Chinatown, Singapore
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Singapore: Open-Top Bus City and Heritage Sightseeing Tour

1. Singapore: Open-Top Bus City and Heritage Sightseeing Tour

Discover the key sights and landmarks of Singapore from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus and take in the best unobstructed perspective that the city has to offer. Your ticket gives you a choice of 2 tours: the yellow ‘City’ and red 'Heritage' route. On the red route, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Discover pre-World War II shophouses, Buddhist temples, and traditional trades. Check out the locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose the yellow route if you want to see the best of the modern part of the city, including Clarke Quay, Botanic Gardens, the vibrant Orchard Road, and Marina Bay. Explore cutting-edge architectural works including Esplanade and the National Gallery.

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Singapore: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 35+ Attractions

2. Singapore: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 35+ Attractions

Discover over 35 top Singapore attractions and save up to 40% compared to buying individual tickets with an all-inclusive pass. Choose a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7-day pass and tick off Singapore’s best sights as you go. Hop on and off an open-top bus tour, glide down the Singapore River on a sightseeing cruise, enjoy a tour of Sentosa Island, and more. Enjoy one premium attraction choice between Universal Studios Singapore, the AJ Hackett Sentosa Giant Swing and Skybridge, and more. The more you see, the more you save. When you visit each location with your All-Inclusive Pass, the admission has already been taken care of. Follow the instructions in the digital guide and present your digital pass to enter. Save on the cost of admission fees you’d pay if you purchased your Singapore attraction tickets individually at each location. Your choice of one premium attraction between: • Universal Studios Singapore • AJ Hackett Giant Swing and Skybrige • Let's Go Bike Tour - Historical Singapore Attractions & Tours on all pass durations include: • Let's Go Bike Tour - Marina Bay Night Tour • Virtual Room Singapore • Virtual Reality Fighter Jet Experience • S.E.A. Aquarium • Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip) • Big Bus Singapore • Singapore DUCKtours • Singapore River Cruise • Drink at CÉ LA VI SkyBar at Marina Bay Sands • Cocktail at Raffles Hotel - Long Bar & Courtyard • Sentosa 4D Adventureland • Madame Tussauds Singapore 5-in-1 Combo • Trick Eye Museum Singapore • Sentosa Island Bus Tour • and many more Check the included digital guide for a complete list of attractions and tours.

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Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Singapore's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Teh tarik (traditional tea) & rojak and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Kampong Glam & Sultan Mosque, Little India & Cow murals, Elderly Corner at China Town plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

4. 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: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

5. Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Explore the city by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of two national Monuments - the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall. Make a photo stop here and view these magnificent buildings up close (weather permitting). Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion, part fish! Next, it's on to Thian Hock Keng Temple: one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown.  Proceed to Singapore UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Singapore Botanic Gardens and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Your final stop of the tour will be Little India. Here, guests will be entranced by the area's vibrant atmosphere and the scents of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. Watch a skillful demonstration of Teh Tarik - Pulled Tea at a "Sarabat Stall" and sample the tea after with your guide explaining the origins of this all-time local favourite beverage.

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Singapore: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

6. Singapore: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Singapore at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Colonial District, Tiong Bahru Market, Chinatown and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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From Harbourfront Port: Private Customizable Singapore Tour

7. From Harbourfront Port: Private Customizable Singapore Tour

Meet your professional, experienced, and English-speaking driver at the arrivals gate of the Harbourfront Centre ferry terminal. Spot them holding a sign with your name on it. Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights as your driver takes you towards the center of Singapore. Explore the city at your own pace. Discover some of the most popular sights in the city such as Garden by the Bays, Merlion Park, Little India, China Town, Marina Bay Sand, and more. Benefit from insights and recommendations from your driver, who has extensive local knowledge of the city. Choose from a variety of tour durations to suit your schedule. Customize the experience and choose what you want to do and see throughout the day.  After your time exploring the city, be returned to the ferry terminal with plenty of time to board your ship.

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Singapore: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

8. Singapore: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour Across the Heartland

Singaporeans originated from many different countries and cultures, and these varied beginnings are what gives them their unique identity today. With this tour, go beyond the city on a cultural tour of the island. Begin in the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition from the Kampong Era: birds singing. The tour begins when you meet your local guide at 9 AM in front of Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. Then, explore the Heartlands, Ang Mo Kio, with a little-known tradition. Brighten your morning with melodious chirps, followed by a visit to the local Hawker Center for coffee and breakfast snacks like a true local. The exploration continues with a visit to the wet market. From this humble neighborhood, head out and pay a visit to a real cultural hub.  In Chinatown, where early settlers came by boat, see how they once lived in both trying and prosperous times. Here, learn more about Singapore through beautiful wall murals by local artists, Yip Yew Chong. The tour is both educational and fun, with many photo opportunities and exciting anecdotes from your passionate guide.

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What people are saying about Chinatown, Singapore

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

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.

Grayson was an excellent guide , very knowledgeable and friendly . It was a good introduction to Singapore on our first visit to the country

It was an intimate and friendly experience Meeting locals and seeing how they spend leisure time

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

Very dedicated tour guide, covered a few places in half a day.