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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 293 Activities in Singapore
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places...
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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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

During a recent visit to Singapore we participated in 2 walks offered by The Original Walks. The first was The Time of Empire led by Carol Joy and the second Through Fog & Fire - The Battle for Singapore led by Wui Wui. Both guides were excellent, related to the participants in each group and willingly shared their love of... More 

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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

During my 2 weeks stay in Singapore I joined in 3 walks: Little India with Hemlata; Red Clogs Chinatown with Nancy and A Campong Glam Walk with Carol. Thank you all ladies! You made every walk more than worthwhile. You all had a very personal way to walk around with us and made the tours very personal and interesting. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The Original Singapore Walks is the best way to enjoy and learn about this diverse city state. The guides are extremely knowledgable, mixing facts with anecdotes. I have joined two of their walks over the past four days and am very impressed by their guides. Will try to do all of the walks on offer, as I feel I am... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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