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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 #8 of 184 activities in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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Woodside SA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is not often you want to hear your tour guide speak for even longer than the allotted time, but Carol Dragon is an exception. I didn't know the history of Australia's involvement in Singapore beyond the knowledge that the experiences at Changi were horrific. This is such an informative, respectful and compassionate tour that I would recommend it to... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We did this walking tour with our brilliant, witty and very knowledgeable guide Hemlata on a lovely Thursday evening. We met outside the Asian Civilizations Museum, where we learned a lot of interesting stories, about the history and development of the area, and later about Raffles himself, as well as visiting some very lovely sculptures. The tour usually ends at... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We have done a number of Walk in London and, based on those experiences, tried the Singapore ones.. You can book from your hotel or just turn up at the entrance to the relevant MRT station where you meet your Guide. The history of Australia and Singapore came together very poignantly in World War 2, and we wanted to know... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I did this tour in July 2014, Carol was the tour guide and she was excellent. She gave an interesting historical perspective of Singapore and how things evolved over time until now. Really enjoyed the sights in Chinatown and Gaylang, which was backed up with some interesting and humorous narrative from Carol. I would certainly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took this tour on 11 July 2014 as we were on holiday from Scotland and the tour had been prearranged for us as a surprise. We were unsure what to expect but the tour was brilliant - a real eye opener. Our tour guide Carol made the tour even more enjoyable with her knowledge and her sense of humour.... More

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West Aussies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took two walks. These are great ways to see a city. You can just walk past buildings and monuments and only guess at the story or history without a guide. The Red Lantern Tour on July 11 with Carol was a great look back into Singapore's early days and a reality check on what still goes on today. It... More

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usa
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been on these tours in 2004, and just came back and did 4 tours over the last 3 days. The guides are arguably the best guides in the world. Engaging, unbelievably researched, great speakers. the guides enthusiastically bring history to life. secrets of the red lantern, cultured leopard, time of the empire, and the changi tour, were all... More

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NSW
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did two tours with this group. Our first was the Changi Tour which was an eye opener for us both. The information provided in a very quiet methodical manner was excellent. Our guide was an excellent speaker and had an interesting manner. The next day we did the one into the Muslim area with Lye Nak and she was... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On the 12th July 2014 I undertook the Changi Tour which covered the invasion and occupation of Singapore in 1942. Our tour/walk guide was Carol Joy Dragon (yes that is her real name) and I have to say it was the most memorable and interesting tour and passage of information that I have ever attended. Carol delivered her subject and... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took two walking tours during our time in Singapore. The first one was the Red Clogs with Helena. She was fantastic and very personable. The other one was the Secrets if the Red Lantern tour with Carol. Carol was awesome and ensured all enjoyed there walk.

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