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Sultans of Spice: A Kampong Glam Guided Walk

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Visit this unique cultural enclave of Singapore and uncover a curious blend of Islamic and Malay folk traditions in the legends. From your expert guide learn how Singapore was sold to the British and how its indigenous culture lives on today.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Visit one of Singapore's most unique districts
  • Explore sites such as the Sultan Mosque and the Old Istana Kampong Glam
  • Explore some of the oldest (and Instagrammable!) streets in Singapore and discover colourful street art
  • Taste traditional treats made with love from old family recipes at a charming cafe that will take you back in time
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How was it exactly that Singapore was sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars? Find out about the man who did it, and the man who forced him into it.

Few people remember the sultans that used to rule Singapore but we'll share with you their stories. The old Royal Palace, the Sultan Mosque, the Tombs of the Malayan Princes: they all carry an air of royalty that disappeared all too quickly.

Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam in the legends of the mysterious keris(dagger), exotic perfumes, and the story of a faith that is so often misunderstood. Don't miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore's indigenous culture still thrives!
  • English speaking licensed guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks unless specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Bugis MRT Station (Outside Exit B, Victoria Street)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
• As a mark of respect to the Mosque, visitors must be dressed appropriately. Please wear a sleeved blouse/shirt and long skirt or pants. A limited number of robes are also available at the mosque.
• Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.
• Private tour available at different rates. For details, please enquire with the firm.
• Children under 7 years old may attend free of charge.

From US$ 27.98 per person

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Product ID: 16886