Beneath the gleaming façade that tourists usually see, this enthralling heritage tour delves deep into the heartlands where Singaporeans live and play. Explore the idyllic charm of one of Singapore's most charming neighbourhood where old meets new in a most captivating medley of architecture and culture. Mingle with the friendly locals, have a taste of exotic local foods and take plenty of social media-worthy pictures of Art Deco pre-war conservation apartments. We also up the ante with a local coffee tasting session and a rare opportunity to visit a local Singaporean home!
Starting Point. Meet and great with your local guide at Tiong Bahru MRT Station - Exit B (Street Level)
The essence of a country lies in its people and its culture. And the best way to discover the real side of Singapore is to take a stroll through our island’s most interesting suburban neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru and discover the hidden secrets within.
It is an in-depth authentic local neighbourhood tour. You will enjoy "Live-like-a-local" unique experiences like sipping traditional coffee, get insider access and explore disappearing traditions, trades and skills, get up close and personal with a ‘local home visit’ opportunity, and end with tasting some of Singapore's best hawker food for lunch!
Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Get introduced to Tiong Bahru by learning about the Bukit Ho Swee Fire, which is a key moment in the development of modern Singapore and massive shift towards Singapore's public housing programme.
Beo Crescent Market
Beo Crescent Market is located in the heart of Bukit Ho Swee. Get up close with residents at a local coffee shop and sample traditional coffee/tea and toast. If you are lucky, you can even pay a visit to one of Singapore's oldest home!
Seng Poh Gardens
Explore pre-war houses designs and garden. Photo-taking opportunity.
Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter
Visit Moh Guan Terrace, where you will learn about the unique "horse-shoe" shaped blocks and an air raid shelter - the first to be included in a public housing project.
Tiong Bahru Community Centre
Learn about the function of a community centre and immerse in the daily activities of the local residents.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
End at the heart of Tiong Bahru - the Market and Food Centre, where for decades, residents, neighbours and people from all over the island have come to shop, dine and take delight in each other’s company.
End of tour
Tiong Bahru MRT Station - Exit B (Street Level)