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!
When booking the tour you can purchase the new best-selling book “Secret Singapore,” by travel writer & heritage lover Heidi Sarna heritage blogger Jerome Lim. This is as an ‘extra’ during check out for the special price of $25. Your guide will then bring along any copies ordered on the day of your tour.
Meet your guide 15 mins before the tour starts at:
Dhoby Ghaut MRT exit A
As a resident of Singapore, I feel lucky to have been able to take advantage of more tours with Jane’s Tours than I can count. I particularly love the Tuesday walks exploring the different distinct areas of Singapore…including Tiong Bahru, Kampong Glam, Geylang and The Botanic Gardens to name a few. Jane and her team are knowledgeable without being over -facing; interesting in the telling of local stories and fun to be with… Every tour is a winner!
I am very impressed with these tours and I have done 6 so far. When I book a stay in Singapore, I check Jane’s calendar for my next experience. The groups are small, the guides are well informed and the itineraries are well thought out. I have discovered an interest in places that I have previously walked past. I look forward to learning more about the varied parts of Singapore.
I have been on many of Jane’s SG Tours and Events and every one has provided not just show and tell, but real insights into the architecture, the culture and the people. I have lived in Singapore for over 20 years and am well read about its history, but still find Jane’s Tour Guides provide me with insights and information of which I wasn’t previously aware. The research that is behind many of the activities is clearly immense and I particularly love hearing stories about the people who lived in the places we are seeing.
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.