City Break, The Local Singapore, Private tour
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Discover Singapore through the eyes of a local. This different four-day tour takes away from the beaten track and invites you to explore the origins of this multicultural society. Move around on public transport and delight your palate with a rich array of local food.
Little India: Give your senses a treat and explore the colourful Indian quarter
Malay Quarter: Visit the iconic Kampong Glam, Singapore’s artistic Arab district
Chinatown: Stop at the award-winning Mei Heong Yuen Dessert Bar
- English-speaking guide during activities, on a private basis
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- 3 breakfasts
- Air-conditioned transportation transfers as stated in the programme
- Inbound airport transfers from Changi Airport
- Outbound airport transfers to Changi Airport
- Metro card for duration of the itinerary (EZ Link)
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES
- Day 2 – Local food tasting tour
- Meet & Greet on Day 1
- One bottle of water per person
- Expenses of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
- Gratuity for driver
- International flights
- Optional tour day 3 – Trials of Tan ah Huat
- The tour is on a private basis so all timings can be agreed and modified with the customers.
- No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed
- Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible change of hotels and/or itinerary
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Singapore. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting places of worship, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1-3 Singapore:
- Standard Hotel Category = Villa Hotel Katong or similar 4*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL SINGAPORE
Upon landing at Singapore Airport, you will be met at the airport by a tour representative. The agent will then guide you to the transportation service that transfers you to your hotel. Once there, check in and spend the rest of this first day at your leisure. You can either hang around the hotel to put up your feet after your flight or hit the streets to start becoming acquainted with the fascinating city of Singapore; the choice is yours. However, save some energy for the urban adventure you’ll be going on the following day! Overnight in Singapore.
Day 2 : SINGAPORE
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel at 09:00 and set out on a gourmet journey through the many cultural districts of Singapore. As the saying goes, the best way to know a culture is to do things the local way and be where the locals are. Accordingly, this tour invites you to explore the city the way most locals do: by riding buses and trains! Kick off the day in a modest food centre and wet market, home to some seriously dedicated hawkers who, more often than not, have inherited their stalls from past generations. The visits will delight your palate with mouth-watering famous local delicacies. Proceed to Little India where you get to savour some samples of the world-famous tongue-tingling Indian cuisine. Then hop aboard a bus and travel to the local Malay quarter, Kampong Glam. Here, you will sip a cup of rich, frothy Teh Tarik as you learn about the history of this Muslim neighbourhood turned hipster paradise in the last few decades. Lastly, depart to Chinatown by MTR to satisfy your sweet tooth with a refreshing surprise at the award-winning Mei Heong Yuen Dessert Bar in Chinatown. With the harmonious coexistence of Singaporeans hailing from various origins, the melding of this tiny country’s rich array of cuisines positions her on the bleeding edge of the culinary scene. The tour will end around 12:30 and you will transfer to the hotel by private car. After the tour, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city however you prefer. Breakfast included on this day. Overnight in Singapore.
Day 3 : SINGAPORE
You will have today at your own leisure. You may want to opt in to exploring the city the best way possible and cycling around the streets with a local. Departing from your hotel at 08:30 – This fascinating tour will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the beginning of the 20th century. Trace the footsteps of Tan Ah Huat, a Chinese immigrant who came to Singapore searching for a better life, by cycling tour around town. You will be accompanied by a talented storyteller who will help bring Tan Ah Huat’s tale to life as you pedal together from site to site. Watch the jigsaw pieces of this admirable man’s life gradually click together as this truly immersive experience takes you to several landmarks, monuments and heritage sites. Along the way, you will learn a series of fun facts and historical titbits with the aid of multimedia slideshows. This tour also includes a straw hat and two bottles of water per person. You should finish this tour around 12.15. (Tour not included in price). Breakfast included on this day. Overnight in Singapore.
Day 4 : DEPARTURE SINGAPORE
Wake up to charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel before setting out to further explore the city of Singapore at your own rhythm. Enjoy your free time by doing all the things you want to do – be it shopping, visiting more sites or simply relaxing – before you’re transferred from the hotel back to the airport, where you will catch your flight to your following destination.