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About Ruby Dot Trails
Ruby Dot Trails specializes in high quality, small group walking tours that uncover the Gems of Singapore. Exploring our vibrant neighbourhoods on foot gets you right up close with their sights, sounds & stories and is the most authentic way to get to know our city. What makes us different? We keep our groups small for a more personal & friendly experience. And we show you more - our smaller group sizes allow us to explore the nooks & crannies of our heritage areas which may not be included in a larger group tour. Our weekly join-in tours are a perfect way to see the best of Singapore - you'll get the feel of a private tour without the cost of a private guide. Join us for an unforgettable tour of our visitor favorites of Chinatown, Kampong Glam or Little India... OR go off the beaten track and get up close with the real Singapore with an enlightening and unique tour of our 'heartlands'.
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore

Explore one of Singapore’s most popular neighborhoods on a personalized small-group tour. Chinatown has a rich history, and is actually very multicultural. On this tour you’ll see this first-hand by visiting various temples and mosques. Your knowledgeable local guide will narrate the history of the bustling area, and you’ll get plenty of chances to ask questions and take photos.
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3 hours
from $50.90

Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore

So many Singapore walking tours cover the same old, same old districts. Not this one. Traveling in a small group of maximum six guests, follow your local guide through the streets of Kampong Glam. See sights from its past as the home of Malay royalty, like the Istana Kampong Glam and the Sultan Mosque, and discover its hipster present on trendy Haji Lane.
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3 hours
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Small Group Walking Tour: Singapore Up Close

This small-group walking tour of Singapore is an ideal trip for repeat visitors who have already seen all the ‘must-see’ sights and are looking to understand the city on a deeper level. Your local guide will take you to a public housing town to show how real Singaporeans live, eat, shop, and relax, away from the tourist attractions. Listen to stories about Singapore’s history and culture to learn more about the multicultural city.
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3 hours
from $52.39

Uncover the Gems of Little India Singapore: A Feast for the Senses

On this small-group walking tour (max. six participants) you’ll explore the historic and vibrant streets of one of Singapore’s most interesting neighborhoods, Little India. Visit temples, markets, and old shopping arcades full of Indian culture and color. As the tour is conveniently timed to end at lunch time, your guide will be able to show you to some authentic local eateries with delicious Indian food.
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3 hours
from $50.90
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Faith Oh wrote a review Aug 2019
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The tour guide, Shal, was very engaging and open with her stories and experiences. Even though I'm a Singaporean, I learnt more about Singapore on this trip and found the everyday landscapes painted in a new light with so much more meaning. I would definitely recommend this trip
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Hi Faith, lovely to meet you and thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and for your kind recommendation :) So happy to hear that the tour was able to provide you with new perspectives and meaning for the 'heartlands' of Singapore :) Take care and wishing you all the very best for your studies! - Shal
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Chenkai L wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions6 helpful votes
This walking tour was the highlight of our Singapore trip. If you want to get a more in-depth perspective on the real-life of Singapore and how the locals live, this is the tour for you. On the tour, Shal explained to us how the Singapore public housing system works, new
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded Aug 26, 2019
Hi Chen Kai and Min! It was lovely to meet the both of you and I would like to express my thanks for your wonderful review and kind recommendation - it really made my day :) I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour... providing an authentic and local perspective of the real Singapore is exactly what I was aiming for when I developed this tour. I hope you'll come back and visit Singapore again one day soon. Till then, my best wishes to both of you! - Shal
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Wendy S wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia9 contributions10 helpful votes
A good friend recommended Shal to us and we were not disappointed. Shal was not only knowledgeable but engaging too. Her knowledge of Malay history in Singapore was supported by a life led in Singapore. We enjoyed Shal’s willingness to be flexible when we were fading a bit in
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Hi Wendy, Tony and Luci, thanks so much for taking the time to share a review and for your very kind compliments :) It was a lovely to meet you and I enjoyed our morning out together as well. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Singapore. Till then, my best wishes to all of you - Shal
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Martin H wrote a review Mar 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom154 contributions43 helpful votes
There were just the two of on this tour with Shal. She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and showed us everything there was to see. She also showed us things of interest on the route that were not specific to Malay royalty , All of which were fascinating. Highly
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails
Responded Mar 23, 2019
Hello Martin and Kerris, thanks so much for taking the time to share a review and for your recommendation - it certainly made my day :) It was a lovely to meet you and I enjoyed our time together. Do come back and visit us again! Best wishes to you – Shal
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MJR wrote a review Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China3 contributions1 helpful vote
Shal was a great tour guide and gave us a really interesting and fun tour of the highlights of Chinatown. She is very knowledgeable about the area and kept us entertained for over 3 hours. The walk was at a perfect pace and included a break for us to have a drink and cool off. I
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails
Responded Mar 23, 2019
Hello Melanie, thanks so much for taking the time to share a review and for your very kind compliments and recommendation :) It was a lovely to meet you and your friends and I enjoyed our morning out together as well. I look forward to seeing you on another tour! Till then, my best wishes to you - Shal
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