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Be A Tourist In Your Own City

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Thinking about how to use your Singapore ReDiscover vouchers? Here are some interesting tours that will let you experience Singapore from a new perspective. 

If there is any good to come out of the travel standstill — no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic! — it is that we have the chance to rediscover our own tourist scene. With the school holidays here, take a day off to spend with the kids and try something new. Who knows, you might even learn something along the way!

Step into the past on this private tour of Singapore’s last surviving kampong. As the city continues to develop, Kampong Lorong Buangkok is a pocket of greenery that has remained untouched since the 1950s. A licensed tour guide will take you through the village, telling you about the development of traditional housing into modern high rises. You will even get a chance to peek inside one of the houses and hear stories of the past. Seeing first-hand what life was like in the past will surely be an enlightening experience for both you and the kids.


This guided tour takes you to a family-run restaurant in Joo Chiat that has been making popiah skin by hand for over 80 years. Be mesmerised by the masters as they juggle the dough while cooking it on searing hot pans. Not only will you get the chance to learn about the history of this iconic local dish, but you will also beable to try your hand at wrapping your own popiah. Afterwards, the tour will bring you through the bustling streets of Chinatown, where you will stop for a mug of kopi at a Nanyang Old Coffee shop.


Embark on a guided bicycle tour through the city, covering historical and cultural sites such as Kampong Glam, Chinatown, and the Singapore River. But what makes this tour different is that it follows the crafted story of Tan Ah Huat and his life. The tour guides use a combination of storytelling and multimedia slideshows to bring history alive, revealing the differences between Singapore in the 1920s versus the present day. As you will be cycling mostly on flat terrain, it is a fun and educational outing suitable for the whole family. Note that another tour, entitled Walking the Footsteps of Tan Ah Huat, is also available should you prefer to go on foot instead.


Cruise along the southern coast and experience a part of Singapore you normally wouldn’t be able to see. Beginning at Keppel Island, you will sail past landmarks such as Machine Gun Post at Labrador Park, Raffles Lighthouse, and a few of our southern islands before disembarking at Sentosa Island. The presence of a licensed tour guide means you can learn about the unique and interesting history of Singapore’s islands while seeing them in person. Though not exactly the island holiday you’ve been wishing for, the refreshing ocean breeze and island views will be a nice escape from the ordinary.


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