Introducing All New Singapore Tours
Tour East Singapore has been hard at work designing a series of new products and is excited to share these all-new tours with you. Let us show you the culture of Singapore with a one-of-a-kind experience.
Chinatown Pioneer’s Trail | Culture & History
Embark on a journey with us as we take a walk down memory lane to trace the footsteps of the early Chinese pioneers and rich heritage of Chinatown. Much of the town has changed, but fortunately, some remnants of its colourful past still stand and old traditions still endure. As we walk through the streets of Chinatown you will be reminded of the nostalgic past and our efforts to preserve the history of this ethnic district.
Impressions of Malay Heritage | Culture & History
Steeped in history, culture and memories, Kampong Glam is one of Singapore’s most colourful districts. In Malay, the word kampong means “compound”, while glam is often attributed to the gelam (long-leaved paperbark tree), which was found and used locally for boat-making, medicine and even as a seasoning for food. Let us guide you through this historic district with its hidden treasures.
Singapore’s Bygone Era | Culture & History
This tour connects the past and present elements of the Singapore story from ancient Temasek to the colonial era to nationhood. Encompassing historic and iconic areas of the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning, the trail offers an insight to discover the people and communities who have contributed to our cityscape.
Peranakan Culture & Heritage | Culture & History
An introduction to the distinctive Peranakan culture and our local heritage. “Peranakan” meaning “descendent” is colloquially used to refer to the descendants of the early Chinese community that settled in the Malay Archipelago around the 17th Century. The Peranakan culture has evolved over the years into a unique blend of customs and traditions with traces of Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Visit a restored townhouse and get a glimpse of the life in an early 20th century Peranakan home, visit Joo Chiat and Katong districts paying homage to the fascinating background of the early Peranakans, and more!
Homestyle India Cooking Workshop | Culinary
This experience is hosted by a home-chef in his harbour-facing penthouse apartment. Get to visit and interact with a local, pick up some cooking skills while having fun! This is an afternoon where guests cook a leisurely dinner from scratch and learn more about the flavours of the Indian subcontinent.
National Gallery of Singapore & Asian Civilisation Museum | Arts & Crafts
In Singapore, art is more than what meets the eye. Museums and galleries here are no just places to be inspired but also homes to distinctive memorabilia that you can collect. Visit the National Gallery of Singapore to see an unparalleled collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art, showcasing more than 8,000 pieces from Singapore’s National Collection. Also, enjoy the opportunity to marvel at intriguing artefacts from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia at the Asian Civilisation Museum.
Hands-On Batik Workshop | Arts & Crafts
Batik is a traditional wax technique for decorating cloth originating from Java. It is also an interesting medium for painting pictures. Enjoy a 3-hour workshop where you will be guided through step by step to create your own Batik masterpiece to bring back as a unique souvenir. Visit a local artist’s studio, learn the history and techniques of traditional batik and complete a batik painting of your own.