Singapore Activities | Happy Birthday Singapore!

Singapore Activities | Happy Birthday Singapore!

Last week our beloved Singapore turned 53 years young! If you happen to be on any Singapore tours, you will have seen the red and white in every corner. We could once again celebrate and take part in the National Day Parade!

Ask your Singapore tour guide about how this wonderful place achieved its independence in 1965 with big doubts and worries in everybody’s thoughts whether it would be surviving because of its size and lacking natural resources. But against all odds, Singapore succeeded and developed to one of the leading countries it is today!

ask your singapore tourist guide about the little red dot

Check out the NDP decorations on your singapore city tour

Come with us on a Singapore city tour and let your Singapore tour guide show you the things that made our little red dot what it is today! You will not only get to know about things to do in Singapore but also about its history from past to present to future!

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Singapore Boat Tour

Singapore River Cruises

 

A short while back our Founder Laura was invited out on a Singapore harbour cruise with Ximula Sail. She had such a brilliant time that we set up a partnership with Ximula Sail so that we can offer everyone the opportunity to go out on a wonderful Singapore boat tour.

 

 

The boat is a luxurious 40ft catamaran which is berthed in the exclusive ONE 15 Marina Club on Sentosa Island.

The sunset Singapore river cruises last 3 hours, running from 6.30pm to 9.30pm every other Tuesday. Up to date information on availability can be found on our booking page HERE.

 

The sunset views from St John’s Island where the boat drops anchor are incredible.

 

 

And if you are feeling energetic you can enjoy some stand up paddle boarding or kayaking.

Whether you live in Singapore or are visiting Singapore put this sunset Singapore harbour cruise to the top of your list of things to do in Singapore.

You can find out more about our sunset Singapore harbour cruise on our website HERE. 

 

Singapore Food Tourism | Singaporean Desserts

Singapore Food Tourism | Singaporean Desserts

A Singapore food tour is not complete if you have not tried any of the colourful and delicious sweets. Starting from tutu kueh, cake filled with for example brown palm sugar and shredded coconut. How about onde ondeh? A round, green boiled rice cake coated with grated coconut and filled with liquid gula melaka, or what about some delicious, spongy pandan cake for tea time? Of course, Singapore food tourism is not only eating dessert but if you have a sweet tooth, there is definitely enough things to satisfy the craving!

Choose your favourite sweets on our singapore food tours.

your singapore food guide can introduce you to all the sweet goodness singapore has to offer

Ask your Singapore food guide to end your Singapore food tour with some delicious dessert!

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let your singapore tour guide take you to an exhibition

Singapore Activities | The National Gallery

Singapore Activities | The National Gallery

National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution. It has the largest public collection of modern art in Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is made of two buildings. The former City Hall completed in 1929 and former Supreme Court completed 10 years later. Both buildings have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue.

you learn about the national gallery on your singapore sightseeing tour

worth the visit on a singapore city tour

In the National Gallery, you will find over 8,000 artworks that will show you the history of Singapore and the region starting from the 19th-century to today. Many on public view for the first time, this comprehensive display includes loans from major museums, private institutions and collectors. Ask your Singapore tour guide about the latest exhibition and take time to visit it after your Singapore city tour. If you lack the time, you can learn all about it on your Singapore night tour as we include a visit during the tour!

your singapore tour guide can take you to the national gallery

visit the national gallery on a singapore bus tour

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Pulau Ubin Activities | Kayak Singapore

Pulau Ubin Activities | Kayak Singapore

Last week our  Founder Laura was invited out on a Kayak Singapore expedition with Asian Detours. She had such a brilliant time that we set up a partnership with Asian Detours so that we can offer high-quality Pulau Ubin activities!

 

Laura enjoys her pulau ubin activities

kayak singapore for a great day out on Pulau Ubin

There are many many things to do in Singapore and if you only have a few days it will be hard to prioritise. We recommend putting this kayak Singapore activity to the top of your list though!

Pulau Ubin can be reached by bumboat from Changi Point Ferry terminal. The short 10-minute boat ride will take you back in time to rural Kampong life.

take a 10 minute bumboat ride to enjoy pulau ubin activities

singapore day tours to Pulau Ubin

This is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get in touch with nature.

The mangrove kayaking expedition is suitable for all levels, including people who have not kayaked before. It is a great family-friendly activity.

book kayak singapore for your pulau ubin activities

wondering what to do for your singapore tours ? try kayak singapore

You find out more about our Pulau Ubin Mangrove kayaking trips on our website HERE. 

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Visit Arab street on your singapore city tour from airport

Singapore Day Tours | Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)

Singapore Day Tours | Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)

On a Singapore tour, there is no way that you will miss out on the multi-cultural nature of our little red dot! You will find Churches, Buddhist Temples, Hindu Temples and Mosques. The most famous mosque by far is Masjid Sultan in the historic Kampong Glam district.

Our guests went inside Sultan Mosque with their singapore tour guide

Visit Sultan Mosque on a singapore city tour

Here we see two of our guests who visited the Sultan Mosque on their Singapore city tour with us. It was built in 1824 for Sultan Hussein Shah, the first sultan of Singapore. When the Muslim community grew bigger in Singapore having become an important centre for Islamic commerce, culture and art, the mosque soon became too small to accommodate everybody.

Not only the food tour singapore but your singapore city tour will take you to Arab street

Your private food tour singapore will definitely stop close to Sultan Mosque

Around about that time the Masjid Sultan was due for some repairs and Swan and Maclaren, Singapore’s oldest architectural office, created the new mosque that over 5,000 contributed to.  Each dome base is decorated with glass bottle ends, donated by poor Muslims during its construction so that all Muslims, not just the rich, could contribute. If you are taking a Singapore city tour with us your guide will point out the bottles.

 

our singapore food tours come passed the Masjid Sultan.

Check out the beautiful architecture of this mosque on a singapore sightseeing tour

In 1975 the Masjid Sultan was declared a preserved historical building under the patronage of the Preservation of Monuments Board Act. In January 2016, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officiated Completion of the Refurbishment & Restoration project and also inaugurated the Opening of the Glass Lift at the mosque main building. In October 2016, was awarded the prestigious Architectural Heritage Award 2016 from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

 

Check out different angles to capture your moments on private tours singapore

If you are looking for things to do in Singapore, how about going on a singapore citytour?

Our Singapore day tours are the perfect opportunity for every architecture fan (but also people interested in history) to visit this amazing beautiful building. Ask your Singapore tour guide to include the Sultan Mosque to your itinerary.

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Singapore Food Tourism | Our Food Tours Are Popular With Hollywood Celebrities!

Singapore Food Tourism | Our Food Tours Are Popular With Hollywood Celebrities!

Rumour has it that Hello Singapore food tourism is booming and starts becoming very popular amongst the rich and famous in Hollywood! 😃

Last week we were so lucky to have another fun and food-loving VIP with us on our Singapore food tour! When Larry Fong (cinematographer of movies like 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Lost and Skull Island) was in Malaysia for a commercial shot, he had a layover in our little red dot and took a Singapore food tour with us. Of course, we were super excited and had to make a lucky draw for the Hello Singapore tour guide to take Larry Fong on the food tour….And the winner was Su Ling!

She showed him the best of Singapore food tours. They started in the East Coast with Kaya, Laksa and Noya dumplings. According to Larry, those were his favourite foods of the day.

The singapore food guide that took Larry Fong to Marine Parade

Larry enjoying laksa on a singapore food tour

Larry shared with us that food courts in the States are mainly burger places, mini cafés and restaurants. He said that he wished they would have hawker centres like the ones in Singapore.

Next on the list of things to do in Singapore was Little India, to try some more delicious food. Because it is a popular place, they shared a table with some other tourists who were in Singapore from India. I wonder if they knew who they were sharing a table with?

Larry sharing his table on a singapore food tour

singapore food tourism brings all nations together at one table

When you are on a Singapore tour with somebody who has worked with some really cool celebrities, you can’t possibly hold back your curiosity about all these people you see in the cinema. So, we asked Larry which famous actors and actresses he had met and what he thought of them… Well, we had to promise not to reveal it… Sorry, folks! 😉

Book your private food tour singapore today

Larry booked a gourmet food tour singapore

At the end of our tour, we looked back to a fabulous day with Larry Fong and had won a new friend! We hope he will talk about us to his friends in Hollywood and maybe one day… One day we will have the Avengers coming on our Singapore food tour!

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Eat your way around Singapore on a Singapore food tour

Singapore Food Tourism | The Curious Food Of The Little Red Dot!

Singapore Food Tourism | The Curious Food Of The Little Red Dot!

Thinking of a Singapore city tour, you might have many things like Marina Bay Sands, Orchard Road or many other touristy places in mind. As for food, you might think of Kaya toast, Laksa or any kind of curry… BUT did you know that Singapore is home to some very curious foods that might not be for the faint-hearted?

Let’s start this nice and easy. Here is our very special TOP 5!

Chicken Feet! Although the appearance is maybe not very appealing and once you get over that it is actually a chicken’s feet, you will quickly realise “This does taste like chicken!”  These wrinkly claws are delicious (mostly sold out by 9 AM!!!) in a meal or as a snack on your next BBQ!

Whether in a meal or as BBQ! Try this on singapore food tour

Ask your singapore food guide to try different food

Frog porridge is up next! If you would eat with your eyes closed, there is a good chance you will think you are eating chicken. Well, if it wasn’t for some slimy coating, that is. However, who could tell it is frog from the picture??? The best place to find Frog Porridge on our Private Tours Singaporeis Geylang – interested? Just ask us to take you!

Chicken or frog? try this on a private food tour singapore

It tastes better than it looks. Ask your singapore food guide

Sharks Fin Soup! Probably world’s most controversial food. The only special thing about this soup is mostly the premium price tag. It mainly is served at weddings and graduation party menus. The taste is slightly fishy and probably something one could live without – taking environmental concerns into account.

Shark fin soup - you can find it on a singapore excursion

Don’t worry! We do not serve this on our singapore food tours

Pork intestines mee sua! Why waste anything from pork when you can have EVERYTHING? First braised then cooked with mee sua (salted noodles from wheat flour) are very soft and taste much better than they look! Soft and fragrant, one can get used to it and it might become a favourite!

Tastes better than it looks. Ask you singapore food guide

This is definitely a curious food on singapore food tours

And last but not least – if for any reason we could not convince you to try these local curiosities whilst on your Singapore excursion, there is one last thing that might make you crave for more:

 

ask for vegetarian options on your singapore food tour

the veggie monster cannot be found on singapore food tours

You might not get the exact same presentation but promise, these cute vegetables are not only healthy but insanely delicious with any sauce from your local hawker center on your Singapore city tour!

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Kampung life style to be found in Pulau ubin

Things To Do In Singapore | Discover Pulau Ubin

Things To Do In Singapore | Discover Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is an island off the eastern shores of Singapore. Here you can experience how kampung (village) life in Singapore in the 1960s might have looked like. No cars are allowed but you can stroll and pedal your way all over the island. If you wonder about Singapore trips, you should try and add this to your list of things to do in Singapore as a contrast to the city life!

Take a stroll from the pier in pulau ubin

The beautiful pier of pulau ubin

It may not have white sandy beaches like other places in Singapore but the charm of this beautiful place will recharge your soul and you will notice that the air is fresher, the food tastes better and that nature can be soaked up.

Soak up the tranquility of Pulau Ubin

The Chek Jawa Wetland comprises coral reefs, which are home to extensive marine wildlife, such as sea hares, sea squirts, octopuses, starfish, sand dollars, sponges and cuttlefish. Definitely worth scheduling as one of your Singapore excursions.

You can reach this corner of paradise within 15 minutes via the bumboat from Singapore Changi village.

Bumboats to Pulau Ubin

all lined up and ready for a singapore boat tour

Ask your Singapore tour guide about more details on Pulau Ubin activities ! It’s worth the visit!

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Things To Do In Singapore At Night – World Cup 2018 Is Here!

Things To Do In Singapore At Night | World Cup 2018 Is Here!

What has a night tour of Singapore got to do with the World Cup 2018 in Russia? Well, Singapore might not be in the World Cup 2018 but we have a great “warm up” with our night tour of Singapore to get ready for the matches! Because of the time difference, games start after 6 PM.

 

As the Fifa World cup is on full course, what a great coincidence that our night time  Singapore sightseeing tour tour ends at a bar that shows all matches?! Come with us to explore the Civic District on foot. Cruise down the river on a bumboat through to present day. Soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay. Enjoy dinner in a Hawker Centre in Chinatown and a Singapore Sling at The Screening Room and watch the exciting matches.

Enjoy your cocktail here watching the football

Our private night tours can run any day of the week. If you decide to come on a public night tour, we will be happy to take you with us on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

And of course, to give you a head start and to check out what teams are playing, we have the groups for 2018 below.

Check with your private tour guide in Singapore how to get to the Screening Room or any bar of your choice. They will also be happy to tell you which game is on at what time in Singapore along with a full list of things to do in Singapore at night.

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Sources: businessinsider.comFIFA
ask your singapore tour guide about the merlion

Singapore Excursions | Sentosa Island

Singapore Excursions| Sentosa Island

All eyes on Singapore! The “Little Red Dot” never had so much attention from the world as it has now! Reason enough for us to introduce you to Sentosa Island as a part of our Singapore excursions.

A man-made 500-hectare island, Sentosa is home to an exciting array of Singapore activities, spa retreats, rainforests, beautiful sandy beaches, resort accommodations, water tours Singapore, world-renowned golf courses, a yachting marina and luxurious residences – making it a vibrant island resort sure to be loved by anybody on a Singapore layover tour.

try out sentosa in combination with a singapore city tour

visit sentosa island on a singapore sightseeing tour

 

The name “Sentosa” in Malay means “peace and tranquillity” and is derived from the Sanskrit santosha, meaning “contentment and satisfaction”. In the 19th century, Sentosa was known as “Pulau Panjang”.

Located in the south, there are many ways that can get you to Sentosa from a busy Singapore city tour. One of the most picturesque ways is to take a 12 minutes cable car ride from Vivocity.  Not only has this island soft, sandy beaches to chill and relax but also offers many attractions for a full day’s visit. Check out the SEA Aquarium or how about a roller coaster ride at Universal Studios theme park?

If you have some extra time on your Singapore layover tour, you should definitely check out some of the things you can do on the Sentosa page here!

Take the train to Sentosa on singapore excursions !

one of the things to do in singapore is to visit santosa island

sources: SingaporeAttractions.com, sentosa.gov.sg, TripAdvisor

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singapore tourist guide Daryl with the Google Team

Gourmet Food Tour Singapore | A Private Food Tour Singapore For Google !

Gourmet Food Tour Singapore | A Private Food Tour Singapore For Google !

When you are in Singapore, one of the must-do things is to go on a Singapore gourmet food tour! Lucky for us, that’s what the team of Google thought too! So, our Singapore tour guide Daryl took the team on a culinary discovery of Singapore.

Come with us on a gourmet food tour singapore

sprivate food tour singapore starts with a breakfast

The Private Food Tour Singapore started in East Coast Road first having a nice Kaya toast breakfast. You can’t explore the multi-cultural history of this beautiful place on an empty stomach, can you?
Next on the list was Haji Lane, one of the iconic places of Singapore to take a cool picture like this one:

On of the things to do in singapore on a gourmet food tour singapore

Team bonding on singapore trips – picture taken by our singapore tourist guide

Even if you are not on our Singapore Food Tour ask your Singapore tourist guide to show you Arab Street and make sure to check out all the small and pretty lanes.

One of the ‘not to miss out’ foodie things around Arab Street and Haji Lane is Teh Tarik! Book your spot on a gourmet food tour in Singapore today and let’s try it out!

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Laura demonstrating how to book tours from Singapore airport

Best Tours In Singapore – Guess who?

Best Tours In Singapore – Guess who?

When Hello Singapore Tours went live in July 2017, our dream was to provide the most fun and interesting Singapore day tours to our guests. We were hoping to contribute to some great memories of their time in Singapore.

We started creating our Singapore guided tours about things that make this place so special. Our portfolio includes public and private Singapore Food Tours, Private Walking Tours of Singapore, Singapore Car Tours and, our latest addition the Night Tour of Singapore.

walking tours in Singapore with the best Singapore tour guide

Picture taken our new Singapore Night Tour

Little did we know that not even one year later, we would be featured in one of Singapore’s Visitor Centres!

*drum roll* Hello Singapore Tours can be found as a tour provider at OrchardGateway @emerald in Orchard Road!

Visit the Singapore Visitor Centre to book your Singapore tour guide

Looking for things to do in Singapore ? Book with the best Singapore tour guide

So, when you walk into the Visitor Centre in Orchard Road looking for the best Singapore Tour Guide, not only can you book hotels, use the free WiFi, buy connectivity solutions like EZ link card or SIM card; you can also book a Singapore tour with us!

Book you tours with Hello Singapore Tours at the Visitor Centre in Orchard Road

Find the best Singapore tourist guide for your Singapore tour

 

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Fun times in Singapore with this girl

Singapore Tour Guide – Spotlight on Janice

Singapore Tour Guide – Spotlight on Janice

 

Welcome to our fourth episode of “Meet your personal tour guide Singapore”! This is blog number 4 of our series to introduce you to your private tour guide in Singapore.

When you have Janice leading you on your Singapore activities you definitely are in good hands with this ever-happy person!

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If you book a private customised tour with her, she will be able to tell you all the insider information on your tours in Singapore!

Born Singaporean-Chinese and growing up in a multi-cultural environment, this world traveller has been in the travel industry for the past 13 years and has many stories to tell.

Book your private tour of Singapore from airport with Janice our singapore tourist guide

Singapore tour guide Janice riding the MRT with our guests.

Let’s see what Janice had to say in our short interview:

** What is your favourite Singlish word?

–> Alamak! Its the Singaporean exclamation of surprise, like “OMG!” made popular by a local comedian

**What is your favourite makan (food) place?

–>I’m gonna be greedy here:

– Tapioca cakes from Maxwell Hawker

– Janggut Laksa at Katong (Try it on our food tour!)
– Lor mee from Tiong Bahru market
**I’m sure our readers will agree, they all sound delicious! 🍽🥣

**Do you have a favourite place in Singapore?

–> I love the National Gallery! Not because I am a fan of the arts but because the 2 buildings (City Hall and Supreme Court) are a place that is rich in the modern history of Singapore and the architect did such a good job preserving and linking the two buildings together.

** Tell us the funniest thing that happened to you during a tour.

–> Probably, not the funniest but it was memorable and made a joke out of it and it was good fun. We took the train with the guests, a couple from the USA. The door of the train was closing, the husband rushed into the train, the door closed after him, leaving me and the wife behind. Both husband and wife did not have mobile phones with them. We used sign language to communicate with the husband to stop at the next stop (good thing he understood! 😃). At the next stop, we found each other and the couple joked that the husband purposely walked quickly in hope to spend a day on his own without the wife.

** He should have planned it a bit more careful probably… 😂

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Buy yourself a durian souvenir after your singapore excursion

Best Food To Try In Singapore – The King Of Fruits

Best Food To Try On A Singapore City Tour – The King Of Fruits

Travelling in Southeast Asia you will definitely have come across a very distinctive smell and appearance of a thorny green fruit. We are talking about Durian! This fruit has a rather curious appearance, accompanied by a very strong smell. You might have seen one on your Singapore city tour, you might have wondered what this funny looking and smelling thing might be.

Dare to try this on a private tours singapore ?

try this on a Singapore city tour or Singapore food tour

A durian has a very sharp thorns and grown on trees. A word of warning here: it can be fatal if a durian falls on your head!

The distinct smell is a sign that the durian is ripe and ready to be eaten. This fruit comes in a large variety of shapes and size. If you are on walking tours of Singapore the most popular you will see is called “Mountain Cat King” – according to locals “the best grade there is”.

Singaporeans do not only eat the fruit plain as it is – no sir! There is a mild obsession across the country to find the best durian cake, durian puff, durian pastry and even durian ice cream!!! Chances are that you have seen one of these options on a food tour in Singapore! However, despite this deep-rooted love for durian smell can be very unpleasant especially in a country with a tropical climate like our little red dot! So, officials came up with a rule that everybody can enjoy and indulge their durian but please do not bring it on the bus or any other public transport, else you will get fined!

Check out this sign on the MRT on your next private tour in Singapore

private tours singapore are the only kind of tours to take!

This sign is on a public bus in Singapore. It was taken on a Singapore tour by Su Ling. When you take the bus on your Singapore tour from airport, count how many times you will see the “No durians” sign in public transports.

The taste of a durian is always described as “stinks like hell, tastes like heaven”. The consistency is more like a custard with a smooth texture. Next time when you on a Singapore street food tour, ask your private guide in Singapore to find you the best place to try durian!

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Have fun on your Singapore cruise tour

Singapore Excursions – Hello Singapore Private Tours

Singapore Private Tours With The Famous Bob Of Bob’s Red Mill

Since we kicked off our tours in Singapore, we had some pretty fun Singapore excursions. Recently, we had one of these with no other than Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill! We took Bob and his group on a Singapore city tour.

You, too, can book your singapore day tours from Changi

Here we can see Bob, Nancy and Nelson with Daryl, their Hello Singapore Tours private tour guide in Singapore.

We at Hello Singapore Tours always make sure your Singapore city tour are unique. We customise your Singapore guided tours according to your interests to make it worth your while.

For Bob and his group, we prepared a Singapore bus tour in our combi van around culture, history and religion.

Your walking tours in Singapore and singapore tour bus are tailored to your interests.

private car tour singapore with a Singapore tourist guide

Bob wanted to visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. This surely was a very interesting part to see the prayers.

On the way, we bumped into a group of young men that recognised him!

VIP Singapore tour as a singapore car tours

Singapore tour bus with a Singapore tour guide

They were super happy to be able to take a picture with the founder of a leading name in health foods.

We also like to show our guests the spiritual diversity of Singapore.

Customised Singapore stopover tour

private car tour Singapore for Bob’s Red Mill

So, we took the lovely group to St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

These are just some of the many places we take our visitors on our Singapore car tours.  If you want the best tours in Singapore, give us a shout and let us help you to experience Singapore’s many facets!

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private night tours in Singapore

Best Tours In Singapore – Launch of the Hello Singapore Night Tour

Since the launch of Hello Singapore Tours, we aim to always provide the most interesting and diverse tours in Singapore. After our private customised tours, food tours, car tours in Singapore and bespoke walking tours are up and running, it was time to add another tour to our portfolio. Drum-roll… Night tours with Hello Singapore Tours! This tour for Singapore is already very hot and in great demand. Let us introduce you to the latest addition to our Singapore guided tours:

We start our Singapore night tour in the Civic District where will we visit some of the historic colonial buildings and learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore make a living.  We will then board a bumboat and take a 30-minute cruise down the river through to present day. We visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it.

Our journey through time progresses by bus to a residential district called Tanjong Pagar. We will discuss the political reform by The Founding Father of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and discover how Singapore went from third world to first world in one generation. We will be accessing the roof of an award-winning Housing development Board (HDB) residential building from where we will get the most amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore.

night tour in Singapore with hawker centre tour

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Your tours in Singapore with tour guide Daryl

Singapore Tour Guide – Spotlight on Daryl

Welcome to our third episode of “Meet your personal tour guide Singapore“! This is the third blog of our series to introduce you to your private tour guide in Singapore.

If you book your Singapore tour from the airport, chances are your tour guide might be Daryl.

Daryl’s roots go back to the province of Canton. This history enthusiast has a sound knowledge of Singapore’s past. He is full of fun facts and fascinating information that will make you feel how much Daryl loves “his” Lion City. If you book a private customised tour, with him you are sure to be in for a treat and will definitely make the most of your tour in Singapore!

Let’s see what Daryl had to say in our short interview:

** What is your favourite Singlish word?

–> My favourite word/expression is “Shiok!” It has many different meanings. It can mean “very good”, “very tasty”, “comfortable” or “excellent.”

**What is your favourite makan (food) place?

–> There are plenty nice places. But my favourite is Old Airport Road Hawker Centre because it has so much variety and you can eat till you drop! 🙂

**Do you have a favourite place in Singapore?

–> There are so many that are really lovely! Like Gardens by the Bay / Marina Barrage / Satay by the Bay… I love all!

** Tell us the funniest thing that happened to you during a tour.

–> In the middle of a tour, a couple suddenly ask me where can they buy diapers for their baby! : ) I brought them to a mall in Chinatown. (We have a proof of that on our FB page here!)

** We definitely look forward to more of those funny incidents with you!

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Book your Singapore city tour from airport with Daryl

John and Janelle on a Singapore Food Tour at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre

Singapore Guided Tours – Sir Stamford Raffles

The best tours in Singapore will all have one thing in common: They will talk about the founder of Singapore – Sir Stamford Raffles! Raffles was born on a boat and visited a boarding school. He started working for the British East India Company when he was 14 years of age. His time in Asia started in Penang working for the governor. Sir Raffles set out to find another base for the British in order to avoid the high taxes and rules set by the Dutch at that time. Singapore was a perfect choice! It was right in the middle of China and British India which was a very important opium trade route for the British. In 1823, Raffles drafted a series of administrative regulations for Singapore, which followed a fair and moralistic stance, outlawing gambling, imposing heavy taxation on what he considered social evils such as drunkenness and opium-smoking, and banned slavery. A specific regulation in the constitution called for the multiethnic population to remain as they were, and no crimes were entirely based on racial principles. On your Singapore city tour from the airport, you will definitely pass the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. Ask your Singapore tour guide to tell you more details about Singapore’s exciting history!

 

 

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singapore flyer on a singapore day tour with private tour guides

Singapore Food Tasting – 5 Best Brunches In Singapore

So when you are in Singapore there is so much to discover. You can learn and see many things when you book your Singapore city tour. However, should you have some extra time after your Singapore Excursion, you might want to try one of these brunch places:

Wild Honey

This place offers all-day breakfast right in Orchard Road. You will find anything around eggs and breakfast options from English to Canadian to Norwegian. Wild Honey’s large range from savoury to sweet dishes gives you a choice no matter what your craving is on that day!

Opening hours: 9am8:30pm Last Order (Sun – Thurs), 9am9:30pm Last Order (Fri, Sat, Eve PH)

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The White Rabbit

This restaurant is housed in the Ebenezer chapel and is not only a romantic go-to place but also something for the whole family. Their “Alice in Wonderland” (Say whaaaat? – I hear you say) inspired surroundings will make you feel in a different world. Their brunch ranges from waffles to pasta to potato rosti and anything your breakfast foodie heart desires.

OPENING HOURS: Tues – Fri 12–2:30pm (Set Lunch) 6:30–10:30pm Sat – Sun 10:30am–3pm (Brunch) 6:30–10:30pm Closed Mondays

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The Populus Coffe & Food Co.

Not only coffee lovers should head here but also people who enjoy healthy buckwheat pancakes or streaked bacon on toasted croissants will find their favourite food.

Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Mon), 9am – 4pm (Tues), 9am – 1030pm (Wed), 9am – 1030pm (Thurs), 9am – 1030pm (Fri), 9:30am – 10:30pm (Sat), 9:30am – 7pm (Sun)

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The Lokal

This Aussie-inspired place not only offers western food like cauliflower with cheese or delicious pasta but also the famous Singaporean Kaya Toast.

Opening Hours: Mon 8am-5pm; Tue-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sunday 9am-4pm

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Symmetry

The concept here is “sharing is caring”. French cuisine and Australian dining culture give you a cozy dining and brunching experience. From Asparagus & Crab Salad to truffle fries to egges benedict, you will certainly find your special food here.

Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9pm (Mon), 10.30am – 11pm (Tue – Thurs), 10.30am – 12am (Fri), 9am – 12am (Sat), 9am – 7pm (Sun)

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These are just some of the options for a different Singapore food tasting. Of course, there are so many more and your Singapore tour guide will be able not only to offer you food tour in Singapore but also give you more options on a Singapore stopover tour.

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