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The Original Singapore Walks

D'Centennial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore (Downtown Core)
(65) 6325 1631
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Ranked #8 of 175 activities in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the... more » Owner description: The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the city’s best-kept secret places. You name it, we have it. Since 2003, the Walks led by an eclectic bunch of researcher-guides have taken locals and travellers alike off the beaten track, and entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city. Pre-booking not necessary! « less
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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took the Dhobis, Saris and a Spot of Curry, A Little India Walk tour with Carol last Wednesday. This was the third tour we have taken with Singapore walks and this tour met and exceeded our previous experience. Carol was very knowledgeable of the history, cultures and traditions of Little India and was very patient with our many questions.... More

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Melbourne
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This tour was very interesting and informative. Our guide Carol was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. I Highly recommend this tour.

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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Wonderful way to look at some history and current social activity of the seemingly clean and modern Singapore. The tour is a hands on - including a taste - of the seedier underbelly of Singapore past and present. Walking through the past and present red light districts in a safe group with an informative tour guide was an excellent way... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were REALLY disappointed by this tour after all the rave reviews on TripAdvisor. And of the 12 people on the tour, at least six of us discussed together how bad it was, so it's not just that my friend and I are fussy! For the price ($55/pp!), we really felt we'd been ripped off. We even bonded in our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I took the Changi WWII trail. A very informative tour and as our guide mentioned can get emotional for some. You'll get to know some of the most gruesome facts about WWII in Singapore, and how the locals had suffered and survived during those days. Our tour guide talked a lot, and majority of our trip was spent inside a... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I wanted to visit the Changhi as I felt I could not come to Singapore and not pay my respects to all the people that make our lives today possible I found your tour brochure by chance and was so pleased I did our tour guide was Carol and luckily for us there was only a few people on the... More

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SingaporeWalks, Tour Operations Assistant at The Original Singapore Walks, responded to this review

Dear Eve, Greetings from Journeys! Thank you for taking your time to write a review on Trip Advisor for our walks. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself on the Changi WWII™ tour with Carol. Carol would like to thank you for being such a pleasant participant on the tour. Please do not feel bothered that you have answered her... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We signed up for this tour because it was part of the available sites using our Singapore tourist card. We were so surprised at how professional and thorough this tour was, no wonder it has such an excellent rating! We did the Chinatown tour and got to visit several temples and have many traditions explained for us, we took a... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Signed up for The Original Singapore Walks - Changi World War 2 tour conducted by Carol, a very capable and passionate Singaporean guide. She delivered a very detailed, balanced history of the war in Singapore from on a very human perspective covering all the ethnic civilians and soldiers. This is a story that has been buried and painstakingly uncovered by... More

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SingaporeWalks, Tour Operations Assistant at The Original Singapore Walks, responded to this review

Dear Michael S, Greetings from Journeys! Thank you for taking time to complete a review of our walks on Trip Advisor as well as recommending this tour to the public. We are glad that you have enjoyed the Changi WWII™ - A Changi Museum War Trail. We have notified Carol of your compliments and she was so happy to hear... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For the past six years I have been going to Singapore on business. It's not hard to see beyond the big banks and major international corporations and full the pull of the past. Unlike many of its' neighbors, Singapore actually embraces and preserves a significant part of its' colonial history. But it's very easy to spend your whole time in... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We discovered this company on our last trip to Singapore - we did the Red Clogs and the Colonial Tours with Helena on that trip, both of which we enjoyed very much. This time we went on the Changi Tour with Wina as our guide. Again the guide was informative and and very professional. Wina has a very good knowledge... More

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