Singapore is safe and compact enough for most tourists to comfortably explore by themselves, but several walking tours, both guided and self-guided, are available to further help visitors discover all of Singapore's hidden surprises. Original Singapore Walks, first established in 2003, now offers eight different guided tours of various neighbourhoods, and pre-booking online is recommended to secure a place, particularly the War Trails by Changi Museum. This motor coach facilitated tour takes visitors past many of the sights related to Singapore's WWII defence and fall at the hands of Japanese forces in 1942.
Other popular Original Singapore Walks tours include the Time of Empire colonial district walk, the Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way Chinatown tour, and the Sultans of Spice tour of Kampong Glam. Dhobis, Saris, and a Spot of Curry is the name of the Original Singapore Walks Little India tour. The Geylang and Chinatown night tour called Secrets of the Red Lantern.
A Places of Worship Tour in Singapore often includes stops at Chinatown's Sri Mariamman Hindu temple, Ang Mo Kio's sprawling Kong Meng San Phor Kark See monastery, Balestier's Burmese Buddhist Temple, the 19th century Armenian Church, and Arab Street's stately Masjid Sultan mosque. Thian Hock Keng is one of the world's oldest Hokkien temples. Nearly all of the world's largest religions are represented in Singapore.
An e-scooter tour around Singapore City has become an increasingly popular alternative to walking or cycling. Guides, bottles of water, and e-scooter loans are all covered in the cost of these breezy three-hour tours of Singapore's most significant landmarks. Evening e-scooter tours also include Southeast Asia's biggest water and laser show. Those not wanting to use an e-scooter can take a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour around Singapore on a double-decker bus instead.
Personal shopping service in Singapore is provided at Robinsons Orchard, Club 21, and many more of Singapore's most upscale shopping centres and designer clothing boutiques. One of the most popular food tours around Singapore is the Betel Box Food Walk. Foodies can sample no fewer than 40 of the tastiest dishes served by Joo Chiat's vendors during this six-hour Thursday night tour.
Fort Canning Park's Spice Trail Walk, Sungei Buloh's wetland walk, and Bukit Timah's macaque walk are a few of the free nature walks offered by Singapore's National Parks Board. Nature lovers may also enjoy a bike trail tour in Pulau Ubin, a small island situated only a five minute ferry ride north of mainland Singapore. Ketam Mountain Bike Park is the most popular cycling route on this island oasis where bicycles far outnumber motorised vehicles.
A last but not least, Sentosa Island is Singapore’s best loved entertainment and leisure venue with all sorts of attractions and sights for the family. Visitors to Singapore are best served signing up for one of the tours that includes specific activities, such as aquarium dives, Universal Studios or even golf, with transport arranged to and from, and beating the queues.
Tours to Jurong Bird Park or the Night Safari are two other family options that require organisational support from a company that can arrange everything for you. Those recommeded here have been vetted for professionalism, value for money and reliability.