Singapore Tour | Deepavali – The Festival Of Lights The biggest advantage to live in a multicultural city like Singapore is that it embraces the many different cultures and we get to celebrate many different festivals! Next up in our multitude of celebrations is “The Festival of Lights” aka Deepavali or Diwali. If you are on a Singapore city tour these days, you will see some amazing decorations and the city lighting up. Join our Hindu families on the many bazaars while you are on a Singapore tour as we get ready to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. The decorations of Little India are breath-taking and especially if you are on private tours in Singapore, they are a not miss to check out after dark! Just add it to your things to do in Singapore list and you will not be disappointed! #instagood #photooftheday #singapore #sg #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #sgfestivals #culture #goodvsevil #offerings #temple #gods #lights #visitsingapore #diwali #deepavali #festivaloflights #decorations #littleindia #hindu #hindufestival #privatetour #personaltour #customizedtour #privateguide #grouptour #tourguideRead More
Below are a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered please send an email to email@example.com and we will happily answer it for you.
All of our tours are walking tours and by their nature involve quite a lot of walking! We do schedule in rest breaks and toilet stops but you should be prepared to spend the majority of the duration of your tour either walking or standing. You should also be aware that Singapore is a hot and humid city so you need to be prepared with sun screen and water. If you have health or mobility issues you should book a private tour so that we can plan a route and itinerary for you which is appropriate for your needs. All of our Singapore walking tours are designed for enjoyment and we do go at a leisurely pace, (believe us we don’t want to be rushing around any more then you do), so as long as you are in reasonable health you shouldn’t have any problems with the amount of walking involved.
All of our tours are walking tours and we make use of the excellent pubic transportation system to travel around Singapore. We do not offer any car tours or coach tours because we believe in giving you a local experience. That means getting to grips with travelling around the city using a variety of different types of transportation. We will teach you how to use the MRT (subway) system and the public buses. We can always jump in a taxi as and when needed as well. Travelling around like this works out to be much cheaper than hiring a private car and much more fun.
Some of the routing on the small group tours is not wheelchair and pushchair friendly. If you are in a wheelchair or are bringing a push chair / pram with you we advise you to take a private tour with us and we will design a route for you that is suitable for you.
Yes we do! All of our tours, with the exception of the Night Tour, are child friendly. Our guides love children and will go out of their way to make sure they have a great time! That said the routes are not pushchair / pram friendly in all places so if you are bringing children with you on a small group tour they do need to be old enough to walk and to be in a group environment for the duration of the walking tour. If you have a pram / pushchair please book a private tour so that the guide can modify the routing for you where necessary.
All of our small group Singapore tours are conducted in English. We are also able to offer private tours in Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay.
Absolutely not. We do not visit any such shops on any of our Singapore walking tours. We do not take commissions from any establishments at all. Furthermore the restaurants which we use have been selected solely because we think they are the best that Singapore has to offer and not for any other reason. We do not take commissions or kickbacks or even discounts from any of them. If you do want to do some shopping we are happy to make recommendations for you. If you book a private tour we can even take you shopping but we will only take you to shops that we think suit your requirements and not shops that offer us or our guides any personal gain.
If you book a tour that has inclusions such as the food tour or night tour, the listed inclusions are included in the tour price. Other than that the costs of any transport (MRT /bus / taxi / boats etc) used during the tour are not included in the fee schedule and are payable by yourself – these costs are minimal. The costs of drinks / snacks / meals / souvenirs etc are similarly not included. If you want to stop off at a convenience store and buy yourself a drink or snack then this is of course at your own expense.
If you have dietary restrictions the best thing to do is to send us an email letting us know what you can not eat and we will advise you on how much of the food we try contains ingredients that you can not eat. If you can eat most things we will advise you to come on the Singapore food tour and we will let you know what to avoid. If you will be heavily affected we will advise you not to take a food tour but to book a customised tour instead.
We do not take people to places like Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium or the Night Safari because we would not be able to add any value to your day. To put it simply you would be wasting your money if you hired us to take you to a theme park. Instead we focus on introducing you to the real Singapore, by taking you down back streets and alleyways which you wouldn’t normally go down yourself, by explaining the culture, the history and the way of life to you. All o f these big attractions are easy to get to, your hotel will be able explain to you how to get there on public transport which is very efficient and straight forward to use. If you don’t fancy public transport you can take a taxi.
We also like a Big Bus tour and think that they give you a good feel of the geography and lay out of the city and ensure that you ‘see’ all of the main points of interest in a day. Hop on hop off also gives you a great way of traveling between points of interest without having to worry about getting lost on public transport! What the Big Bus tour will not do however is show you the ‘real’ Singapore. It will not take you to meet local business owners or to discover hidden parks down alleyways. It will not explain the culture of Singapore to you, or point out hawker restaurants that surprisingly have Michelin stars! If you like Big Bus tours then take one in Singapore (we have and we enjoyed it) but take a tour with us as well and let us introduce you to a few places that the Big Bus tour will not.
Of course! We get countless guests joining us who live in Singapore. Many people take one or two of our tours as a way to get acquainted to Singapore when they have recently moved here.
Please use our online booking system to book your tour. Follow the ‘click here to book’ buttons on the page of the website for the tour that you would like to take or use the ‘Quick Book’ page. Once you have booked a Hello Singapore tour you will receive an email confirming all of the details of your tour. This will include a reminder on what to wear and details, including a map, to the meeting point. It will also include our contact details should you have any issues on the day.
On all tours you should wear comfortable flat shoes. It is very humid in Singapore so wear light-weight clothes and be prepared for rain. It does rain most days so an umbrella is essential.
The main thing you need to bring is yourself in a good pair of comfortable shoes! We recommend that you bring some cash in case you want to stop off and buy a drink from a convenience store, and your camera to take pictures. Make sure that you have an umbrella, your hotel should be able to lend you one, if not we can show you where to buy one cheaply. And bring water! At least one litre per person. You will sweat a lot in Singapore so it is essential that you stay well hydrated.
We actively encourage picture taking on Hello Singapore walking tours, we want you to go home with as many memories as possible. We are always happy to take pictures of you for you.
Come rain or sunshine our walking tours continue and we always have a great day no matter what the weather. Just bring an umbrella!
If you have a booked a Private Customised Tour we will come and pick you up at your hotel and drop you off there at the end of the tour. If you have booked onto a Small Group Tour it will not start and end in the same place. Once the tour has finished we can give you directions back to your hotel or to any other location that you would like to go to. We recommend always carrying a few cards with your hotel name and address on as this will make it easier to take a taxi. Once you have booked your tour we will email you directions to the meeting point.
If you have enjoyed your Hello Singapore walking tour and think that the guide has provided a good service it is common practice to tip. The standard tipping is 10 – 15%. Whilst our guides greatly appreciate gratuities they will NEVER ask for them.
The best way to contact us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org We respond to all emails within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours it means that we have not received the email.
If for whatever reason you want to cancel your booked tour then please note the following. Please email us your notice to cancel and we will confirm a cancellation by email. If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding any booking service charge). If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). If you cancel with less than 48 hours there is no refund.
If you find that your travel plans change or you become ill whilst travelling and wish to reschedule your booked tour we will always do our best to accommodate your request. If we still have availability on the date that you wish to reschedule to the following rules apply: We can reschedule a tour at no additional cost if you tell us more than 7 days before your tour is due to take place. There will be a 50% rescheduling charge for tours that are rescheduled with 7 of fewer days notice. Tours can not be rescheduled with less than 14 hours notice. Rescheduling charges can be paid by credit card via invoice.
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Singapore Trip | Singapore Sling In A Bottle After you checked off everything on the things to do in Singapore, ending a day with a nice Singapore sling and relaxing might be what you need. Whether you are on a Singapore night tour or any other Singapore tour. This gin-based cocktail was developed before 1915. If you don’t have the time or don’t want to take a cocktail in the Raffles Hotel, there is an easy way to still enjoy this popular long drink. Just walk over to the River Cruise shop and get yourself a bottle of premixed Singapore Sling. Give your Singapore trips the full scope and don’t miss out on the Singapore sling in a bottle! #singapore #nighttour #partyon #discoversingapore #wanderlust #instagood #sg #tourism #travelbug #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #streetsofsingapore #singaporetour #adventure #welltraveled #party #afterdark #visitsingapore #privatetour #publictour #personaltour #privateguide #personalguide #tourguide #singaporesling #singaporetrips #singaporecocktailRead More
Singapore City Tours | Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快乐! If you are on a Singapore city tour this time of the year, you will see that everybody is very excited as it is time for our Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important. If you go to a restaurant on your private tours Singapore, you will see they are busier than usual. Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions. Praying(asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future. Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. It’s about well being together. Ask your tour guide to show you the best place to look for the best decorated place on your Singapore city tour. #instagood #photooftheday #singapore #sg #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #sgfestivals #culture #midautumnfestival #harvestfestival #moonfestival #offerings #temple #gods #mooncakes #visitsingaporeRead More
Singapore Tours | Follow The Footsteps Of Crazy Rich Asians’ Araminta If you watched the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, you will already have got a good overview of Singapore’s famous places. So, today we want to introduce you to “Chijmes”. A dining establishment that used to be a convent and a Catholic girl school. It is the second oldest building in Singapore and appears in Crazy Rich Asians in Araminta’s wedding scene. Not only is Chijmes a national monument but definitely worth a stop either during your Singapore city tour or as a closure any other Singapore tours. Not only will you find unique tropical flora and birds, but you can also have a choice from numerous gastronomic experiences. Just simply ask your guide to finish your private tours Singapore at Chijmes. #design #instagood #photooftheday #singapore #sg #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #streetsofsingapore #wanderlust #buildings #sglife #wanderlust #discoversingapore #discoversg #visitsingapore #chijmes #privatetours #singaporetours #nationalmonument #citytour #cra #crazyrichasiansRead More
Singapore Tours | Mid-Autumn Festival ‘Tis the time of the year again! Time for mooncakes and lantern! Known as the harvest festival, it is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with the full moon at night, it corresponds between late September and early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night. If you are looking for things do to in Singapore, you will be surprised how beautiful our little red gem will be decorated. When you are on a Singapore city tour, walk along the streets and see if you can spot the fascinating lion dancers for good luck and fortune. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, you are in for a visual treat on your private tours Singapore. #moonfestival #photooftheday #singapore #sg #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #sgfestivals #culture #mooncake #midautumnfestival #moonfest #lanterns #liondance #goodluck #goodfortune #visitsingapore #harvestfestival #lanternfestival #thanksgiving #moonworshipRead More
Singapore Food Tours | Must Try: Chicken Rice When you are planning a Singapore tour, you might think about the things to do in Singapore. But have you also thought of what to eat in Singapore? There are some all-time favourites a Singaporean won’t live without! One of these things is chicken rice! A food that is prepared fast and is just delicious! Having its origins in the Hainanese province of China, this mouth-watering dish is mostly associated with the Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. Popular amongst locals and tourists alike, you should include chicken rice into your Singapore food tours Ask you Singapore food guide to take you to the best place for chicken rice on a Singapore tour. #getinmybelly #goodeats #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoversingapore #love #food #foodporn #chickenrice #hainanesefood #eatsingapore #foodie #foodadventure #sg #tourism #travelbug #hellosingaporetours #sgfoodie #visitsingapore #foodtour #privatetour #personaltour #grouptour #tourguide #delicious #mouthwatering #bestfoodeverRead More
Singapore Trips | Have You Been On Our Singapore Night Tour Yet? So you have booked your Singapore tour but were wondering what other things to do in Singapore? Have you thought of a Singapore night tour? There are so many beautiful things to see but after dark, our little red gem comes to life and it is time for some delicious Singapore Sling cocktails! Guess what? At the end of our Singapore night tour, we take you to a very special place to try one of the world’s most famous cocktails. Our tour guide Su Ling will take you after your Singapore tour to a well-deserved chill out place to talk about the memories that you will make on Singapore trips! #singapore #nighttour #partyon #discoversingapore #wanderlust #singaporesling #sg #tourism #travelbug #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #streetsofsingapore #singaporetour #adventure #welltraveled #party #afterdark #visitsingapore #privatetour #publictour #personaltour #privateguide #personalguide #tourguide #cocktails #screeningroom #welldeserved #chillax #memories #nightourRead More
When you book a Singapore tour you might have difficulties to decide whether to see Singapore during the day or at night… Well, we totally are with you on that! Our little red dot is super exciting either way! However, should you think about things to do in Singapore, then we would suggest to also consider a Singapore night tour. Once the sun goes to sleep Singapore presents you its beauty at night. Your Singapore tour guide will take you to some secret spots where you will have the most amazing view over Singapore. Maybe it is time to think about night photography…? Singapore day tours might be nice but a Singapore night tour has its very own beauty! #singapore #nighttour #partyon #discoversingapore #wanderlust #singaporeatnight #sg #tourism #travelbug #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #ilovesg #hellosg #streetsofsingapore #singaporetour #adventure #welltraveled #party #afterdark #visitsingapore #privatetour #publictour #personaltour #privateguide #personalguide #tourguide #beauty #beautiful #moonlight #citylightsRead More
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. 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! 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! #getinmybelly #goodeats #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #love #food #foodporn #durian #kingoffruits #eathongkong #foodie #foodadventure #hk #tourism #travelbug #hellohongkongtours #hkfoodie #daretoeat #dare #foodtour #privatetour #personaltour #grouptour #customisedtour #tourguide #privateguide #personalguideRead More