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The Original Singapore Walks

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Address: D'Centennial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 6325 1631
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most...
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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Amazing "Secrets of the red Lanterns" tour

Highly recommendable if you want to see some different spots of Singapur. Our guide Nancy was amazing and the tour even includes a little surprise :) A little pricy though (55... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Highly recommendable if you want to see some different spots of Singapur. Our guide Nancy was amazing and the tour even includes a little surprise :) A little pricy though (55$), but worth it.

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Loughrea, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great way to see a different side to Singapore . Very interesting to the backstory to a slave trade, opium culture and prostitution that all seem so at odds with clean and shiny veneer of a unique modern city. You should spend the 3 hours with sharun. Well worth it. Denise Barrett

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

we joined this tour as part of our Singapore airlines stopover holiday package. we did the Little India walk. The guide was very good, very informative and full of information and tips. We really enjoyed the visit to the Hindu temple, the great tip about where to buy the BEST samosas (for $1.50,,,make sure you add the tamarind sauce available)... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife, 9 year old daughter and I went on the "Red clogs down the 5 foot way" Chiantown walking tour today. The guides name was Joo Ling and she and the tour were excellent! Insights into the Chinese history of Singapore and visits to temples, medicinal shops, alleyways and wet markets were an eye opener that we would have... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fantastic tour of Little India by Helena, lovely and knowledgeable guide. This really enriches any visit to Singapore and you will learn so much more than exploring alone. I still recall all the gems of information from this tour. Helena ensures that you stay in the shade and it is not at all exhausting to walk around. Loved it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Both the Secrets of the Red Lantern and the War Trails by Changi Museum were conducted with a wealth of local knowledge and the tour guides were exceptional in the comunication and presentations.The Red Lantern was unusual and enlightining and the War Trails was very, very moving. Our thanks go out to Sharul and Joanne.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very informative walk about history of migration to Singapore, including all dark sides. Facts you probably will not find in any book. Our guide - Sharul had a very good talent to tell us all the stories in simple way. Highly recommended walk. Thank you Sharul for all your informations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Together with my friend & her 8 year old daughter, we signed up for the 3 day Pass which is a really a great deal as it took us to 5 interesting places. Although we are Singaporeans and have been to those places, we still found it very entertaining, & a very insightful walk. Even my friend's daughter enjoyed places... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Through Fog and Fire. Entertaining and very insightful walk conducted by Helena. Certainly set the record straight on the 1942 battle for Singapore. Helena is a very passionate historian and was very easy to talk to. Would never have known of many of the places we were taken to. Great to learn more of the history of Singapore, wish I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I went on the Secrets of the Red Lantern tour with Sharul last Friday. Definitely good fun, informative, above and beyond expectations. The tour starts in Chinatown with a introduction to the lesser known and shadier past of the area. Then we hopped on a bus get to Geylang, known as an area with good food and being Singapore's red-light... More 

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