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“Fun heritage tour. ITS FREE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Singapore Footprints

Singapore Footprints
Singapore, Singapore (Little India)
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Owner description: There will be no tours on the 20th & 21th September 2014 due to Road Closure for Singapore Grand Prix Formula One Night Race. Singapore Footprints's free guided walks will allow participants to marvel at the modern developments around Marina Bay and venture off the beaten track on a cultural trail to appreciate how the different races and religious communities co-exist harmoniously in our multi-racial society. We call ourselves the "Walkaholics", a group of passionate students from Nanyang Technological University, committed to running these volunteer walks through our city, every weekend, rain or shine! Every Saturday and Sunday, 4:15pm, Raffles Place MRT Exit B, come on down and walk with us!
Ottawa, Canada
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“Fun heritage tour. ITS FREE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

i like to explore a city on foot and this tour,guided by local university students did a great job. within 2 hours, i get to understand the history of Singapore and witness the colonial change. and whats more, the students were great story telller as compared to other paid travel agent land tours that I attended previous years ago. the students really care about your presence in the group and i enjoy interacting with the locals. At the end of the trip, they introduced me to local food. Tips are optional, and they do no force it on us too. But I appreciate their service and gave what I think they deserve.

Very personalised tour and I greatly recommend it. I also has the opportunity to make friends with other participants.

Visited March 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The 1st thing you should do in Singapore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This is a free guided walking tour of "central" Singapore - tip whatever level you feel is appropriate. Run by a group of graduates in their free time on the weekends. They're all up on their history and after 2 hours you'll feel like you've got Singapore all mapped out (physically & culturally) and are ready to head off and explore on your own.

When my partner and I went on this tour we were the only ones and our three lovely guides took turns talking on the areas about which they new the most. An excellent, informative, personable and enjoyable tour.

They have taken the concept from (excellent) free city walks in Europe and I wish them the very best in growing their new tour in Singapore.

Highly recommended!
Chris

Visited May 2012
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SingaporeFootprints, Owner at Singapore Footprints, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
Hi Chris,

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation for our guided walks through Singapore! It is with such strong support and encouragement that we are motivated to run these walks week in week out, and be it rain or shine. It was a pleasure for the 3 of us to show you and Hazel around our city centre too!

We wish you much fun and a safe trip in your travels to South America in the next few weeks!

Cheers,
Desmond, Sherilyn, Ryan
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Kiel
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A refreshingly different perspective”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

To the hapless traveller, Singapore might seem quite superficial – given its relativly short history. The guys from Singapore Fortprints (calling themselves "Walkaholics") are here to help. Each weekend, on Sat and Sun, three hosts (might be more, it's a big group of friends anyway) will conduct a tour through the historic center of SG and point out Interesting sights and background stories. Sticking with them until the very end of the tour is highly recommended, as well as picking their brains. This is one of the rare opportunitys to get a good glimpse under the hood of SG, not to be missed. And – it's free.

Visited April 2012
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“A really enjoyable time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Did a stopover in Singapore for 2 days and found out about the tour from the backpacking hostel. Decided to give it a try since its free and it seems like they cover quite a few interesting places.

The guides
From what I understand, this tour is run by a group of students and every tour has 3 guides. They are all very friendly and helpful. Some of them are very funny and they really know a lot about Singapore.

Attractions/places of interest
I learnt a lot about Singapore's history, manage to get a lot of beautiful pictures of Singapore (include marina bay sands, esplanade, City hall and a lot of museums).

Duration
The first part of the tour lasted for 1hour 15 mins, i would advise any tourist to wear walking shoes and bring their water bottle because it can get tiring. Important to travel light.

My overall experience was a pleasant one, I really appreciate the students for bring me around Singapore. If I have a chance to, I will definitely revisit Singapore again and bring my friends along to this tour.

Their operational hours
Every saturday and sunday
1st tour: Singapore river tour, 415pm at Raffles place mrt Exit B.
2nd tour: Bras Basah Tour, 6pm at bras basah Mrt

Visited March 2012
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“Fun & interesting free walking tour that covers both popular and off the beaten track attractions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is ideal for the budget traveller - the walking tours are run every Saturday and Sunday by a few undergraduates from a local university, and supported by a local statutory board the National Heritage Board.

They do 2 consecutive routes from the late afternoon to evening, one around the Civic District (though they claim it to be along the Singapore River) and one through the Bras Basah/Bugis area. Briefly covers places of interest like the popular Marina Bayfront and Esplanade to lesser known buildings like Armenian Church.

If you like heritage and want to find out more about Singapore's colonial past for a low price, do give this a try. The kids do accept tips however, which are meant to keep their project sustainable in the long run. They are pretty knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful, and they'll give you recommendations on good food and places of interest to see in Singapore.

You can visit their Facebook fb.com/SingaporeFootprints or main site www.singaporefootprints.com for more information.

Visited January 2012
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