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The Real Singapore Tours

Singapore, Singapore
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About The Real Singapore Tours
Our tours are creatively designed and led by professional guides who are champions of Singapore culture. With Guided Experiences and Activity-Based Touring, our Tours for the Thinking Traveller seek to fuse the heart and soul of Singapore together with fresh insights.
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Ong PC wrote a review Yesterday
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An interesting and fascinating food walk! Living in the east, I drove passed the colorful Geylang Road often but never explored. Our guide, Tony, shared the rich history and stories of the wealthy and the poor, with walks and sights through shady lanes and corners, of dark wealth and of people in the dark. The food stops were good with plenty to eat and to stuff, haha. Thank you, Tony, for an interesting, eye opening and educating walk!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Terry Y wrote a review Oct 16
Singapore, Singapore304 contributions48 helpful votes
The name of the tour aptly describes the area of the tour - Geylang, a designated red-light district with its own liquor laws. Being a Singaporean, discovering the history and culture of the area was fascinating and our guide Tony Tan was a fantastic historian giving insights into the orang laut, trade activities of 2 rivers and Singapore’s 1st Airport, to name a few. Why Salvation? Early migrant workers from China, Malaysia and Thailand settled in this area and brought with them their culture and religion which explains the presence of clans and places of worship. The area is also well known for its food galore - just check out the traffic at midnight! Whichever topic may interest you, the juxtaposition of food and people is enough to say that I had an enjoyable evening walk.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from tonytan1, Manager at The Real Singapore Tours
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you Terry for joining us on this tour of Geylang. Look forward to swapping more stories of other neighbourhood with you. :-)
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Winnie W wrote a review Oct 16
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Tony Tan, our tour guide for the Sins & Salvations: A Geylang Food Walk tour on 16/10/20, was able to give an articulate account of the rich historical heritage of Geylang Serai in a way which injects great value to the tour. That made up for the slight disappointment of the durian draw as we had been drawn to this tour basically because of the offer of Mao Shan Wang durian. The alternative was not as good, though satisfactory.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from tonytan1, Manager at The Real Singapore Tours
Responded 6 days ago
:-) Thanks Winnie and Philip for joining us on tour. My apologies that there were no mao san wang durian that day as its very late in the season. Nevertheless I hope that your family had a nice time
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Isni K wrote a review Oct 7
Jakarta, Indonesia16 contributions13 helpful votes
We had Sin & Salvation Geylang food walk in early October, we’ve been living here for several years and still the tour managed to bring the new perspectives and historical depth to existing reputation of the area. The variations of dishes were very delicious, we’ve found the new spots where to eat next time. Overall it’s very recommended as an alternative for you who wants more than just mainstream activities.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Hans Nasemann wrote a review Sep 2020
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We enjoyed the tour very much, a warm welcome, insightful stories, plenty of delicious food and an option to skip the Durian! Even after a long time in Singapore we learned again something new and can only recommend Tony and the tour to visitors and residents!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from tonytan1, Owner at The Real Singapore Tours
Responded Sep 12, 2020
Thank you Anna for attending our tour of Geylang. I'm so glad you enjoyed the insights to this neighbourhood and to living in Singapore! Look forward to seeing you on our other tours!
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