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The Original Singapore Walks

#5 of 124 Tours in Singapore
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Address: 100 Lorong 23 Geylang No 07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
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+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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US$41.93*
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
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US$23.13*
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
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US$27.47*
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Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking Tour

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Fort Canning & Battle Box Tour

Went on a tour of Fort Canning and Battle Box on Feb 7 conducted by a friendly and knowledge guide Joanne. The tour overall was enjoyable and we had a great time throughout.  Will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a tour of Fort Canning and Battle Box on Feb 7 conducted by a friendly and knowledge guide Joanne. The tour overall was enjoyable and we had a great time throughout.  Will definitely recommend all visitors to Singapore to try out this tour which you can sign up for at the Battle Box visitor centre, as it should... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of Graves, Guns and Battles tour was absolutely fantastic, our guide and friend Sharul was brilliant in his knowledge, friendliness and overall presentation of all he took us through. From the history of Fort Canning park, which included the spice garden and a chance to smell and taste the spices at a restaurant in the park, to the history of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I are frequent travellers to Singapore, and no trip would be complete without at least one Original Singapore Walk. This January, we took the Kampong Glam tour, hosted by Carol Joy, and the WWII Changi Tour, hosted by Helena. Both guides made their subjects come alive with a wealth of knowledge and historical information. The Walks were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did three walks (Changi WWII; Of Graves, Guns & Battle; and Haw Par Villa) on a three-day pass, which was absolutely worthwhile. A shout out to my guides Carol, Shahrul and Geraldine, for the wealth of information and for telling the stories behind the attractions so engagingly and with so much energy. Due to my personal interests, I enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four tours were: Little India Walking Tour, Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour, Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour, and Chinatown Morning Walking Tour. All were worth it without exception. All the tour guides (Joanne, Sharul, Carol, and Helena) were quite knowledgeable about Singapore's history and multi-cultural background. The Little India Tour (conducted by the very passionate Joanne... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We did the Changi WW11 tour which was extremely fascinating. The museum is well laid out and our guide was able to highlight and talk about the main items of interest including experience from her family. There is little else to see outside of the museum as most of the sights have been destroyed for various reasons. But to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Used this company twice on way out to Australia and on our return stop over as they were so good. First time we took the Little India walk which was a full morning, visiting temples, vendors and food market. Its a great way to explore the streets and see the hidden gems at the same time to learn about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was an excellent way to discover another side of Singapore. Unfortunately it was an extremely hot day and three hours of walking was difficult. Geraldine was an excellent guide and introduced the group to many of the stories and history of the city planning, architecture and culture, she was very knowledgeable and helpful in responding to questions and queries.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I undertook the WWII Changi War Trail and Museum tour with Joo Ling as our guide. She was incredibly knowledgable and communicated very well with all of us. The information she provided was an excellent balance of historical fact mixed with the personal perspectives of a local Singaporean. The sites that we visited, including the Museum, were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Kampong Glam tour was available on the day we visited, and it was a great way to discover more of the history of Singapore, particularly the Malay people and culture. Our guide was delightful and very accommodating to all the attendees. There were several "shopping stops" along the way which were somewhat canned but fine (no hard sell), and... More 

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