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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

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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their brochure says “Excellent guides-cum-historians with in-depth knowledge of places other tours do not visit”. After taking the cultural tour with guide Wina then the Changi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Guam, Mariana Islands

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

their brochure says “Excellent guides-cum-historians with in-depth knowledge of places other tours do not visit”. After taking the cultural tour with guide Wina then the Changi WW2 memorial tour with guide Wui Wii I can definitely say that I fully agree with the statement. In addition I was impressed with their ability to connect with the tour pax and made... More 

Thank aslazaro1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Johnnz (sp?)was a great guide! She was happy and excited to take us around. You learn a lot more than if you wandered around on your own. I recommend this tour completely.

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I bought a three-day, unlimited walks pass on line before travelling to Singapore. It was a great investment. We managed to fit in 4 walks on the first two days before heading out to see things on our own after that. The tours we did were: Sultans of Spice (A Kampong Glam Walk in the Arab Quarter)... More 

Thank JoH883
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so very glad that we went on this guided tour. We had been told by locals that this was a must see but had no idea what it was. We were guided by Lena and she was excellent . If we had tried to do this on our own we would have gotten very little out of it.... More 

Thank Carol H
Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed a number of walks - Chinatown, Singapore River... I am most appreciative of close-up, personal and hand-on information. Kudos to Helena Poon! She is earnest and on point. If you are interested in seeing Singapore and hearing from local experts, you would enjoy these easy few hours walks.

Thank Annie S
Montgomery, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a three day pass on their website and did the two World War II tours (Fog & Fire and Changi Museum) as well as their Chinatown and Little India Tours. We enjoyed the World War II and Chinatown tours very much and the tour guides were top notch, especially Helena (Fog & Fire) and Joo Ling (Chinatown). Unfortunately... More 

Thank CalDen2012
SingaporeWalks, Marketing & Communications Executive at The Original Singapore Walks, responded to this review

Dear Callie Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed 3 out of the 4 tours you went on. With regards to the tour Dhobis, Saris and a Spot of Curry™, we would first like to apologise that you felt that the group size was too big. As we pride our tours as a... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour of the Original Singapore Walks on the 23rd of October was led by Nancy and we had a very entertaining and informative evening indeed. From the beginnings of what is called Chinatown today with its crowded shop houses and rather miserable sanitary conditions, to the migrant workers and the opium 'saloons', and the dozens of brothels / cathouses... More 

Thank Ernst D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife, a friend and I took this tour on a recommendation of a colleague - and we are very glad we did!! Having walked through China town several times in the week before, we were blissfully unaware of the rich cultural and tragic history of the area... Shahul was out tour guide and he is fantastic - knowledgeable and... More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My wife and I had taken the 'Red Clogs Down the Five-Foot-Way - A Chinatown Walk'. Our guide was Joo Ling who is one of the best guides we've ever experienced for such a tour. Her experience and knowledge gave us an insight in the live of Singapore behind all the office buildings. Her enthousiasm and humor just simply puts... More 

1 Thank Danny W
Geraldton, Australia
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271 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As a result of taking a tour earlier in the week with a guide from this company, I decided to take on another as I was keen to visit the Changi Museum. I have read a lot myself already I enjoyed the tour, but missed a lot while the guide (Joo Ling?) was talking as the bus was driving-I found... More 

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