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The Original Singapore Walks

#3 of 105 Tours in Singapore
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Address: D'Centennial Building, 100 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 6325 1631
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most...

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!

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WWII Changi Walk

Excellent guide, Helena, very knowledgeable and passionate for her subject. Informative and clear in her relating the stories of suffering and endurance. All very efficient - and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent guide, Helena, very knowledgeable and passionate for her subject. Informative and clear in her relating the stories of suffering and endurance. All very efficient - and contrary to expectation far less walking than anticipated! Thank you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Changi Tour with our walking host - Helena. She was fabulous. Her knowledge, passion, pride and delivery made for a wonderful tour. Helena spoke from the heart and included her family history into the talk. It was fascinating and informative because you knew that Helena was talking from personal experience and information handed down from her... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took this tour after reading James Clavell's King Rat, a novel about the time he spent in Changi prison. I was hoping for a much more in depth tour of Changi, but this is not what I got. Instead we went to the Changi Museum, which is a very sombering portrayal of life in the prison -- not bad,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a Changi WW11 War Trail tour with this company and booked thru Viator. Our guide Helena met us as arranged on time. We were taken by air conditioned coach to many sights around Changi where we stopped, went for short walks and were given informative information. Tour finished with a visit to War museum. Our guide was happy... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Secrets of the Red Lantern tour with Nancy as the tour guide. An easy walk around Chinatown with fascinating history that most people don't expect from Singapore. Nancy is perfect as the host, and does a great job in telling the stories. Also we got assesses to the Heritage Museum in Chinatown and a... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The blend of Arab in the streets of Singapore Good shopping and awesome food from the Middle East. The beauty of the ancient mosque. Great place to hang around walking

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you are thinking of taking three or more of their tours, the best way is to purchase a three day pass. We went on their Chinatown tour (Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way) with Helena, who gave us a wonderful interesting tour. The ¨Through Fog and Fire¨ tour gave us an interesting and thoughtful perspective of Singapore´s fall... More 

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Kyneton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Our daughter gave us a 3 day pass as a Christmas present which turned out to be the perfect gift. We had to cancel our visit in March but Lena arranged to transfer our pass to our next visit in May which we greatly appreciated. We visited Chinatown, the background to the Battle for Singapore, Little India, Changi WWii, Sultans... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Took the Changi WWII tour and the Battle of Singapore tour ('Thru Fog and Fire"). Both were outstanding. Met an air conditioned coach at Pasir Ris Metro Station for the Changi tour and at the National Museum for the Battle of Singapore tour. Tour guides Helena (for Changi) and Wina (for Singapore Battle) were nothing short of amazing. Both had... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

A great little walking tour around Kampong Glam to learn about the Muslim community in Singapore. It was full of history and interesting little pieces of information. We visited the Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre

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