MEET THE HELLO SINGAPORE TEAM
All of our tours are delivered by our own in-house Tour Guides. We have a meticulous in-house training and development programme. We monitor the quality of our tours and our Tour Guides. We reward excellence. We do not contract or work with any freelance tour guides. We are all absolutely lovely!
Hello, I am Laura and I am the founder of Hello Singapore.
In 2011 I relocated to Hong Kong from London with my corporate job. Making the move was the easiest decision I have made. I had previously worked in Japan for a small Japanese company and I had spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong on holiday and fallen in love with the city.
Once I became a resident of Hong Kong I realised that that during those two weeks I spent in Hong Kong on holiday, I didn’t see anything! Of course I had ticked off the tourist highlights but I had failed to learn anything about the local culture and customs. I had not had a ‘real life’ local experience. To put it simply I had seen Hong Kong through the eyes of the uninitiated tourist and left without any real understanding of Hong Kong and its people.
I decided to quit my corporate job and I set up Hello Hong Kong, a walking tour company specialising in culturally immersive small group and private tours of Hong Kong. I wanted to make sure that other visitors to Hong Kong did have that local experience that I missed out on.
Fast forward a few years and Hello Hong Kong has become a huge success, so much so that I decided to relocate to Singapore and set up Hello Singapore! Singapore is another city that is easy to visit, and at the same time, to miss out on that real life local experience. I have made it my mission to make sure that everyone who is lucky enough to visit Singapore has the opportunity to leave with an in-depth understanding of the history, culture, customs and day to day life of this wonderful city state.
I have built an exceptional team of guides in Singapore. I can guarantee that the best day of your trip will be the one that you spend with them!
We hope to see you soon!
Hello, I am Eisler Pereira. I am a Singapore resident with Eurasian heritage. My great grandparents settled in Singapore when they moved from Melaka, a small Portuguese settlement town in Malaysia. Born in Singapore, I am well versed in different local languages, one of which is the native Eurasian language ‘Kristang’. I live with my family in the sub-urban part of Singapore, a water catchment area towards the north where the area is surrounded with greenery.
After I finished school and National Service I joined the Singapore Armed Forces. I was trained in forensics and worked as an investigator and with the dog unit for 23 years. After that I went into training and lecturing and set up and ran a restaurant. I am now technically in my retirement but am busier than ever! I decided to put my knowledge and passion for Singapore to good use and became a qualified Tour Guide.
I am very well versed in Singapore’s 4 different cultures. Food is my passion and I know a lot about each culture’s cuisine. I will happily give you cooking tips and some of the secret recipes and ingredients! Most of my favorite recipes were taught to me by my grandparents. I have a keen interest in baking cakes and in flower arrangement, skills that I’ve picked up over the years.
Singapore is a small country with an excellent public transport system. In a relatively short amount of time we can explore many places of interest and have a lot of fun! Only in Singapore can you experience so many ethnic cultures and authentic foods in one day.
Singapore is a cosmopolitan society, an island city-state and a global Financial Centre with tropical climate. The best thing about Singapore to me is the melting pot of cultures and races all living together harmoniously. Every racial group has its own distinctive religion with colorful festivals all year round. I make sure that I incorporate these elements into our tours with visits to various places of worship and heritage.
I am passionate about my tour-guiding job because it allows me show people and teach people about these wonderful aspects of life in Singapore. I take great pride in my profession and love talking about Singapore’s history and how it evolved to the ‘City in a Garden’ that it is today.
I look forward to showing you around Singapore and to introducing you to the local neighborhoods. I am sure you will find Singapore to be as amazing as I do, full of helpful friendly people who will always greet you with a smile!
Hello, I am Su Ling, your local guide ready to help you experience the real side of Singapore!
I am a ‘true blue’ local born Singaporean who speaks English with a local accent aka “Singlish”! My ancestors came from Hainan Island in China. I am proud to have Hainanese ancestry because the Hainanese are well known to have great taste buds! Growing up in Singapore I have witnessed it’s growth from a kampong (village) to a beautiful city and would love to share the stories of our heartland, culture and the delicious food scene with you!
I was in the property and facilities management line for 15 years till I decided to call it quits in order to boost my soul and do something more fulfilling. My inclination to share good recommendations to friends and family led me to tourist guiding. When my tour guests love what I recommend and share with them it really makes my day.
In Singapore, you will experience “rojak”. That is the Malay word that means “mixed”. It is the mix of cultures, races and food all in one place that makes Singapore unique.
I warmly welcome you to come here and experience the “rojak” with me!
My name is Daryl. Like all ethnic Chinese in Singapore, my roots are in China. My grandfather came to Singapore from a city call Nan Hai, in the southern Chinese province of Canton. He arrived on the shore of Singapore in the early part of the 20th century, soon after, he met my grandmother, fell in love, and decided to make this lovely and sunny tropical island, his new home. My father and myself were born and bred here in Singapore. Hence, I am a third generation Chinese.
I am proud of my Cantonese roots, thus, apart from English, I speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. And being surrounded by Indonesia and Malaysia, most Singaporeans like myself also have an elementary command of Bahasa Indonesia.
After working for years in the financial industry, I went through a period of self reflection. I realised that, in order for me to be fulfilled and to achieve my goal of having a balanced lifestyle, I needed to boldly pursue my childhood aspiration of being a professional tourist guide in my beloved country of birth, the Lion City, Singapore. And that was exactly what I did, and I have never looked back since!
Singapore, situated right in the heart of South East Asia, is a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious cosmopolitan city.
With its unique mix of modernity and colourful heritage, and a breath-taking concoction of East and West cultures, Singapore promises to be your perfect holiday destination.
I live in a fascinating and culturally rich area of Singapore called Tiong Bahru. It is a heritage area built in the 1940s and 50s in a unique art deco architectural style. Today there are many hip cafes and boutique shops interspersed between the traditional businesses. It is an fantastic area that I would be glad to show you around.
If you chose to travel with me as your guide, you will feel the love and passion that I have for my country. I will share a plethora of fun facts and fascinating anecdotes that make up the amazing cultural and historical backdrop of Singapore!
The spiciest constituent of Singapore’s culture, must surely be our Culinary Culture! And, who better than a bona fide food lover like myself, to help you sample the mind-boggling varieties of local Singaporean street foods and delights! At the same time, you may want to explore the streets that are off the beaten track, nestled in our cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India, Katong, and Kampong Glam.
If you are a big history buff like myself, we can enjoy an exciting afternoon blazing the trail at some of the renowned WWII sites in Singapore!
Whatever your preferences, I will tailor-make an one-of-a-kind itinerary for you, allowing you to explore the hidden cultural, historical and culinary gems, tucked away in the intricate and inviting streets of Singapore.
I give you my personal commitment to proved you with a fully personalised, immersive, and localised tour of a Lifetime!!!!
So, what are you waiting for ?
Put on your walking shoes and sun protection and follow me!