2020 Tours

It’s a great time to explore Singapore’s history, heritage, and culture.

Discover all the off-the-beaten path secrets of your island home.

During Phase 2, we have 18 tours available including special versions of our award-winning Black & White Houses tour, where you’ll stroll through historic neighbourhood enclaves, and our acclaimed Jewish Heritage tour.

We’re also bringing you on walks around Joo Chiat, Emerald Hill, and Tiong Bahru; plus nature treks and bird watching in Sungei Buloh and other green places; and our very popular architecture tours.

What you need to know:

  • We are unable to book groups in our usual way, so please create your own group of up to 5 friends or family members (you + 4 others maximum).
  • Many tours can now be for 10 people, in 2 groups of 5.
  • Tours are priced at a flat rates of $300, $400 or $600 depending on the duration and 1 or 2 simultaneous groups.
  • All tours, regardless of location, will be walking tours, so you will need to provide your own transport to/from the starting point we—always aim for a start point near public transport when possible.

For everyone’s health and safety, we are bound by a few Singapore Tourism Board rules:

      • Tours will be 2 or 3 hours long.
      • Each group is limited to 5 guests; 2 groups maximum with a single guide.
      • All participants must wear a mask.
      • All participants must submit to temperature screening.

Please take a look at the exciting list of tours we’ve lined up. Then, let us know where you want to go!

Architecture & Artistry Walking Tour Singapore
Architecture & Artistry

Singapore is well known for its eclectic mix of cultures, a fusion leaving a lasting imprint on its architecture and creative arts scene.

Colonial-era architects such as Irishman George Coleman, who designed much of the infrastructure of Singapore as well as the Armenian Church, and the British R. A. J. Bidwell, known as the father of the black & white house, left behind a rich legacy.

Singapore Black & White Houses Walk
Black & White Houses: Neighbourhood Stroll

Singapore’s colonial history spans nearly 150 years. Beginning in January 1819 with the arrival of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar to set up a trading post on behalf of the British East India Company, and culminating in the events of September 1963 when Singapore joined Malaysia.

The vestiges of this era can be seen in much of our architecture, including colonial bungalows known as black & white houses.

Fort Canning Walking Tour
Fort Canning Revealed: Tombs, Ramparts & Reservoirs

Lush and green, Fort Canning is one of Singapore’s most historic places. Reflecting over 700 years of history, from the heyday of the Malay kings of Temasek until the British arrival in 1819, the hill was a seat of power. Now it’s an urban park—a veritable green island in the heart of the city. Come along on a treasure hunt and discover Fort Canning’s many layers of history!

Joo Chiat Walk Shophouses
Joo Chiat & The Peranakans: Pastel Shophouses & Rainbow Tiles

Nothing beats getting up close and personal with sights and flavours of Joo Chiat, one of Singapore’s most eclectic and interesting neighbourhoods. Come along to discover some of many treasures and capture the colourful and magical charm of this area.

Naturally Nature Walk Singapore
Naturally Singapore

Dubbed “City in a Garden,” Singaporeans are naturally proud of the island’s greenery, which benefits from our location just above the equator. Singapore’s tropical climate is ideal for trees, plants, and flowers to flourish.

We have an abundance of flora and fauna all over our island in four nature reserves and more than 300 parks that sprawl across Singapore. They are enhanced by an island-wide Park Connector network linking major parks, nature areas and residential estates for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists.

Orchard Road & Emerald Hill Shophouses
Orchard Road Stories: Emerald Hill & Other Hidden Gems

The name “Orchard Road” conjures up visions of gleaming shopping, office and apartment towers, filled with glitzy shops, glamorous hotels and high-end restaurants run by celebrity chefs. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there’s a rich history lurking around today’s Orchard Road.

Saris Sultans Shophouses Sultan Mosque Kampong Glam
Saris, Sultans & Shophouses

Dynamic Little India, Kampong Glam and Chinatown are Singapore’s original trio of ethnic neighbourhoods with enduring traditions showcasing a vibrant past, but also thriving on reinvention.

We passionately believe a walking tour through these ethnic enclaves is essential in the discovery of the island’s history, culture, art and architecture.

Jewish Tour Oxley Rise Rabbi
Synagogues & Singapore Pioneers: Jewish Heritage

Join us on a wonderful journey to discover the fascinating story and rich heritage of Singapore’s Jewish community. Our tour brings you through some iconic Jewish buildings including at least one of our two synagogues and sites with Jewish connections.

WW2 Japanese surrender sign at City Hall
WWII: 75th Anniversary Japanese Surrender Tours

This year we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII so it is a good time to learn how it all came about and reflect on the many ways it impacted Singapore.

So often we associate these words with the ignominious surrender to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, but the surrender by the Japanese on 12 September 1945 is an equally important date in the story of WWII in Singapore.