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The Original Singapore Walks

#5 of 125 Tours in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 100 Lorong 23 Geylang No 07-01, Singapore 388398, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6325 1631
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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If you love stories, you'll love this.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 1 February 2017

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 7 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent way to avoid buses of crowds. This was the second tour I'd taken with Original Singapore Walks. I love the fact that the guides have been locals. It adds so much to the story. The Chinatown tour is super!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I took three of these walks during a recent week long stay in Singapore. Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam were the walks that I chose. Each of them had an excellent guide, (Hemlata, Wina and Gerladine) we learned a lot of history of the area, we stopped at iconic sights, we stopped at various shops that were representative of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I met Helena at Bugis Station. She is an excellent guide! Helena began to point out interesting buildings as soon as the walk began. The reason I liked Helena so much, is because she spoke a lot about history - rich, human stories from years ago. It was very much like walking through a story book. Wouldn't you know, I... More 

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