Chinatown is bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional markets and shops as well as chic bars and cafes. You can admire the beautifully preserved heritage shophouses and explore food streets with their many hawker stalls.
Amongst the many highlights of this walking tour will be a tour of the Thian Hock Keng temple dedicated to Ma Zu Po, the Mother of Heavenly Sages and the protector of sailors. This temple is a winner of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building. Here you will learn about the lives and religions of Chinese immigrants in 19th century Singapore.
You will also visit Ann Siang Hill, hidden green space behind the row of shophouses for a quiet stroll. Plus you can enjoy a 3D bird’s eye view of Singapore’s central district with one of the world’s largest architectural model in URA City Gallery.
After learning how to order local coffee (Kopi) and enjoying a short break, you will walk along famous hawker stalls on the Smith Street, one of the best places for authentic Singapore dining. Throughout the tour you will discover a real lifestyle of local and interesting stories behind.