9 Awesome Tours You Should Sign Up For To Uncover A Different Side Of Singapore


Faruq Senin •  Oct 24, 2020

Starting 1 Nov 2020, Singapore will be allowing tours of up to 20 people (increased from 10). This is the perfect time to sign up for a kayaking, cycling or walking tour to explore a different side of Singapore and uncover hidden gems ? With these tours, you'll be a tourist in your own country and who knows, you might just be able to feed your wanderlust! We've rounded up these 9 awesome tours that'll enable you to rediscover Singapore!

1. Bugis, Waterloo & Kampong Gelam #Instawalk Tour

You might be familiar with the Bugis or Kampong Gelam area for its yummy halal food but how about taking an Instawalk around Bugis, Kampong Gelam and the Waterloo Street area? Through the walking tour organised by Tribe Tours, you'll get to uncover hidden gems to take photos and take your IG feed up a notch ? Not only will you get to snap stunning photos, you'd also get to learn more about the stories behind the streets. Definitely a great way to rediscover Singapore!

P.S. Interested to explore more walking tours? Tribe Tours also organises walking tours of Chinatown, Changi/Pulau Ubin and other unique ones too!

Price: from $55

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P.S. Thinking of how to spend your $100 tourism vouchers? Check out these 12 ways!

2. Mangrove kayaking tours at Pulau Ubin

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You might not be able to travel to Krabi, Bali or Langkawi but there's still plenty of nature and wildlife to uncover in our own backyard! Sign up for a mangrove kayaking tour to explore Pulau Ubin's waterways, especially its 4 main rivers. Experience nature at its best on the tour as you'll be able to get close to natural canopies of arching branches and leaves. Spot various species of birds or even reptiles like monitor lizards and snakes while you're kayaking!

Find out more about the tours in our article. 

3. Kampong Lorong Buangkok tour

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Always interested to explore mainland Singapore's last kampong? Well, here's your chance! If you want to find out more about the stories of Kampong Lorong Buangkok or even meet the residents, you can sign up for a Kampong Experience tour organised by Let's Go Tour. In the 2-hour private tour, you'll get to learn the history of the kampong, interact with residents, play old-school games and more! Find out more about Kampong Lorong Buangkok in our article.

Price: $200 (2-3 pax), $250 (4-5 pax)

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4. Singapore DUCKtours

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The DUCKtours is no stranger to Singaporeans. You've probably seen tourists take it but now it's your turn to rediscover the city through a fresh pair of eyes! The DUCKtours was the first "amphibious" tour in Singapore where you'll get to take in Singapore's stunning sights both on land and water! The 1-hour tour will bring you around the Civic District before it splashes into water (like a duck ?) and cruise along Marina Bay. Plus, they are currently having a 25% discount so you it's the best time to sign up for the tour! Find out more here.

Price: from $32.25 (Adults), $24.75 (Child), $9.75 (Toddlers)


5. Kranji Dual Farm tours

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You might not be able to travel now but you can definitely explore Singapore’s “countryside” in the Lim Chu Kang area. Sign up for a Dual Farm Tour with Origin Journeys for a guided tour to Bollywood Veggies, a well-known organic farm. You'll also get admission to Hay Dairies, a goat farm with more than 800 goats! It'll definitely be an interesting experience exploring a side of Singapore you've never seen before.

Price: $55

Sign up for the tour here.

P.S. Wondering what the experience is like at Bollywood Veggies? Check out our article here.

6. My Community Heritage tours

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Singapore's neighbourhoods are full of stories and hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. My Community brings you on tours around various historic neighbourhoods in Singapore so you'll learn that there's more to Singapore than just high-rises. Take a walk through the Tiong Bahru conservation estate and learn more about its architecture and people. Discover Islamic religious sites in Telok Blangah, take a walk down memory lane at Tanglin Halt and more.


7. Pulau Ubin kampong tours

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Besides being a spot for cycling and hiking, Pulau Ubin also has a small number of villagers who still call the island home. The next time you're there, why not find out more about life in a kampong by going on one of the two tours organised by NParks? The Rustic Reflections Tour will bring you to Pulau Ubin's former headman's house and Kampong Melayu as well as to a rubber plantation, a restored Chinese kampong house and more. The Kampong Tour will bring you to a quarry, various nature trails, an old school site and heritage spots and an old kampong house. Both tours last about 2 hours and are available every third Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Price: $60 per group


P.S. Planning to head to Pulau Ubin for your adventure? Check out our guide here!

8. Kelong tour

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Explore Northeastern Singapore's seas with the kelong (offshore fishing village) tour organised by Let's Go Tours! The 2-hour tour will bring you to the various kelongs that you might not have heard about and you can learn more about how they work through a licensed guide. It's suitable for a group of friends or family and you can even add on a fishing experience!

Price: $450 per group

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9. Trails of Tan Ah Huat cycling tour

Time to explore Singapore city on wheels! With Let's Go Tour's Tan Ah Huat cycling trail, you'll get to understand the contrast between modern Singapore and life back in the 1920s. Through the use of multimedia slideshows and stories told by the guides, you'll get to learn more about Singapore's history and of course, take in the sights of the city as you cycle!

#HHWT Tip: There are other interesting cycle tours that you can sign up for on Let's Go Tour too!

Price: $148

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With these 9 tours, it's time to uncover another side of Singapore and try out something new. Since you are unable to travel now, why not make the most of it and sign up for these tours with your loved ones?