Guided Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour
|On this guided Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour, discover things that surprise even the locals...|
Singapore Chinatown is a great place to explore - delightful secret places, awe-inspiring religious treasures, quirky Chinese goods, and more.
The guides from Summer Footprints Pte Ltd invited me to go on their guided Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour. And I was humbled to re-discover a place I thought I knew quite well.
Yes, go beneath the surface. Peel off the layers. And you won't see Singapore the same way again...
Highlights of This Singapore Chinatown
The Dark History of Early Chinese Immigrants. In the 19th Century, Chinese men challenged destiny and braved the 'southern seas' for a better life. They arrived in Singapore - only to take on back-breaking jobs, live in dirty quarters, and eventually become addicted to opium.
On this Singapore Chinatown walking tour, go on-site, re-visit this slice of Singapore history, and hear the complete story.
Nanyang Coffee Stall and Museum. Why do some Singaporeans insist on the regional version of the cuppa (Nanyang coffee)? Enjoy a cup of Nanyang coffee on your guide, and see how it is different from your premium latte or cappucino.
Buddhism De-mystified. Buddhist devotees from the region donated their gold ear-rings, bangles, bullions and family heirloom - amounting to 320kg of the real McCoy! Just why did they do such a thing?
The gold was smelted and turned into a masterpiece by Buddhist craftsmen. What does a 320kg golden shrine look like? See it for yourself on this Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour.
Then once you've been awe-struck, proceed to the Buddha Tooth Relic Museum: to discover how Buddhism began, and to see more jaw-dropping relics.
Singapore's Oldest Hindu Temple, in Chinatown? The first Hindu temple in Singapore was built mainly for the Indian population. But why was it situated in the heart of Chinatown? Get an explanation from your guide. Then stand under the ceilings of the temple and marvel at the astoundingly beautiful murals.
We Chinese Are Quite Quirky! Geckos, fungi, and other unmentionable parts of exotic animals. Personally, I squirm just looking at them; yet the Chinese in Singapore still eat them. Check these out at the medical halls in Chinatown. And learn about their (alleged?) medicinal properties.
The Colonial Singapore Shophouse. French louvred windows, Chinese roofs, and Malay frames. Join them together, throw in one or two more exotic designs, and you get the colonial-era Singapore shophouse. Quirky or quaint? Decide for yourself on this Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour.
Joining This Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour
Your Guide for this Walking Tour:
Chiep Ping or Sharon, from Summer Footprints Pte Ltd.
Tours run on Monday & Thursday, departing at 9.30am and ending about 12.30pm. (Tours run only when a booking is made. Please use the form below.)
Meeting Point: Chinatown MRT Station (Exit A)
Online Price: S$35 per adult.
- For the tour to run, a booking is essential (minimum of 2 adult participants).
- Please book at the latest 3pm on the day before the tour date.
- Children below 12 years of age join for free with paying adults.
1) The guidance and commentary of a STB-certified tour guide.
2) A complimentary cup of Nanyang coffee for each participant.
All personal purchases along the route of the walking tour.
To join or enquire about this guided Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour, fill in the form below:
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