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Singapore: Toa Payoh Neighborhood Tour with Local Snacks

Product ID: 293905
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Escape the tourist traps and see a side of Singapore you won’t find in your guide book on this unique tour through Toa Payoh. With your guide, explore the neighborhood and learn about the life and culture of Singapore’s citizens, then enjoy a local snack.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Wander around Toa Payoh neighborhood and experience local life
  • Visit a public housing showroom and see the living space of typical Singaporeans
  • Walk in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth who has visited the neighbourhood herself
  • Learn about the industrial developments of the area which transformed it into the city's heartland
  • Taste an authentic and delicious local snack
Full description
Meet your guide at Toa Payoh train station then set out to discover the lifestyle and traditions of real Singaporeans. Once an extensive and notorious squatter’s land, Toa Payoh has been transformed into the heartland of the city, boasting a self-sufficient housing estate with a buzzing town center.

With your guide, wander around this vibrant neighborhood and mingle with the locals going about their everyday lives. Learn about the industrial developments of the area, and how jobs and schools were built around the neighborhood and its needs.

Visit a showroom for a typical Singaporean Housing Development Board flat, to experience how more than 80% of people live in the city. At the end of the tour, head to a popular street food vendor to taste an authentic and delicious local snack.
  • Local snack
  • Informative guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you are coming by MRT train, the station to alight is Toa Payoh Station. Once you exit the station's gantry, turn right and look out for EXIT C (Toa Payoh Central). Take the escalator up towards Exit C and you will see your guide waiting for you beside "Old Chang Kee" stall. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Oriental Tours".

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

From US$ 45.46 per person

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Oriental Travel and Tours

Product ID: 293905