Join us on this small group walking tour of Toa Payoh (limited to 6 guests), the very first satellite town established by the HDB.
• As we stroll through the Toa Payoh town centre, you'll be amidst Singaporeans going about their daily lives. See how the design of the town centre includes a whole host of amenities to cater to the needs of the residents, and how the transportation hub provides seamless and comfortable connectivity to the rest of the island.
• Visit the headquarters of the HDB and learn about the Singapore housing story. Singaporeans today enjoy one of the highest home ownership rates in the world - a far cry from pre-independence, when we faced a severe housing shortage with half a million people in overcrowded slums and squatter colonies. How did we turn things around? The answer will be revealed right here.
• Explore a nearby public housing neighbourhood where you'll gain some insights into the habits and practices that are unique to Singaporean apartment-dwellers. The HDB doesn't just build homes, they build communities as well and we'll take a look at the features and initiatives that encourage community bonding.
• We'll take a break at a beloved local institution - a kopitiam (local coffee shop) where you'll learn how to order some local coffee or tea, like a real Singaporean!
During the tour, your guide will share interesting trivia about this town, for example, the 5 reasons why Toa Payoh is special, and recommend some local food specialties for lunch. You'll also receive tips to 'live like a local'.