Chinatown Walking Tour

by Singapore DUCKtours

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Experience Chinatown like a local with our expert guide on a 2-hour walking tour.

  • Explore the secrets of Chinatown with a guide
  • Experience sights and sounds of a Chinese wet market
  • Visit Chinese tea houses, medical halls, bakeries
  • Sample local biscuits and snacks
  • See 2 of Singapore's most famous temples

Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk (next to Sri Mariamman Temple)
2 hours

Unearth the secrets beneath Chinatown with your expert local guide as he takes you on a 2 hour walk through the ethnic precinct.

Walk along the narrow streets between traditional shophouses and you can be sure that you’re tracing the footsteps of migrants from an era long-gone. Let your guide tell you stories of these migrants and their hardships as coolies, labourers who lived in cramped spaces and worked long hours. Along the way, discover the traditional trades of woodwork, Chinese medical halls, tea houses, calligraphy galleries, and bakeries that still survive to this day. Immerse yourself in the many streets with fascinating names, and allow your guide to share their origins with you.

Soon you’ll find yourself in a local wet market, where you’ll see vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as various sauces and livestock. On the upper floors sits a cooked food centre, where you can tantalise your taste buds by trying some local biscuits.

Lastly, visit the Sri Mariamman Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a testament to the multi-cultural and multi-religious society of Singapore. Bid goodbye to your guide and walking mates here, and perhaps have a local lunch in this beautiful ethnic precinct.

Tour Highlights

On this tour you will see:

  • Pagoda Street
  • Five-foot-ways
  • Traditional Chinese trades
  • Local wet markets
  • Local biscuit sampling
  • Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Templs

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Local biscuits and snack sampling

Know Before You Go

Tour departs at the following timing:
  • 10:30am Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Tour departs from: Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk, next to Sri Mariamman Temple

Additional information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Redemption point is at Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk (next to Sri Mariamman Temple)
  • Not wheelchair accessible to this tour
  • Extensive amount of walking is required, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a rain or shine program (unless inclement weather), do bring along an umbrella or poncho in event of rain
  • Tour is conducted in English

Check-in Information
  • Guests are to check-in 15 minutes prior to tour timing
  • Simply present your e-Ticket to staff for exchange of tickets.

Check-in Location
  • Pagoda Street, Tourist Information Kiosk, next to Sri Mariamman Temple

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