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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 #10 of 194 Activities in Singapore
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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... 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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Melbourne, Australia
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420 reviews 420 reviews
179 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a great way to learn about the history of Singapore, from the perspective of the Chinese Community. The walk is 2.5 hours, at a reasonable pace, but it's not onerous at all and there are lots of stops. Our guide, Geraldine, is particularly aware of finding cool places in shade to rest. The route covers several historic points... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We took a trip today with Original Singapore Walks, we did their CHANGI WWII™ - A CHANGI MUSEUM WAR TRAIL tour. This isn't exactly a walking tour as you take a coach from Pasir Ris MRT to the Changi Museum and Chapel. It was a good tour though, our guide Wina was very knowledgeable. The museum and Chapel are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

My son has just turned 18 and what a better way to take him with us to this secret Singapore walk with Mrs.Dragon in Chinatown and gaylang street!it was like reading a book with a mesmerising story unfolded by Mrs Dragon.as they say good books are secret doors!thank you very much Carroll for beautiful narration of book called"secrets of red... More

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Athens, Greece
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We did the monday tour on the colonial and British area. The guide was very informative and gave us a great tour. The best part was the visit to the top of the high court!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went on the End of Empire battlefield tour with the original singapore walks. It was a truly amazing experience and one I would recommend to anyone. our guide Helena was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour lasted 3.5 hours and was jam packed with information. It involved some walking but there was a bus to take you from one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We joined this tour to view sites we had read about and were not disappointed. Our tour guide Mina was excellent, being highly knowledgeable in her subject matter, informative and very personable. The tour covered a number of major sites - Fort Canning, Labrador Park and Kranji War Cemetary yet never felt rushed. A highly recommended tour for history buffs.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Among my best experiences in Singapore. The guide was a young lady whose surname was Dragon ( I apologize with her if I haven't spelled it well) She was very kind, she was relly well trained, she explained us the history of Singapore, she told us many interested things, some hidden curiosities and she was able to answer all our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Helena conducted our walking tour through Chinatown and she did a great job of presenting an overview of the Chinese experience in Singapore. If you want a structured experience with good historical perspective, well worth your time, even in the rain.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the first walking tour ever for me in a foreign country.. The tour started well and was overall informative but there were remarks given by the tour guide, Ms. Hemlata (The Time of Empire), which were really uncalled for in a multi cultural group. These remarks were derogatory and condescending towards Indians in general. Also, no other country... More

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SingaporeWalks, Owner at The Original Singapore Walks, responded to this review

Dear Neeti Virmani We are very concerned about your comments as well as those made by your husband, Rajeev M, below and have started investigating the matter. You say that our guide Hemlata made racist remarks in her tour commentary, however you don't explain what those remarks were. We are genuinely puzzled, for in our over ten year history in... More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I bought the 3 day pass & was able to participate in 4 walks which worked out to be very good value. The guides were very friendly & well informed. It was great to see Singapore of the tourist trail. I would highly recommend these tours to anyone travelling to Singapore & wanting to learn some history about this very... More

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