Singapore’s dynamic ethnic neighbourhoods with enduring traditions showcase a vibrant past, but also thrive on reinvention. Discover history, heritage, art and architecture as your guide walks you through narrow lanes, awakening your senses.
This tour takes you to two very different old quarters of Singapore—Little India and Kampong Glam. These two neighbourhoods were conceived in Sir Stamford Raffles’ 1822 Master Town Plan created to help the immigrants from different communities settle and thrive in a new land.
Little India – Be mesmerised by the vibrant colours of the silks and gold, the wafting smells from the incense and curries, and hypnotic clangs of the temple bells. You’ll discover that this was actually the second place Indian immigrants settled after abandoning their first allotment next to Chinatown. Why? Join us and find out!
Kampong Glam – It was envisioned as a Malay enclave divided into three sections in Raffles’ Town Plan: one for the Sultan, one for the Arab traders, and one for the Bugis settlers. Today, Kampong Glam retains much of its traditional flavour. But, the area has also grown to become one of Singapore’s most bohemian and hippest areas bursting at the seams with cafes, bars, and clubs sitting alongside the golden Sultan mosque and adjacent heritage centre.
Meet your guide at Little India MRT, Exit E (intersection between Race Course and Buffalo Roads
Totally satisfied with both the organisation beforehand and the delivery on the day.
Our tour guide Lim was great!
Would highly recommend Jane’s Tours!
The Explore Ethnic Enclaves Tour was well organised, professional, interesting and fun!!
Our guides, Lim and Rachel were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and so willing to share!
Can’t recommend highly enough, would book another tour with Jane 👌🏽
Really enjoyed the walking tour of Little India run by Jane’s SG Tours. Our tour guide was Bibi- a lovely warm friendly lady who has lived in Singapore for over 30 years. Very interesting walk around the area. We all had earpieces to hear her commentary which worked really well. Would recommend this type of tour to any solo travellers as you meet the loveliest people on them as well as learning lots of facts you would never find out on your own.
Singapore’s dynamic ethnic neighbourhoods with enduring traditions showcase a vibrant past but also thrive on reinvention. Discover history, heritage, art and architecture as your guide walks you through narrow lanes where your senses of sight, sound and smell will be awakened.
‘Kampong Glam & Little India Main Image’ – Photo Tamarind Living
‘Kampong Glam & Little India Street’ – Photo Heidi Sarna
‘Little India Figure’ – Photo Tamarind Living
‘Kampong Glam & Little India round windows’ – Photo Heidi Sarna