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Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

1. Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive. At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy. After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.  The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyways of Chinatown and down to Clarke Quay. There hop onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River to see Singapore lit up at night, showcasing beautifully restored shop houses, modern skyscrapers of the financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue.

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Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

2. Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

Discover the real Singapore on this 20-kilometer route through the city by bike. Visit a typical residential town and market to watch people go about their daily lives. Eat like a Singaporean, sampling local snacks and drinks at a “coffee shop”. See old and new public housing, as well as multi-million dollar riverfront homes.   Then, meander alongside the Singapore River, where trade brought to life a sleepy village town in the 1800s. See historically important landmarks, such as the 100-year-old fire station, museums, and places of worship. Of course, you’ll pay homage to the statue of Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore.   Learn how WWII affected Singapore, and see monuments that honor those who suffered. You’ll get to understand the melting pot of people from all over the world who call Singapore home.   Finally, fast forward to the present and admire the ultra-modern business district. Jump right into the action as you cycle right along the Formula 1 route (though at a somewhat slower pace).

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Singapore: City Origins & History Private Walking Tour

3. Singapore: City Origins & History Private Walking Tour

Retrace the history of Singapore in the company of an expert guide and learn about the origins of the Lion City from its humble beginnings. Meet your guide at Raffles Place MRT Station or, your referred pick-up location 30 minutes before start time (when pick-up & drop-off option is selected). Then, set out on a walk along the Singapore River to discover how the city developed from a small fishing village to a busy trading port of the British Empire. Learn about how the city’s history is tied to the importance of the river, and how it was once lined with fishing boats and spice sellers. Continue the tour onto Fullerton Hotel, the city's newly minted National Monument, and admire the grand architecture of the building. Next, wander through the Civic District, bursting with historical, architectural, and cultural heritage, and where modern Singapore was born. Visit the National Gallery, the city’s newest and largest museum of Singapore and Southeast Asian art and afterwards stroll along the Marina Bay Esplanade before finally visiting the mythical Merlion, the city’s national icon.

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Singapore: History & Culture Highlights Walking Tour

4. Singapore: History & Culture Highlights Walking Tour

Singapore is known as a melting pot of cultures for many reasons. It is architecturally stunning, multi-culturally vibrant, and rooted in 700 years of history. Follow your guide on a relaxed, small-group walk through the Civic District, Marina Bay, and Chinatown. Meet your group in the morning near Telok Ayer MRT Station and begin your walk at the oldest Hokkien Chinese temple in Singapore. Exquisitely restored to its former glory, it has welcomed waves of Chinese immigrants since 1842 and continues to attract local devotees. Your guide will shed light on the key religions of Singapore and the traditions of the Chinese community. A short walk away takes you to the top sights of Civic District and Marina Bay, where you will visit the Merlion Park and admire the iconic skyline of Singapore, including the award-winning Marina Bay Sands. Hear about Singapore's miracle story and its urban development and social policies, which were instrumental in shaping the nation as a City in a Garden. Follow the Singapore River as it leads to the heart of Civic District. Here, you'll visit the Old Parliament House (now known as Arts House) and see some colonial-era architecture before being rewarded with a stunning rooftop view at the end of the walk. The tour will end near City Hall MRT.

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What people are saying about Singapore River

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 95 reviews

The tour was the highlight of our stay in Singapore. Our guide Alfie did a great job, telling us everything about the city and sharing fun facts. We not only saw the sights, but also houses and places we probably would gave missed otherwise. He also encouraged the communication within the group. The ride itself was relaxed and we also made a little break to try local food and drinks.

It is a great tour! You get to learn a lot about Singapore and see some “hidden gems” of Singapore as well. I would recommend to anyone who is looking to learn more about the country. We had plenty of time to take pictures, ask questions, and look around - not always a given on tours, but this tour was perfect.

Everything is perfectly organized, from collection to return. Dinner in Chinatown ok tour was a bit short but sufficient. The subsequent rickshaw tour and the river trip on the Singapore River were very beautiful and impressive.

I enjoyed every minute of it, because Dani was friendly and very good and caring woman .

Natalie was an excellent guide and we learned a lot about the city