“Wish I had been staying longer in Singapore and then I could have done them all!” – Susan Lewin, Australia
 
The Original Singapore Walks®
 
“If you just do one tour in Singapore, make it one of these.” – Lonely Planet
 
Take the road less travelled with guides who are experts of the city. The brainchild of one military historian and several precocious enfants terribles of Singapore's heritage-education scene, these narrated Walks and War Trails are spontaneous and revealing as their fraternities in other cities are. Be thoroughly entertained as you visit cultural and historical enclaves, while affable researcher-guides, through skilful storytelling and the use of archival images, regale you with juicy insights to local society and traditions. With a different tour guaranteed to run most days of the week, you only need to turn up on the scheduled day, at the scheduled time and meeting point (mostly at MRT station exits), pay the guide and off you go!
 
 
 
“Excellent guided tours of Changi and other Second World War sights...” – Telegraph, UK
 
Changi Museum War Trails™
 
Launched concurrently with the Walks, End of Empire™—Singapore 1942™ (Tue) and Changi WWII™ (Wed/Sat) relate the story of the Defence and Fall of Singapore during WWII and are dedicated to the memory of all who fought and suffered during those dark years of captivity.

These motorcoach-facilitated guided trails revisit selected WWII sites that lend varied perspectives to the disastrous manner by which Singapore believed to be impregnable succumbed to Japanese forces on the 15th of February, 1942. Find out what really happened, as we take you through grand strategies, explosive action and intense drama, while debunking long-held myths and exposing deceptive propaganda. Contemplate the magnitude of human tragedy and the response of selfless camaraderie in the face of death. Vividly recounted and sensitively portrayed by specialised researcher-guides, few have left these trails unmoved.
 

To go on Changi Museum War Trails™, you are encouraged to phone (63251631 / 62142451) or email by 5pm the day before to reserve your place(s).
(This helps us in doing our bit for the environment by not over catering coach transport, thereby reducing unnecessary exhaust emissions.)

 
 
 
Group Tours
 
All our walking tours and coach trails are available for private booking, on your preferred day and timing. Our private tours are excellent as company outings, birthday treats, cultural orientation activities for newly relocated expatriates, themed educational field trips and more. If you are lucky (or desperate) enough, we might just be able to resurrect past seasons' Walks, such as Of Dali, Barley & Hadhramis™ Eccentric Clarke Quay-Singapore River Walk, On Forbidden Ground™ Fort Canning Hill Walk, Of Bomohs & Pontianaks™ Kampong Glam Evening Walk and The Last Post™ Kranji War Cemetery Walk (No idea what they are? Read on below...).

We are fussy in the way that we want to make each walking experience absolutely delightful. So bear with us if we badger you for the nittys and grittys, whims and fancies, to create the most enjoyable walkabout possible. A minimum group size of 20 is usually required for private bookings and you can send in your request by filling out the enquiry form below.

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 They may be 'past season', but the appeal of these Walks is absolutely timeless!
 
Of Dali, Barley and Hadhramis™ An Eccentric Clarke Quay-Singapore River Walk

Synopsis:


The wizened storyteller lit his last joss-stick as the coolies waited with bated breath. The end was drawing near. You can almost see the ghosts of the old river behind the surreal, glitzy façade of Clarke Quay. Go deep into the trendiest stretch in town. Who was the 'unqualified' architect responsible for all early colonial buildings? Or the shrewd diplomat-tycoon who eyed profits from ice but was just ahead of his time. Hear about the 'tin rush' that was as mad as the one for gold. And the sad story of the guardian who lost his world to the cruel tides of change. Swig this and more at trendy breweries where 'mash' is anything but the humble potato.

Highlights:
  • Ice House
  • Pewter Museum
  • Tongkang (traditional river boat)
  • Moroccan Lounge
  • Guardian of the River
  • Coleman & Read Bridges
  • Brewery Tour
 
On Forbidden Ground™ A Fort Canning Hill Walk

Synopsis:


The fresh scent of morning hung in the air and the dew of yesterday's rain sparkled, not yet dried on the breadfruit tree. Tread lightly, for treasures lay beneath. Porcelain, Chinese coins, Indian beads, Javanese jewellery, all dating back hundreds of years at the archaeological dig. Visit a mysterious 14th century tomb reputed to hold Singapore's last ancient king (also known as the chap who founded Malacca). Uncover scandals and controversies at Singapore's first Christian cemetery, which reads like a 'who's-who' and a 'who-married-who!?' (How many wives did Raffles have anyway?). And finally, find out about the murder that changed the entire course of Singapore's history!

Highlights:
  • Keramat Iskandar Shah (Shrine of Iskandar Shah)
  • Archaeological Dig Exhibit
  • Spice Garden
  • Christian Cemetery
  • Old Fort Gate
 
The Last Post™ A Kranji War Cemetery Walk

Synopsis:


In the horizon, the fading notes of the Last Post could be heard. Yet another soldier laid to rest in his grave. In quiet pristine order, tombstones sit along rows of solemn assembly. But not all are given this honour in times of war. On the columns of Kranji War Cemetery are inscribed the names of some 24,000 fighting men and women whose bodies were never found. In the heat of battle, faces are lost and bodies abandoned. Yet in death, all are ordered to their last post, where their one duty was to lie in peace. 'The Last Post' is the story of the many Commonwealth soldiers who laid down their lives in the name of freedom. Heroes, traitors, martyrs, victories, follies - discover the lives behind the names carved in stone, join this walk.

 
 
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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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