Tuesday Walk: Tanjong Pagar - 23 April - Fully Booked
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Tanjong Pagar - 23 April - Fully Booked

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar means “cape of stakes” a name that reflects its origins as a fishing village. But there is even more picturesque account of the naming inspired by a local legend. Join us on this new tour to discover who were the early inhabitants of the area, how in the second half of 19th century the area developed into a busy harbor to become a maze of towering offices…….

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Black & White Houses Tour
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Education - Sat 27 April
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Education - Sat 27 April

200 years of Education in Singapore—Madrassas & Convent Schools to World's Top Math Scores

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage….. 

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Jazz, Wine & History Evening at Black & White House - Fri 3 May
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz, Wine & History Evening at Black & White House - Fri 3 May

Join us for a very special music and history evening in one of our heritage Black & White houses in central Singapore. Hosted by the resident of this small but beautifully formed home, you'll learn about its history with Jane, who will lead short tours of the house. Music - & lots of atmosphere! - will be provided by James Flynn and his band.

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Discovery Walks: Katong & Joo Chiat - Sat 4 May
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Discovery Walks: Katong & Joo Chiat - Sat 4 May

Small group discovery walk of Katong & Joo Chiat

Among the various ethnic enclaves, the Peranakans are undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most colourful and distinctive communities. In Singapore, the Peranakans are mainly a mix of the rich cultures resulting from the marriage of early Chinese traders and local Malay and Indian women…….

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Tuesday Walk: Chinatown to Duxton - 7 May
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Chinatown to Duxton - 7 May

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The Hills & Plains of Chinatown, from Blair to Duxton

Singapore is no Mount Everest, but there used to be more hills than we see today; many having been levelled as Singapore has developed, with the earth moved and used in Singapore's ongoing land reclamation. Chinatown in particular used to be quite hilly back in the day, comprised of a handful of hillocks as well as flatter areas called "plains," low-lying expanses near the coast that stretched to the sea……

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Maria Hertogh History & Literary Walk - 8 May
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Maria Hertogh History & Literary Walk - 8 May

Finding Maria — The Maria Hertogh History & Literary Walk inc Meet the Author

We bring you a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of literary heroes from the books of Dawn Farnham, a very international lady who although now living in Australia, spent 12 happy years in Singapore, working as a Friends of the Museums volunteer docent, guiding in ACM and the Peranakan Museum……….

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Serangoon North Village & Lunch - Thur 9 May
May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Serangoon North Village & Lunch - Thur 9 May

Off-the-Beaten-Track Cultural & Foodie Adventure: Serangoon North Village including an Amazing Home-Cooked Lunch

Even the origins of its name Serangoon are shrouded in mystery — was it named for the Ranggong, the Malay name of a bird found around this area, or the noise of the drums and gongs used to scare tigers away....? We shall never know ……

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Straits Quartet Literary Walk - Fri 10 May
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Straits Quartet Literary Walk - Fri 10 May

The Straits Quartet Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour

We bring you a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of literary heroes from the books of Dawn Farnham, a very international lady who although now living in Australia, spent 12 happy years in Singapore, working as a Friends of the Museums volunteer docent, guiding in ACM and the Peranakan Museum.

The Red Thread is the first book of her Straits Quartet, a passionate and best-selling series of historical fiction set in19th-century Singapore………

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WW2 Themed Literary Evening in Seletar - Fri 10 May
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

WW2 Themed Literary Evening in Seletar - Fri 10 May

Come and join author and scriptwriter Liz Coward at her delightful Seletar home where she will share the story of her acclaimed World War Two memoir, Blood and Bandages. Over a selection of cheeses and a glass or two of wine (included in your ticket), Liz will describe the incredible work of the RAMC’s field ambulance and the moving story of one of its nursing orderlies, William Earl.

In addition, we are offering a special WW2 tour later in the year which will explore how medical care was provided coming up to and during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in early 1942. More information about this will be available at the Literary evening on May 10.

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Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - Sat 11 May
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - Sat 11 May

Nature Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Come and join another of our monthly Naturally Singapore Walking Tours. Our very experienced and knowledgeable guide Ed also guides for NParks and the STB and he’ll take us through the historic Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) on an approximately 3-hour walk. Time permitting we’ll go “next door” to Hindhede Park to look for colugos (aka, flying lemurs)…….

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Black & White Houses Tour - Sat 11 May Sold Out
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Sat 11 May Sold Out

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Tuesday Walk: Kampong Glam - 14 May
May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Kampong Glam - 14 May

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Kampong Glam

Explore the eclectic district of Kampong Glam, the heart of Singapore’s Muslim community, and one of our most authentic neighbourhoods where you can still see and feel 19th-century Singapore. This is where the Malay Royalty once resided among Javanese, Sumatrans and Arabs, as well as Chinese and Indian communities, all of whom left their mark in different and fascinating ways……..

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Religion - Wed 15 May
May
15
9:15 AM09:15

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Religion - Wed 15 May

200 Years of Keeping the Faith in Singapore—Temples, Mosques & Churches

On this specially-curated tour, see the area where many of our immigrants first landed, kissed the ground to give thanks for their safe arrival, and almost immediately built their houses of worship. Come hear their tales of faith, how they worshipped and gave thanks, and how they continue to preserve those religious beliefs and traditions to this day…..

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Emerald Hill Walking Tour - Thurs 16 May
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Emerald Hill Walking Tour - Thurs 16 May

Come & discover the history & stories behind one of Singapore's most beautiful enclaves. Situated a stone's throw from Orchard Road, it's like a little oasis of tranquility!

Discover the old railway track, and a little jewel of a Chinese temple, & hear your guide's personal memories of this fantastic conservation area.

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The Armenians (including a drink at the Raffles Hotel) - Fri 17 May
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Armenians (including a drink at the Raffles Hotel) - Fri 17 May

Meet Our Communities: The Armenians inc an optional drink at Raffles Hotel

Travellers visiting the bustling city-state of Singapore may not be aware of the great impact made by the Armenians, one of our smallest minority communities. They have left a legacy incommensurate with their numbers………

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Tuesday Walk: Fort Canning - 21 May
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Fort Canning - 21 May

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Fort Canning, Cannons, Cannonballs & Buried Kings

Fort Canning is a microcosm of Singapore being witness to and reflecting over 700 years of Singapore’s history. From the heyday of the Malay kings of “Temasek” until British arrival in 1819, the hill has been the site for the seat of power. It’s been instrumental in the island’s trading economy; it has had military aspiration and witnessed some of the most dramatic events of Singapore’s past……..

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Black & White Houses Tour
May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Shakespeare and the B&W House, An Evening with Author Julian Davison - Tues 28 May
May
28
6:45 PM18:45

Shakespeare and the B&W House, An Evening with Author Julian Davison - Tues 28 May

Prices: S$85 / ticket

After many years of friendship, Julian and Jane are delighted to be working together on a topic of mutual interest — the beautiful colonial heritage homes of Singapore, known as Black & Whites.

Julian needs little introduction as he is well known as the author of several books on Singapore's heritage buildings, including his very popular Black & White……….

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Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 4 June
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 4 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat

Among the various ethnic enclaves, the Peranakans are undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most colourful and distinctive communities. In Singapore, the Peranakans are mainly a mix of the rich cultures resulting from the marriage of early Chinese traders and local Malay and Indian women…..

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Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 Jun
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 Jun

Bicentennial Special Tours - Part 1: FROM SUMATRAN KINGS TO STAMFORD RAFFLES

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage……

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Bicentennial Tours: 200 Years of Women  - Thur 6 Jun
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tours: 200 Years of Women - Thur 6 Jun

200 Years of Women's Lives in Singapore

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage.

It is against this historical backdrop that we offer a look at the world of women in Singapore over the past two centuries…….

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"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk -  Sat 8 Jun
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk - Sat 8 Jun

"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour

The first of a series of historical fiction books about Singapore's early days, Forbidden Hillis an imagined but faithful account of Singapore’s transition from sleepy fishing village to major trading center in the years between 1812 and 1836. While invented characters and purely imaginary events are woven in, the core of the story actually occurred and a great many of its cast were real personalities in those rough and tumble times of early Singapore………

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Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 Jun
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 Jun

Seletar is synonymous with flying, from 1928 as a flying Royal Air Force station (RAF) Seletar and also as Singapore's first international airport.

In addition to exploring its role in the defence of Singapore, we will also discover its history, its geography, its rural pre-RAF days and of course its modern role as an Aerospace hub……..

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Tuesday Walk: Bras Basah - 11 June
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Bras Basah - 11 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The Architectural & Religious Riches of Bras Basah

Come with us to explore our island's oldest neighbourhood, and learn about the early pioneers who helped shape Singapore's future. Discover the rich tapestry of the Waterloo Street arts precinct, a small but vibrant area that is emblematic of Singapore's cultural and religious diversity…….

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Black & White Houses Tour
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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A very special (Singapore) Movie Evening - 15 June
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

A very special (Singapore) Movie Evening - 15 June

At our very special event, you'll take in the iconic, indeed nostalgic ambience of what was once known as the Hollywood of South East Asia while sipping wine courtesy of Through the Grapevine.

Jane will be on hand to give a short account of the history of Singapore's film industry . She will tell the story of a young aspiring actor named P. Ramlee who, at these very studios, made his mark as an actor, singer, songwriter, award-winning movie producer and director, and became Singapore's first big star and heartthrob……

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Tuesday Walk: Botanic Gardens - 18 June
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Botanic Gardens - 18 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The History & World Heritage of the Botanic Gardens

A testament to Singapore’s reputation as a City in a Garden, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) became the third one to be listed as a World Heritage Site, after Kew Gardens in England and the Padova Gardens in Italy. It is also Singapore's first World Heritage Site……..

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Architecture - Sat 22 June
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Architecture - Sat 22 June

200 Years of the Development of Architecture, from Neo-Palladian to Futuristic including Jane's favourite building in Singapore
Price $90 / ticket

Singapore is a feast of architectural styles and heritage, from classic European influences to ultra modern designs inspired by great minds in Asia and the Middle East.….

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Tuesday Walk: Little India - 25 June
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Little India - 25 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Little India - Stories of Temples, Vice, Cattle & Spice

Explore the heart and soul of Singapore’s Indian community—Little India. The heritage district associated with vibrant colours, the fragrance of flowers and spices, and an eclectic mix of houses. But on this tour, you hear not just about its present-day vibrancy, but also its early days of cattle slaughtering, horse-racing, baby delivering, and more ……

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Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience 26 June
Jun
26
7:15 PM19:15

Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience 26 June

Experience the interior of a Chinatown shophouse in a most unique way through a dramatic soundscape. Relive old Singapore and discover the many lost and forgotten practices and art forms of Chinatown’s vibrant community.

"Chinatown Crossings" is brought to you by Drama Box, and based on Charmaine Leung's book, "17A Keong Saik Road" about her childhood in this still lively neighbourhood.

Our evening will finish with a meet the cast session over a cup of Chinese tea.

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Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 July
Jul
2
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The Colours of Chinatown
Price S$75 / ticket

This walk weaves in visits to the diverse houses of worship on South Bridge Road, one of Singapore’s “harmony” streets, and also home to goldsmiths, herbalists and more. We wind our way through the heart of Chinatown to see old shophouses, a former Cantonese opera theatre, a traditional wet market, and the famous Buddha Tooth temple……

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Crazy Rich Asians - Wed 3 July
Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Crazy Rich Asians - Wed 3 July

If you haven’t gotten your fix of Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) — and who has!! — join our unique "In the Footsteps of Crazy Rich Asians" tour. We’ll take you to some of the wonderful real sites featured in Kevin Kwan's best-selling book and just-premiered blockbuster movie as well as places that inspired the storyline and characters…..

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Black & White Houses - Fri 5 July
Jul
5
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses - Fri 5 July

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases………

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Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 9 July
Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 9 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat
Price S$75 / ticket

Among the various ethnic enclaves, the Peranakans are undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most colourful and distinctive communities. In Singapore, the Peranakans are mainly a mix of the rich cultures resulting from the marriage of early Chinese traders and local Malay and Indian women…..

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Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience - 11 July
Jul
11
7:15 PM19:15

Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience - 11 July

Experience the interior of a Chinatown shophouse in a most unique way through a dramatic soundscape. Relive old Singapore and discover the many lost and forgotten practices and art forms of Chinatown’s vibrant community.

"Chinatown Crossings" is brought to you by Drama Box, and based on Charmaine Leung's book, "17A Keong Saik Road" about her childhood in this still lively neighbourhood.

Our evening will finish with a meet the cast session over a cup of Chinese tea……….

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Tuesday Walk: Tiong Bahru - 16 July
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Tiong Bahru - 16 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Tiong Bahru
Price: S$75 / ticket

Touted as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue, ‘Singapore’s hippest hood’ by CNN and by locals as one of the most happening, everyone loves Tiong Bahru's old world charm.

Visiting this quaint neighbourhood, you immediately notice an intriguing mix of old and new…..

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Tuesday Walk: Treasures of Orchard Road - 23 July
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Treasures of Orchard Road - 23 July

The name “Orchard Road” conjures up visions of gleaming shopping, office and apartment towers, filled with glitzy shops, glamorous hotels and high-end restaurants run by celebrity chefs. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there’s a rich history lurking around today’s Orchard Road.

We’ll show you the fascinating known nooks and crannies that bear testament to its earlier years as an area dominated by plantations, farms, and yes, orchards plus 19th-century colonial-era homes and buildings that survive today! …….

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Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 30 July
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 30 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Historic Civic District

Explores the impressive colonial-era buildings of Singapore’s historic Civic District—including the beautiful Fullerton Building (former General Post Office), the National Gallery (former Supreme Court & City Hall buildings), the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Victoria Concert Hall & Theatre, and the Arts House (former Parliament building)……

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Black & White Houses Tour
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - Sat 17 Aug
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - Sat 17 Aug

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism
Price $80 / ticket

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage…….

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 Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour -  28 Aug
Aug
28
9:00 AM09:00

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour - 28 Aug

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour, Including Sampling!

What makes Tiong Bahru unique? So many things! Beyond its architecture, history and urban layout, we believe it's the neighbourhood's appetising and multi-course food heritage that make Tiong Bahru so special!

Join us as we get a taste of life in the area from its beginnings as an SIT housing project, to its heyday as a glamorous "Den of Beauties!" Walk through gardens that supplied "wartime kitchens," and take a bite out of food items that were common during the Japanese Occupation……..

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Black & White Houses - Sat 14 Sept
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses - Sat 14 Sept

Award winning Black and White Houses Tour

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……..

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Black & White Houses Tour - Thur 17 Oct
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Thur 17 Oct

Award Winning Black and White Houses Tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……….

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Black & White Houses Tour - Wed 13 Nov
Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Wed 13 Nov

Award winning Black and White Houses tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……..

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Modern Architecture Walk Marina Bay - Sat 20 April
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Modern Architecture Walk Marina Bay - Sat 20 April

Singapore's Tallest and Newest: A Modern Architecture Walk around Marina Bay

Come with us to discover more about Marina Bay's iconic architecture. 

Starting at the Red Dot Design museum, we will explore the area, a walk which offers some impressive views from each side of what is fast becoming one of the worlds most iconic city-scapes, with the historic Fullerton Bay hotel on one side, the Theatres By The Bay on another, the Marina Bay Financial District on the third, with the impressive MBS hotel, shopping and casino complex to complete the square…….

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Crazy Rich Asians - Thur 18 April
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Crazy Rich Asians - Thur 18 April

If you haven’t gotten your fix of Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) — and who has!! — join our unique "In the Footsteps of Crazy Rich Asians" tour. We’ll take you to some of the wonderful real sites featured in Kevin Kwan's best-selling book and just-premiered blockbuster movie as well as places that inspired the storyline and characters…..

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Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour - Thur 11 April
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour - Thur 11 April

** Fully Booked **

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour, Including Sampling!

What makes Tiong Bahru unique? So many things! Beyond its architecture, history and urban layout, we believe it's the neighbourhood's appetising and multi-course food heritage that make Tiong Bahru so special!

Join us as we get a taste of life in the area from its beginnings as an SIT housing project, to its heyday as a glamorous "Den of Beauties!" Walk through gardens that supplied "wartime kitchens," and take a bite out of food items that were common during the Japanese Occupation……..

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Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 9 April
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 9 April

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Historic Civic District

Explores the impressive colonial-era buildings of Singapore’s historic Civic District—including the beautiful Fullerton Building (former General Post Office), the National Gallery (former Supreme Court & City Hall buildings), the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Victoria Concert Hall & Theatre, and the Arts House (former Parliament building)……

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Art - Sat 6 April
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Art - Sat 6 April

200 Years of Art in Singapore, from sketches to sculptures

This Bicentennial Art walking tour will explore the places captured on the canvasses, and in the lenses, of our colonial artists & early photographers, and compare these with the same places today.

Highlights include: Fort Canning Park, the National Museum, the Singapore River, the Padang & the National Gallery….

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World War II: Part 1, The Invasion - Sat 6 Apr
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

World War II: Part 1, The Invasion - Sat 6 Apr

Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore".

Visit WW2 sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the Landing Beaches & Battlefield Sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore…….

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2 Tour Package: World War 2 - Sat 6 & Sat 13 April
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

2 Tour Package: World War 2 - Sat 6 & Sat 13 April

Package for 2 Tours : Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 April

Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore".

Visit WW2 sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the Landing Beaches & Battlefield Sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore…….

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Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 April
Apr
2
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 April

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The Colours of Chinatown

This walk weaves in visits to the diverse houses of worship on South Bridge Road, one of Singapore’s “harmony” streets, and also home to goldsmiths, herbalists and more. We wind our way through the heart of Chinatown to see old shophouses, a former Cantonese opera theatre, a traditional wet market, and the famous Buddha Tooth temple….

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Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 26 March
Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 26 March

Tuesday Small Group Discovery Walks: Katong & Joo Chiat

Among the various ethnic enclaves, the Peranakans are undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most colourful and distinctive communities. In Singapore, the Peranakans are mainly a mix of the rich cultures resulting from the marriage of early Chinese traders and local Malay and Indian women. Their love of colour, patterns and sheer drama is evidenced in their material culture (for instance, their colourful beading and clothing styles) and in their beliefs as well……

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Bukit Brown: Tales of Sook Ching & Qing Ming
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bukit Brown: Tales of Sook Ching & Qing Ming

Join us for a pre-Qing Ming walk around the iconic Bukit Brown cemetery, the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China, with Claire Leow, co-founder of "All Things Bukit Brown."

It has been 76 years since the Sook Ching massacre, when some 50,000 Chinese men were murdered by Japanese troops in the early days of their Occupation in 1942. Hear the stories of personal bravery and sacrifice as well as those of communal action taken by the ordinary folk who pulled together in the wake of the shock of the Allied surrender and under the brutal reign of the Japanese.

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Swoop In for a dedicated Bird and Animal Watching Tour at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Swoop In for a dedicated Bird and Animal Watching Tour at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve

Our very experienced and knowledgeable guide — a bird expert who guides for NParks and the STB as well as for Jane’s SG Tours — will take our bevy of feather fanatics and tweet seekers through the delightful Sungei Buloh Wetlands in the northwestern reaches of Singapore. Our guide will point out areas and wild creatures of particular interest, including many species of our winged friends. And keep your eyes peeled for tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers and other plants and animals that live in the mangroves.

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Masala Mash-Up on Emily Hill: An Evening of Indian Culture Under the Stars
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Masala Mash-Up on Emily Hill: An Evening of Indian Culture Under the Stars

Stimulate your senses through the colourful, mesmerising delights of India without leaving the Little Red Dot.  

Escape to Emily Hill, a little gem of a historical house tucked away amidst the lush greenery in and around Mount Emily, one of Singapore's few remaining hills.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage. 

Raffles brought with him a detachment of Indian sepoys and it was due to them that the first hospital was built on this island — a military hospital located cheek-by-jowl to the barracks. Thus began the evolution of Singapore's Western-inspired medical services to the high level we see today in contemporary Singapore.

What sort of medical treatments would one have undergone in 19th-century Singapore? More importantly, where could one have gone to obtain such medical aid? And whom would we have met there?

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