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Singapore Duck Tour

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Explore Singapore on a 1-hour duck tour, known officially as DUCKtours®, which allows you to see city sights by both land and water. On ‘the duck,’ an amphibious military vehicle that was refurbished from World War II, you’ll drive around the city to check out attractions like the Fountain of Wealth and Singapore Flyer. Then hit the water to cruise past landmarks like the Merlion, Singapore’s famous statue that sits where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. Audio commentary is included.
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JeffLeong wrote a review Oct 2020
Singapore, Singapore3,260 contributions1,447 helpful votes
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After our lunch at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant in Joo Chiat Road, we walked to Kim Choo Kueh Chang in Joo Chiat Place to buy Nyonya dumplings and desserts. From there, we headed back to Joo Chiat Road and continued our walk to the area around Koon Seng Road to see the picturesque Peranakan houses. A few of the offices and shops along Joo Chiat Road have been restored to their lovely Peranakan heritage. But it is the buildings in the vicinity of Koon Seng Road that showcase the Peranakan houses with their lively, lovely and colourful facades and accent wall tiles. The efforts to detail the architectural facades and windows are worth a visit. The palette of complementary colours and shades is Instagramable. A visit in the cool early morning or late afternoon will provide nice facade lighting. We went after lunch and it was hot. Fortunately, clouds helped scatter the harsh sunlight. There are a few other nearby lanes that we did not explore and will do so in another visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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VRNPerth wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia164 contributions34 helpful votes
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We'd thought of having breakfast at Mr. & Mrs. Moghan's Paratha stall in Joo Chiat Road. Took a bus upto the end of SIMS street and then walked down to the restaurant. Its a longish walk. But along the beautiful and elegant Joo Chiat road it doesn't seem all that long. Especially in the morning before the sun is out in full force and you start perspiring heavily. The road itself is a narrow one, around the size of a normal suburban road. The houses on each side have been retained, either by design or by accident, I don't know. Some of these old houses have been converted into elegant hotels. Some into shops selling a variety of goods and services. You can see that most of these houses have been maintained and are in good knick. The old style wooden slats on their windows are operable. They are clean and not full of dust. The glass on some of the windows are clean and allow enough light in. Walking along the street and a couple of others running off it you can let your imagination run wild and get an idea of the kind of lives that these inhabitants lived, say around 40-60 years ago. Am posting a few photos of the buildings. Did not photograph any of the commercial establishments. Definitely worth spending an hour or so wandering this street and its side roads.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Manish wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore603 contributions52 helpful votes
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Katong and Joo Chiat are one of the main areas in Singapore where you can still have a taste of Peranakan lifestyle. The hint of Peranakan heritage can be found in rows of shophouses and residential houses that have accents that are distinctively Peranakan. These terrace houses on Koon Seng Road (near the intersection of Joo Chiat Road and Koon Seng Road) had been gazetted by Urban Redevelopment Authority for conservation. The main difference between the facade of old and now will be the colourful splash of colours on them. The final output looks like one of Peranakan favourite snack - the Rainbow Keuh Lapis. The houses are beautiful to look at with vibrant splash of colours and totally Instagram worthy.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Manny V wrote a review Apr 2019
Hong Kong, China328 contributions21 helpful votes
A true example of the Peranakan architecture! These houses are amazingly well preserved and so worth the visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Lidia K wrote a review Feb 2019
Szczecin, Poland69 contributions19 helpful votes
Beautiful, laid back place in the heart of metropolis that seems to never sleep. I have found myself travel back in time in this part of Singapore. Karong area is quiet, peaceful and still has so much to explore. Picturesque Peranakan houses are perfect to take selfies or instagram photos and a steoll along them is such a breath of originality. A must! Tip: go early for cooler weather, and have a classic Kopi in red Heavenly Wang bakery.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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