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Betel Box Tours

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Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road | Betel Box Backpackers Hostel, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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Our tours are creatively designed and led by professional guides who are...

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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Deliciously sinful!

This is my first time on this tour (3rd time on Betel Box tour). Another wonderful tour! I learned so much about the delicious food in geylang and the seedy side as well! I have... read more

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my first time on this tour (3rd time on Betel Box tour). Another wonderful tour! I learned so much about the delicious food in geylang and the seedy side as well! I have lived in SG for several years now and had no idea about the "sins" right on my doorstep! Gwee Leong is very knowledgeable! Highly recommened... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an outstanding tour with betel box tours, in addition to tours, food stops were outstanding, what a great day we had with Gwee Leong Woon outstanding tour guide , very knowledgeable all things Singapore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Leong was very knowledgeable about the history of Chinatown, which made the tour quite interesting. We enjoyed the food and learned the etiquette of the hawker centers. The wet market tour was quite interesting. Highly recommended tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was very interactive and tour guide (Leong Woon) was very informative, knowledgable about Singapore and considerate to the tour group. After the tour, we got to learn so much more about Singapore's culture and heritage. Food recommended was great! Highly recommended !! Thank you so much for the amazing tour.!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very immersive tour as it covers not only the history of the area but also Singapore as a whole. VERY FUN because we can see the fresh food in the market and later get to sample it at a hawker center. Tour is also well paced as the food stops are nicely spaced out in between visiting some of Chinatown's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were looking for a walking tour of Singapore that involved sampling local food and this certainly ticked that box as well as providing a fascinating insight into the history of the Geylang area. Our guide, Leong, was knowledgeable and friendly but be warned, you spend a long time on your feet so make sure you turn up rested (and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I joined the joo chiat food walk tour. The guide was really knowledable and friendly. I learned the culture, history of Singapore and sampled many different local food. I would definitely recommend it to others!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A really worthwhile wander through the history of Singapore, the local customs, magnificent temples and of course the food. From an early morning coffee stop with eggs in the MTR station, to an exploration of a wet-market this was the best way to get to grips with the city. A visit up a local tower block offered great views, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fantastic tour with right combination of culture, singapore history, local information and food. We had two teenagers as part of our group and they thought all fabulous and came away with quite a bit of knowledge. Our tour leader Leong was exceptional - a great time had by all.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went on the Sins and Salvations Geylang Food Walk and it was fantastic. It was so interesting to see a side of Singapore that you never see in the tourism brochures. Our guide Leong Woon was very informative and knew a lot about the area and Singapore as a whole. Would recommend to anyone looking to see a different... More 

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Geylang
Only a short journey from Singapore’s sparkling and polished city centre, Geylang is a world away. Here in one of the least touristy areas of Singapore, visitors are privy to an unfiltered glimpse of Singapore life. On Sunday afternoons, migrant workers gather in Geylang to let off steam after a tough week. At the eastern end of Geylang Road, families and friends happily enjoy picnics. By contrast, at the western end, a more colourful side of Singapore can be seen, as street workers mingle with Sunday revelers in outdoor coffee shops. Take a friend, grab a beer and a local meal (frog porridge, perhaps?), and settle in to enjoy the show.
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