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Singapore: Hidden Treasures and Local Secrets Private Tour

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Singapore: Hidden Treasures and Local Secrets Private Tour

From US$ 65.55 per person

Expect the unexpected and discover a different side to Singapore on a private tour off the usual tourist path. Explore the authentic origins of the island nation and discover some of its original villages and local communities.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore the origins of Singapore in the Serangoon district
  • Get to know the authentic roots of the city
  • See how the local community lives
  • Hear amazing village stories
  • Visit Singapore’s last surviving kampong
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Discover the origins of Singapore on a private tour of the Serangoon district, one of the city's oldest residential neighborhoods. Learn how life is lived in this wonderful melting pot of cultures. Enter one of the community parks to discover how one of the world's most densely populated cities can be beautifully green away from the skyscrapers.  Learn how the 3 main cultures and religions live in harmony and admire the Hindu and Chinese temples at the Sri Muneeswaran shrine and Hiang Foo Siang temple. Enjoy an ice-cold coffee or tea in a bag and drink it on the go. Check out a traditional medicine shop and find out how Chinese medicine is different from western practice.  Known for its fun workshops, Serangoon provides something for everyone. Check out the wet market where the locals buy fresh produce. To round off your tour, take a bus to Singapore’s last surviving Kampong. You won’t believe your eyes, it feels like a true jungle. This peaceful village feels as though time stood still. There are homegrown vegetables and tropical gardens filled with banana and coconut trees. As you walk around, your guide will tell you fascinating stories about this tranquil village that has remained relatively undiscovered.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • 1 non-alcoholic drink
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Extra food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

By the taxi stand at exit E of the Serangoon MRT station.

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • It is recommended to wear suitable walking shoes and bring insect repellent
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4.5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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A great way to meet a local!

We met Monica at Serangoon MRT and hopped on a local bus to look for hidden treasures in that area. We had a lovely 3 hours walking around markets, learning about local life, ordering tea the local way and looking in shops I asked to see. A really nice way to leave the tourists areas and learn what its like to live in Singapore as a local. I highly recommend this trip.

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September 6, 2019


Our guide Monica was full of knowledge and a beautiful person. We learnt a lot about life in Singapore and got to join a game of bowls with a group of seniors in a park. People we met were so happy and friendly. This is certainly worth doing if you want to get away from all the tourists for a couple of hours, and experience what life is like in Singapore. Tea at a local coffee shop and visits to 2 temples plus lots more.

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July 19, 2019

Monica was outstanding & so informative taking us off the beaten path

We not only saw how the locals live but learned about how the cultures exist together. I was impressed with the information and details that Monica shared with us regarding the lifestyle in Singapore while integrating the historical along with the tour while being very accommodating to our individual needs.

December 27, 2018

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