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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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Interesting, fun and informative

Our guide was Shar who was enthusiastic and very informative. The tour was thoroughly enjoyable and showed a different side of Singapore we never thought existed. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our guide was Shar who was enthusiastic and very informative. The tour was thoroughly enjoyable and showed a different side of Singapore we never thought existed. The tour took you through Chinatown and Geylang. You are provided with historical and current stories that provide you with an insight into Singapore's history and Singapore of today. Definitely consider this tour next... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We took the Changi Tour with Original Singapore Walks on the recommendation of our son who rated it very highly. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Carol, was friendly and most informative. She obviously had a deep interest in the events of WWII in Singapore and although I had read a little about the history she really brought it all... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

My parents and I did the ww2 trail and Changi museum tour and were so impressed by our guide Shar. He was informative and very passionate. I definitely recommend this tour.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I loved these walks so much I did 4 of them. Wina on the "little india tour" was amazing! Sharul's knowledge on the Changi memorial tour was outstanding. I have forgotten her name but the lady on the sultans of spice tour was lovely! Im excited to about to go on my 4th right now! This company is a must-use... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A most well spent afternoon with a hugely informative and engaging tour guide Sha. Whereas I did have a vague idea of what had happened in Singapore during WWII, our guide really brought this to life. It's amazing just what the human spirit can overcome. Highly recommended.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I bought a 3 day pass prior to arriving in Singapore , money well spent & money saved , recommended if you have the time. I did 5 walks , China Town , Little India , Kampong Glam & both War Trails . I enjoyed all the walks , the guides - Lye nak , Nancy , Hemlata & Joanne... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just back home in Australia and had to say what a tremendous experience on the Heritage Walk on Monday,13/04/2015. What a FIRST Class guide CAROL was. Her knowledge and personality, as well as enthusiasm was a delight. You are priviliged to have such a delight to guide tourists around Singapore. Would recommend the walk to anyone,especially if Carol was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went on the prison tour with Wei Wei. She was a brilliant guide, so informative and compassionate. A heartbreaking place but amazing to see the resourcefulness and the resolve of the prisoners. Tour has the advantage of taking you to Changi beach and Johore Battery as well as the prison which you wouldn't necessarily be able to do on... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The walking tour of Kampong Glam (the Malay-Islamic Quarter) was great. It was easy walking and lasted almost 3 hours. No-one felt rushed and we had plenty of time to look into a number of local shops, the Sultan Mosque and a museum (former royal palace). Our guide was knowledgable and happy to chat with everyone and answer their questions.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I did the tour of Little India. Overall, definitely worth it. It was a nice combination of information, sights and experiences - hearing about the history of the area, seeing the wet market and a temple, and being given samples of various food items. As well, the guide Wina was very upbeat and friendly, full of energy and happy to... More 

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