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Tour Synopsis
"When a tiger dies, it leaves its skin. When a man dies, he leaves his name." Enter the tiger's den. Take an unforgettable magical journey through the whimsical landscape pf Haw Par Villa (aka Tiger Balm Garden). Built in 1937, it is the world's only eclectic Chinese mythological park of its kind, the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw - billionaire philanthropist and marketer extraordinaire - who gave us the famed Tiger Balm. Discover Asia - by walking through these seemingly eccentric and even bizzare vistas, or be surprised that in every Chinese, there is a little Indian. Make sense of the tapestry of Taosim, Buddhism, and Confucianism seamlessly woven into the poetry of the garden. Steeped in symbolism and philosophy, this walk tells the ageless story of good over evil, the struggle between modernity and tradition and the inevitability of death. To find out your Tao in this life, join us in the journey. As the ancient Chinese proverb says, "To catch the cub, you have to enter the tiger's den.".
Date: Every Friday, except Public Holidays
Time: 9.30am-12.00nn
Meeting Place: Haw Par Villa MRT Outside Exit A
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The Original Singapore Walks®

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The Original Singapore Walks® is brought to you by Journeys Pte Ltd. The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the city's best-kept secret places. You name it, we have it. Since 2003, the Walks led by an eclectic bunch of researcher-guides have taken locals and travellers alike off the beaten track, and entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city.

Most of all, like any good tour, the Walks are easy to join. Pre-booking is NOT necessary. Simply turn up at the designated meeting point, pay the guide and off you go. (Meeting points are mostly at MRT station exits which make them easy to get to.) Reservations would be appreciated for Changi Museum War Trails™.

The person waving one of our brochures madly in the air would be your guide.

It all started with Jeya
(we're still blaming him for it!)
The Original Singapore Walks®
Take the road less travelled with explorations to a different historical quarter each day, rain or shine, and proudly declare, 'I've been to Singapore.'
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Changi Museum War Trails™
Researched by military historians and led by trained specialised guides, these tours take you through the intense fire of battle and the fog of war that led to Singapore's fall in the Second World War…
* Reservations encouraged*
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Group Tours
If you have a group of 20 or so and want our guide all to yourself (we mean a personal tour... what were you thinking?), book your Private Walk here.
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Customised Services by Journeys
Bespoke tours and a full suite of destination services for Corporate / Seminar Events, School Field Trips, Military Detachments and Groups with Special Themed Interests.
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The interesting stories we share with you are the results of painstaking research over many years and are the copyright© 2003-2014 of Journeys Pte Ltd and Singapore History Consultants. No guides / trainee guides are allowed to join in any of Journeys tours without express written permission.

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Kindly note the following changes:

  1. NEW TOUR: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger
    Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™
    will be on every FRIDAY, 9.30am-12.00nn except Public Holidays

  2. End of Empire - Singapore 1942™ (A Battlefield Tour) will be on every TUESDAY, 2.30pm-6.00pm except Public Holidays
  3. Secrets of the Red Lantern™ will now start at 6.00pm and end at 8.30pm 

LATEST NEWS REGARDING Dhobis, Saris and a Spot of Curry™
Please note that there is a change of end point with effect from Wednesday, 5 March 2014 till further notice.
End point: Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (Near Farrer Park MRT)


STB Singapore Experience Awards 2013
We are thrilled to announce Changi WWII™ as Winner for the Best Travel Experience category at 2013's Awards ceremony. We would like to thank YOU for your continued support of The Original Singapore Walks®! Pictures of Changi WWII here!

  There are no tours on Friday,18 April 2014 due to Good Friday Public Holiday!

There will be no walks on the following:

Public Holidays: 31 Jan of 2014, 1 Feb, 18 Apr, 1 & 13 May, 28 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 & 23 Oct, 25 Dec 2014.
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
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The Time of Empire™
A Colonial District Walk
Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way™
A Chinatown Walk
End of Empire - Singapore 1942™
A Changi Museum War Trail
Dhobis, Saris & a Spot of Curry™
A Little India Walk
Changi WWII™
A Changi Museum War Trail
Sultans of Spice™
A Kampong Glam Walk
The Tipple Exchange™
A Boat Quay-Singapore River Walk
Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger
Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™
Secrets of the Red Lantern™
A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour
Changi WWII™
A Changi Museum War Trail

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