Singapore is rich in culture, history, and heritage that even if you’ve lived here all your life, there’s a chance you haven’t explored every aspect of this city yet. You may be aware of the usual landmarks and attractions, but do you know the whole story? Thankfully, you can now dig deep into Singapore’s culture and history in a fun and exciting way. Here we list down unique tours you can take—from ethnic precincts, Singaporean homes, to ‘crazy, rich’ shooting locations and more:
‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ SIDECAR TOUR
Good news for fans of the blockbuster hit ‘Crazy Rich Asians!’ In this two-hour sidecar tour, you can now visit the fabulous locations where your favorite scenes were filmed, while aboard a vintage Vespa sidecar. Put yourselves in the shoes of Nick Young and Rachel Chu, and swing by locations such as Raffles Hotel (known as Kingford Hotel in the movie), Ann Siang Hill (where Eleanor enters the mahjong parlor), Chijmes (a must-see stop where the breathtaking wedding took place), and other locations where key events in the film took place.
JOO CHIAT AND KATONG: VESPA SIDECAR HERITAGE TOUR
If you’re in for another Vespa sidecar heritage tour, this one’s for you. Embark on a unique sightseeing in Joo Chiat, one of Singapore’s most heritage towns, home to decorative and colorful shops where old and new cultures mix. Then, head to Katong, home of rich Peranakan history and culture. See more vibrant, Technicolor houses as you breeze along the streets of the neighborhood.
TRISHAW UNCLE: LITTLE INDIA AND KAMPONG GLAM GUIDED TOUR
Trishaw Uncle, the only licensed trishaw tour operator in the country, tours you around Little India, Arab Street, and Bugis Street, where you can rediscover the charm of these old and vibrant neighborhoods. Dive into the colorful sights, sounds, and scents of these communities in this tour with a twist.
ABOUT MR. LEE TOUR
Get to know the Father of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. What was he like as a young boy, a husband, a father, and a friend? What were his values? How were they shaped? In this tour of his residences and the Old Parliament House, you’ll hear about how Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore during his political career, and how this fiercely private man fared in his family life
THE SINGAPORE HOME TOUR
Fascinated by the Singapore housing story? How did we go from slums to enviable housing in 50 years? In this tour, you’ll be transported back in time to the 1950s and 60s where cramped squatter living in shophouses was the way of life.
SINGAPORE KOPI & LOTI (COFFEE & BREAD) FACTORY TOUR
In this tour, step into a kopi roasting factory where you will witness the process of kopi from coffee beans to a tasty cup of coffee. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes tour of a local bread factory where you’ll be imparted with stories of the classic loti process.
DRINKS OF SINGAPORE DAY TOUR
Cheers or yam seng! Learn about the Singapore water story, Singapore’s local drinks, and how the beloved drinks teh tarik, bandung, and the famous Tiger Beer came to be. A DIY cocktail making session also awaits at a scenic rooftop bar.
*Featured image from KKDay Suppliers