Journeys to Hell™ Exclusive Twilight Tour of Haw Par Villa Returns!

LAUNCH OF 2019 TOUR SEASON:
JOURNEYS TO HELL™ EXCLUSIVE TWILIGHT TOUR OF HAW PAR VILLA

🏆 Singapore Tourism Awards 2018: Best Tour Experience Finalist 🏆

Gain exclusive access and fresh insights into the eclectic Asian cultural park as night falls, as our expert guide unveils the rich culture and philosophies reflected in the park’s intricate sculptures and dioramas.

Discover the story of the illustrious Aw brothers who created the iconic Tiger Balm, and their lasting imprint on the former Tiger Balm Garden.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain a sneak preview of the upcoming Hell’s Museum, with perspectives of the afterlife across various religions.

We invite you to embark on an illuminating journey through the iconic Ten Courts of Hell, where a traditional ritual awaits at the end of your journey to hell!

📍 Tour Information:

Journeys to Hell™ – Death & the Afterlife in Haw Par Villa

Every Friday, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Meet your guide at Haw Par Villa MRT Station, outside Exit A

📍 More Details/Book Online:

Visit www.journeys.com.sg/tosw/the-ticket-shop to book your experience!

Journeys to Hell™ Tour Unavailable Until Further Notice

Dear lovely guests,
This is a gentle notice that our Journeys to Hell™ – Death & the Afterlife in Haw Par Villa tour
will not be available until further notice. Do check out our other fascinating tours and we look forward to hosting you on our tours soon!

Cheers,
The Original Singapore Walks® Team

Launch of the Amara Heritage Trail

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Amara Heritage Trail, led by your favourite guides from The Original Singapore Walks®. The trail offers a passport to the wealth of history and nature of Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and Sentosa Island.

Old British military barracks and air raid shelters once stood on the land that is now home to the resort, winner of the Architectural Heritage Awards for its extensive conservation efforts. Embark on the hour-long tour to discover WWII-related sites and stories, while meandering through luscious nature. Get an intriguing glimpse into the lives of British soldiers during the colonial era and spot artefacts from a bygone era. Along the way, enjoy some hands-on experience with herbs and spices that gives the oomph to our local cuisine!

Chart Sentosa’s transformation over the years – we’ll even take you to an amazing vantage point where you can soak up magnificent views of the Straits of Singapore and learn more about the neighbouring islands.

End your tour with a refreshing drink in hand, on the house! Prepared with a dash of alcohol, the drink is part of the heritage of the British Royal Artillery, which gave a certain road its name. Hint: This road can also be found during the tour!

Created by our associate company Singapore History Consultants (the people behind the original research for The Original Singapore Walks®) after countless hours of research and fieldwork, the Amara Heritage Trail promises an intriguing, off-the-beaten-path experience of Sentosa Island.

View our photo album on Facebook: bit.ly/amaraheritagetrail

For more details, visit sentosa.amarahotels.com/amara-heritage-trail.html

Happening every weekend (Sat & Sun), the hour-long tour is open to the public ($18/pax). Meet your guide at Amara Sanctuary Resort Lobby at 10am to start the tour.

GETTING THERE:

Amara Sanctuary Resort is accessible by a free shuttle bus service from Harbourfront MRT Station (Exit D). CLICK HERE to view the shuttle bus schedule or view the resort’s location HERE.

RECOMMENDED TOURS:

Have a keen interest in WWII history? Join our Changi WWII™ War Trail Coach Tour (2018 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner, Top 10 Experiences in Singapore) and visit The Battlebox, an authentic WWII underground command centre where the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese was made on 15 February 1942. The Battlebox is proud to be the #1 Museum in Singapore (2018 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner) and your visit contributes entirely to the costs of running and maintaining this priceless historical monument.

 

 

[Haw Par Villa National Day Promotion] 1 FOR 1 The Tiger Balm Garden Story™ Guided Tour Tickets

To celebrate National Day, we are offering a 1 for 1 promotion for tickets to The Tiger Balm Garden Story™ tour (U.P $10/adult & $5/child) till 31 Aug 2018! Simply register and make payment at Haw Par Villa Visitor Centre, located within the historic Haw Par Villa (managed by Journeys Pte Ltd).

Pre-registration is recommended on our Peatix page: tigerbalmgardenstory-natdaypromo.peatix.com

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

As our nation turns 53, rediscover Singapore’s most nostalgic icon (turning 81 this year) on a fascinating tour of Haw Par Villa. Conducted by our specialised docents and guides, the tour unveils the park’s connection to the world-famous Tiger Balm and the Aw family. Be inspired by the tales of ingenuity and fortitude, and discover the wondrous stories behind some of the most elaborate sculptures in the Asian cultural park. Get insights into the wealth of culture and history in Haw Par Villa and with the help of your guide, you may even spot some mythical creatures and learn of their significance!

Don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears open for quiz time – participants who have correct answers stand to win a special prize 🙂

The Tiger Balm Garden Story™ tour is suitable for all ages. Bring your friends and family along this amazing journey through the eclectic Asian cultural park and be prepared to see Haw Par Villa in a whole new light!

TOUR DETAILS

Frequency: Daily, including weekends & public holidays
Tour Timings: 10am & 4pm
Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting Point: Haw Par Villa Visitor Centre (please arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time for registration and payment)

CLICK HERE for more details and to pre-register on our Peatix page
CLICK HERE to learn more about Haw Par Villa

CHANGI WWII™ WAR TRAIL COACH TOUR WINS 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR EXPERIENCES

Our Changi WWII™ War Trail Coach Tour has been recognised as a WINNER in the Top 10 Experiences – Singapore category of the first ever TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Experiences (2018)!

Travelers’ Choice awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can give and we are eternally grateful for the exceptional reviews from our tour guests, our fabulous guides and the rest of the team.

Rave reviews from our guests:
“I thoroughly enjoyed this informative tour, Carol, our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. It gave a greater insight to the role of the allied forces here and their treatment by the Japanese. The stories of how the locals were treated were informative as you don’t normally hear of these in Australia. I learnt a lot about Singapore culture, ethnicity, education and history.”
– TripAdvisor member @Rudge500 from Australia

Our four hour tour went so quickly. Our tour guide supplied all the details I was looking for, her mixture of local stories of the fall of Singapore and Historical facts were interwoven beautifully. The sad stories of the brutality of soldiers in Changi prison supported by many photographs. These are the stories that must NEVER stop being told. Highly recommended. Tour Guide five stars for her enthusiasm in telling us the true stories of the Fall of Singapore and the stories and bravery of soldiers and local Singaporeans.
– TripAdvisor member @allybags from Australia

Our Changi WWII™ War Trail Coach Tour runs every Wed (2pm-6pm) and Sat (10am-2pm). The meeting point is at Pasir Ris MRT Station, outside Exit B. To find out more about the Changi WWII™ tour, visit www.journeys.com.sg/tosw/our-tours/war-trails/

CLICK HERE to view the press release
CLICK HERE to book your tour experiences