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“So informative and interesting. Recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Original Singapore Walks

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 #15 of 287 Activities in Singapore
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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!
Sydney, Australia
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“So informative and interesting. Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A tip to start is get a 3 day pass online. You save but you have to want to do the tours offered on those 3 days because each tour is on a different day. We went on the colonial district walk and it set us up to better understand the fabric of Singapore.

Visited February 2013
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“Little India”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Geraldine, what a fantastic guide! From the temple to the garland making, had a fantastic morning. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone!

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“Wonderful Chinatown tour by Janet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour of the historic district and got an excellent sweep of history of the Chinese in Singapore. Our guide Janet was very knowledgeable, very funny and has great cross cultural skills. She relates very easily with Westeners having lived in the midwest of the USA for many years. She gave wonderful descriptions and showed great examples of the difficult life the Chinese had getting to Singapore and building their community. Complete with old photos from the past she brought each location we visited to life.

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“3 Informative Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were able to fit 3 tours into our short trip to Singapore. We enjoyed the Chinatown, Changi and Colonial District. With these tours we learned about the history of Singapore, became more familar with the different areas and had a chance to learn about the culture of the Singapore people. The guides were well informed about their areas. Each of our groups were large, but we never had difficulty hearing. On the bus trip back from the Changi tour, we had a chance to ask questions about everyday life in Singapore. We learned that all young males have mandatory National Service, the taxes on car ownership, and the system of tolls on busy streets.
We bought our pass on-line and saved!
Please note that all three tours were longer than the advertised time. The tour guides seem to enjoy their subjects and never rushed us. We had to leave the 3rd walk early to catch our cruise!

Visited February 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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“Walk, learn and enjoy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Did 2 walks so far this week, the Colonial District walk, and the Chinatown walk. Both guides were excellent, and gave a lot of background/historical information, that I would have missed, had I discovered the areas on my own. I can't wait to do the other walks as well!

Visited February 2013
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