We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Original Singapore Walks

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: D'Centennial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 6325 1631
Website
Improve this listing
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!

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$28*
and up
Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour
More Info
$45*
and up
Singapore at Night: Cultural and Historical Tour of Chinatown
More Info
$27*
and up
Explore Chinese Mythology: Haw Par Villa Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 327 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Changi WWII and Battle for Singapore tours

Great tours if you have any interest in the history of Singapore. If not why not?! it's fascinating, but these war times were tragic. Knowledgeable and friendly guides and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Louise H
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Singapore

Add Photo Write a Review

327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tours if you have any interest in the history of Singapore. If not why not?! it's fascinating, but these war times were tragic. Knowledgeable and friendly guides and very educational. I learned a lot from these trips, recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Louise H
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A* rating for Wima, the guide who took us through Little India yesterday. She built easy rapport with her group - every name remembered! - and was informative, pleasant and personable. The walk was well planned, took a good pace, and was an excellent introduction to this important sector of Singapore's history and current life. Several of us were 60+... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris W
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on our saltans spice walking tour of Kampong Glam. We took our children aged 9 and 11 and they also really enjoyed themselves. The guide shares her knowledge of growing up in the area, whats happened to the area and why. She also bring alive the "royal family" story of singapore and shares all she... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank metootravel15
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was hands down the highlight of a quick visit to Singapore mid-January - and it almost didn't happen. I picked up a brochure for the Original Singapore Walks at the hotel concierge and the walks looked interesting. No reservations required, I showed up at the location and time noted for the "Red Clogs" Chinatown tour - no one showed.... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Michael D
Fraser Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is really no need to book but it is a good idea and MAKE sure you turn up on time as they leave exactly on time. We did the Little India walk and the Red Light district walks. Wished we had done more. They are extremely informative. Do not do the Red like Walks if you are concerned about... More 

Helpful?
Thank von s
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did two tours, The Fog of War and Changi Prison. Transportation was by coach and each one included a museum. Our guides Helena (Fog of War) and Wina (Changi Prison) kept our attention for more than three hours with their gripping portrayal of the fall of Singapore and experiences of internees and POWs. Their passion and incredible knowledge was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Willyama1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour with my family. Our guide Helena was outstanding. Her knowledge of her topic was in depth, she was able to convey images of Singapore in 1942 in an engaging manner and she was extremely friendly & helpful. She involved my teenage boys in her tour, speaking directly to them, remembering their names and relating events to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kelli L
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed waking tour Secrets of the red Lantern on January 8th with my daughter! it was amazing experience with guide JOANNE. she is friendly, nice, gave us a lot of details, information about things we never saw before. everything was properly organized. we have been a small group of 5 people, and i was afraid that i may be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tille2016
South West England
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helena took us on a half day tour of Changi Prison, Chapel, Museum, the Johore Battery and the beach. She was amazing. Very informative and passionate. Learnt a lot.

Helpful?
Thank CazzieD
Gulf Breeze, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Time of Empire colonial district walk was a perfect introduction to the 'Original Singapore Walks' for me. The entire tour was very near my hotel and the sites we visited were short distances apart. Our guide Carol, the Enchanted Dragon, was impressive throughout with a thorough knowledge of the history and culture. She was always attentive to the each... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Scott G

Travelers who viewed The Original Singapore Walks also viewed

 

Been to The Original Singapore Walks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Original Singapore Walks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?