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Ruby Dot Trails

46 reviews
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 Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
7 reviews
$49.21 per adult
Uncover the Gems of Little India Singapore: A Feast for the Senses
$49.21 per adult
Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
2 reviews
$49.21 per adult
Small Group Walking Tour: Singapore Up Close
1 review
$49.21 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i had a wonderful time with Shal during our tour, She fed us with detailed information that matched our expectations. She was so patient and had all the time to answer every question we asked with smile. I highly recommend Shal and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our time with Shal. The tour was paced so well and we learned so much. Shal is both informative and friendly - we felt like we were getting to learn from a really smart friend. Both my husband and I left the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Shal was terrific to work with from the beginning - given the short length of our trip to Singapore, I'd started to think it might not be possible to find a tour guide / company with sufficient flexibility to accommodate our wish to visit KG...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alissa P
Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hello Alissa and Ray, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) I really enjoyed meeting the both of you - you were real troupers through your jet lag - and I'm glad to...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Brought a group of 7 foreign guests on this walking tour. They enjoyed both the history of the area and the enthusiasm of our guide Shal, who was also nice enough to make a few tweaks to the usual itinerary in order to accommodate our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edwin M
Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Edwin! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind compliments and recommendation :) It was a pleasure to meet you and your guests and I'm glad that, as a local, you got to learn something new too....More

Reviewed July 14, 2018

My wife and I were recently privileged to have completed the 4 walking tours of Singapore available through Ruby Dot Trails. They were all fantastic. During each tour our guide, Shalini, shared her intimate knowledge of the various ethnic and social groups that make up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello Grahame and Lynn, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful and thoughtful review :) It was lovely to meet the both of you - truly enjoyed your company and our conversations over the 4...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018

I bumped into Shal from Rubydottrails with my mother because we mixed up the days with another tour company. We were lucky we did because the tour with Shal was so nice. She explained everything really well, in such a good way that my mother...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dorothea M
Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hi Dorothea, I'm so glad that you bumped into me that day... as it meant I got to enjoy your company and meet your family on 2 tours :) Your daughter is my youngest guest ever, and she was an angel to have on tour...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

We really enjoyed our morning with Shal guiding us around the many sights of the Kampong Glam district in Singapore. Shal was a fund of knowledge about the history and culture of the area and its place in the wider context of the development of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hello John and Diana, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and also for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) It was a great morning out for me as well - I enjoyed your company and being 'sidetracked' as that made...More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I am a local Singaporean who booked a kampong glam tour to go with my HK friend. Shal is very friendly and helpful. She is well prepared for the tour and gave us lots of information on Kampong Glam. Really informative and enjoyable tour. Thank...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peggy_Tan168
Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Hello Peggy! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your compliments and recommendation :) It was a great morning out - enjoyed your company and our conversations over the tea break too. See you again soon for another tour...More

Reviewed December 15, 2017

A great walking tour of a precinct that is perhaps overlooked but with a very knowledgeable guide and in a small group there is a lot to discover. Walking along the original and renewing streets, going in to the mosque and even the small cemetery...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Hi Edwin and Debra, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your recommendation :) It was a great morning out - I enjoyed your company and our conversations too. Happy holidays to both of you and my best wishes...More

Reviewed October 31, 2017

I had just under 24 hours in Singapore, on business for research purposes, and was fortunate enough to be recommended Shali by a colleague. The morning walking tour was both informative and fascinating. Shali was extremely helpful and a perfect "host to the city". My...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Ruby Dot Trails, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Hi Si Thanks so much taking the time to share a review on Trip Advisor - very happy to hear you found the tour fascinating and informative :) I hope you'll plan another trip to Singapore in the near future with your wife so you'll...More

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