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The Original Singapore Walks

Address: D'Centennial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 6325 1631
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Ranked #14 of 304 Activities in Singapore
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 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!
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almeria
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118 reviews 118 reviews
6 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The organisation was good , the tour guide excellent - very informative , Chinatown superb . The red light section at the end was a complete waste of time - nothing much to see.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went on two tours, one in Little India and one in Kampong Glam. Both of them with the excellent guide Lye Nak. She was very knowledgeable and her explanations were clear and interesting. When I asked her where I could buy curry leaves seeds, she brought me some from her home the next day! I highly recommend these tours,... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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194 reviews 194 reviews
103 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went on three of the Original Singapore Walks using their discounted three day pass that I bought in advance online. All walks start at a metro station, but you need to find the right exit (there's usually a local map when you exit that can guide you to the right spot). The first walk I went on was Secrets... More 

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Helena our guide did an amazing job. We received a great overview of the Changi area and not just the museum/memorial, much more than we were expecting. Helena also added a personal touch which was quite endearing. Highly recommended.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I purchased the unlimited walks pass and went on four of them (would have been more had they not been closed on New Year's Day!). I must say that I enjoyed every single one of them. There was a teeny bit of overlap of information on two of them, but other than that they were very informative and should not... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was an enjoyable and informative 2-hour walk. Our delightful guide, Geraldine, regaled our small group with tales of Singapore’s Colonial past as we visited historic churches, Raffles Hotel and impressive public buildings. The stunning Supreme Court complex was a highlight, offering panoramic views of the Singapore River and the business district. The pace was gentle, with plenty of places... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you're interested in learning about Singapore's experience under Japanese occupation in WWII a, don't miss this tour. Unlike the company's other tours, this one requires advance sign up. We thought it was one of the most interesting parts of our trip to Singapore.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I really enjoyed my colonial Singapore tour (held Mondays). Our guide was charismatic and clearly cared a lot about her country, while also being happy to talk about contemporary issues of the nation. It was a great introduction to Singapore!

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Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been to Singapore many times and wanted to do something different. These walking tours are well organised, well priced and very informative. Our first tour was called Through Fog & Fire - The Battle for Singapore and our guide Wui Wui was lovely and extremely well versed on the history of Singapore. We travelled by bus to the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went on a "bus/walking" tour of the WW II sights with Carole Dragon as the tour guide. It was very interesting and look forward to another tour. As a lifelong Singaporean, Carole really provided some great insights and color. Highly recommend this group.

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