- Important Info
Departs: 10:30am every Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
Please check-in 15 minutes prior to tour time.
Meeting Point: Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk (next to Sri Mariamman Temple)
Hidden secrets lie beneath this ethnic precinct where early migrants resided, and there is no better way to uncover these gems than to join our expert local guide in this 2-hour guided walking tour. Enjoy Chinatown like a local, for the Chinese – Singapore’s largest ethnic group – still shop, dine and celebrate festivities here.
What to Expect
Follow your guide as you navigate through narrow streets lined by conserved pre-war shophouses. Walk along the five-foot-ways to discover traditional trades such as Chinese medical halls, woodwork handicrafts, and tea houses that have stood the test of time. Explore the traditional wet market and sample some local biscuits. Visit the Sri Mariamman and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple located on the same street, a testament to Singapore’s multi-cultural and multi-religious society.
- All tours run as scheduled. However, the Walking Tour may not be available on some dates. Please check this space for any updates or changes to the schedule.
- Please show up at the designated meeting point 15 minutes before the advertised tour time. The Chinatown Walk departs at 10:30am (please show up at 10:15am) from Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk (next to Sri Mariamman Temple). All walking tour groups will depart punctually.
- The Walking Tour is a rain or shine programme. Please bring along a bottle of water, a cap/visor, an umbrella/poncho, sunblock and, of course, your camera to capture “historic” moments.
- We pride ourselves on having some of the best guides in the business. Yes, we connect great independent guides to smart travellers. If you loved the experience and wish to tip your guide, you may do so after the tour. Gratuities should be given in cash only.
- Tipping Guide:
While tipping is voluntary, many travellers often ask what is the norm. Here is a rough guideline for guests…
$10 – If you thought it was okay
$20 – If you thought the guide was quite a good storyteller
$30 – If you were impressed and thought it was just excellent