Secret Singapore
Read the Book,
See the Sites

Discover hidden Singapore based on the new best-selling book, “Secret Singapore,” by travel writer & heritage lover Heidi Sarna and heritage blogger Jerome Lim. We’ve designed a series of walking tours that explore some of the fascinating secrets Heidi & Jerome have uncovered plus some hidden gems Jane & her team have added to the mix.

“Secret Singapore” uncovers 160 secret and forgotten places and things all over Singapore, including in the Civic District, Fort Canning & Bras Basah. To help you uncover the secrets, we’ve designed a trio of 2-hour walking tours of these areas.


Secret Singapore Civic District
Civic District

Our “Secret Singapore” tour of the Civic District includes some little-known corners of the Fullerton Hotel and the hidden backstory of two heritage bridges which span the Singapore River. We’ll show you an often overlooked little elephant with royal lineage, a secret cemetery with tombs of 19th century pioneers, and much more!

Secret Singapore Fort Canning
Fort Canning

Our “Secret Singapore” tour of historic Fort Canning and its foothills will uncover the many layers of this fascinating hillock where much of Singapore’s early story took root. We’ll check out an old lighthouse that helped guide ships into the harbour in the first half of the 20th century and also learn more about an imposing memorial to a young child. Follow us to a pair of mid-century gateposts that mark a Singapore institution that was once so very important, and nearby, to a 19th-century bell with a prestigious pedigree. And more!

Secret Singapore Bras Basah
Bras Basah

Our “Secret Singapore” tour of the Bras Basah area will shed light on some pieces of the past you’re probably not aware of, from an elaborate building façade that once housed an early 20th-century car dealership to the place where a prison and an expansive laundry production line once stood. We’ll show you a gorgeous old copula where the rich and famous used to gather for the view of the nearby racecourse, after which we’ll explore the back story to the colourful Albert Street area ending with the story of Judaism and Catholicism in Singapore. And much more!