew's Church, went inside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geraldine was fantastic guiding us through China town. We were taken inside the temples and markets, we explored the architecture and history and visited herbal medicine shops. She brought it to life with personal stories and the time flew by. My mother in law who is in her late 60s also loved it and there was never too much walking... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this tour of Fort Canning on 23 Feb as a dept staff outing. Sharul was our guide and he was fantastic - approachable, helpful and funny! Our staff have feedback after the tour that they enjoyed the walk and found the "history lesson" very informative and eye-opening. The exhibits in the Battlebox Museum were also very well-made and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recently in Singapore and took both the Chinatown and Little India walks. They were both great historical views of the different cultures that make up Singapore. A highlight was the Hindu temple, which was just completely unusual. Both tour guides were very knowledgable. My Chinatown guide actually grew up in historical Chinatown during the times she was discussing. That... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "Guns, graves and battles" tour of Fort Canning was amazing! The guide (Sharul) was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour sites were very well done and interesting. This is the only way to see the WWII command bunker which is definitely worthwhile.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a tour of Fort Canning and Battle Box on Feb 7 conducted by a friendly and knowledge guide Joanne. The tour overall was enjoyable and we had a great time throughout.  Will definitely recommend all visitors to Singapore to try out this tour which you can sign up for at the Battle Box visitor centre, as it should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Of Graves, Guns and Battles tour was absolutely fantastic, our guide and friend Sharul was brilliant in his knowledge, friendliness and overall presentation of all he took us through. From the history of Fort Canning park, which included the spice garden and a chance to smell and taste the spices at a restaurant in the park, to the history of... More 

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