Synagogues & Singapore Pioneers:
Jewish Heritage

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.

During this tour, you will gain insights into this close-knit community, and learn about the heartwarming and heartbreaking tales of the local Jewry. Learn about several colourful and prominent Jewish figures from Singapore’s early days and their contributions to Singapore’s development.

Tour highlights include the Mahalah, Singapore’s old Jewish quarter with its iconic buildings; the oldest synagogue in South East Asia, the Maghain Aboth in Waterloo Street, and the adjacent Jacob Ballas memorial hall; and the beautifully restored and sumptuous Chesed-El synagogue.

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Itinerary of Jane's Singapore Tours
  • Join your guide 15 mins before the tour starts
  • Meet opposite Elias Building
  • Mahalah & Elias & Ellison Buildings
  • Prinsep Street & Bras Basah Road
  • Maghain Aboth Synagogue
  • Dhoby Ghaut green (former Jewish cemetery)
  • End at Chesed-El Synagogue @ Oxley Rise
Map Location of Jane's Singapore Tours

Meet your guide opposite Elias building (outside Starbucks on 8 Wilkie road)

Private Walking Tour: Group size 1 to 6 guests with a personal guide (temporary during phase 2-3)
Mornings: 3 hours 9am-12pm
Contact us to change start time, for a Sunday tour
or to use SG Rediscovers Vouchers
3 hrs: SGD $450 1-6 guests
Please contact us to request a future 2022 tour date
Customer Reviews

Our customers say...

Celeste, SG
Rediscovering the Jewish Trail

With the Covid Pandemic travel constraints the wanderlust in me especially for history n culture, is looking at rediscovering Singapore.
I was recommended Jane’s SG Tours to satisfy the craving..my first ‘trip’ with it- rediscovering the Jewish Trail in Singapore was super satisfying – the planning; narration and visits to “sacred” enclaves left me craving for more.

I’m now a (Rediscover) “Singapore Girl” – thanks to Jane’s SG Tours – its are a great way to ‘walk around Singapore’

Encity, TripAdvisor
Superb Jewish tour

The Jewish tour was really intriguing and engaging, not to mention that our tour guide was absolutely lovely and made sure we were taken care of all along the way.

Very informative and fun tour!

sml-london, TripAdvisor
Beautifully constructed tour examining the Jewish side of Singapore

We have done many private tours in various countries and I can honestly say that Jane’s SG Tours gave us some of our best experiences ever! We were lucky enough to have Betty lead us on a beautifully constructed tour examining the Jewish side of Singapore. Her content was well researched and the style of delivery was totally engaging and kept me, my wife and my sons (two young adults) interested throughout the whole time. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to any other travellers.

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