Archive for the 'Walking tours' Category

Apr 22 2013

Walking tours of Singapore

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The guide does the talking,  you do the walking.

While Singapore is easy enough to explore on your own, you can learn a lot more about the city by exploring with a knowledgeable guide. Here’s a rundown of various walking tours of Singapore covering everything from historical sites to nature reserves to food. The granddaddy of Singapore walking tours is Original Singapore Walks. Their … read the full post

Feb 14 2013

Monkey walks with the Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore

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A long-tailed macaque showing off its namesake feature.

The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest rainforest left in Singapore and is a refuge for more than 500 species of animals. To educate the public about one of the park’s most commonly-sighted but peskiest creatures – the long-tailed macaque – the Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore leads a free “Monkey Walk” once a … read the full post

Nov 12 2012

Original Singapore Walks

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The guides are full of stories about Singapore.

If you’re thinking of joining a guided walking tour of Singapore you can’t go wrong with Original Singapore Walks. Their guides speak perfect English and have in-depth knowledge of Singapore’s cultures and history – including the city-state’s dark past. Launched in 2003, Original Singapore Walks run a walking tour every day of the week to … read the full post

Sep 03 2012

A quick walking tour of Singapore’s Chinatown

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Make a quick detour to India.

With its bustling markets, unique architecture and mouth-watering food, Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood is not to be missed. It’s possible to rush through this walking tour of Chinatown’s highlights in one hour, or you could spend half a day exploring the museums and temples, shopping for souvenirs, and feasting on noodles and dim sum. The easiest … read the full post

Mar 26 2012

A quick Little India walking tour

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With its beautiful temples, exotic markets and delicious food, Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood is not to be missed. Even if you only have a couple hours to spare you can still see the highlights of this ethnic enclave. This quick walking tour takes about two hours, including time for some shopping and a cup of … read the full post

Aug 17 2011

A walk down Singapore’s Temple Street

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A historic street in Chinatown named for its Hindu temple? Temple Street is more than just an exemplary example of Singapore’s multiculturalism – it’s the perfect stretch for a quickie walking tour. I’ll assume you’re coming from Chinatown MRT station and start where Temple Street meets with New Bridge Road. Near the beginning of the … read the full post

Jul 18 2011

Betel Box food walk through Joo Chiat, Singapore

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With a promise of tasting around 40 various dishes of Singaporean food, how could I not go on the Betel Box weekly food walking tour of Joo Chiat when I was staying with them last week? Aside from eating, the tour promised to tell visitors all about how Singaporeans live, play and pay, so quite … read the full post