Lonely Planet Experience: Best of Singapore

Futuristic architecture, beautiful nature, and multicultural vibes; Singapore, is a magical place! On this tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with a local.

Get ready to experience Singapore the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Singapore. Meet local people like Uncle Tony, keeper of the Monkey God Temple. Learn about Singapore’s three main cultures, Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian, and discover how they live side by side.

Explore the heart of the city, the Colonial District, and its landmarks and impressive buildings. Visit one of the hippest places in town: the art deco styled Tiong Bahru Market, here is where the locals do their daily shopping,

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • MRT/metro ticket
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food & beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Colonial District/Civic District, Colonial District/Civic District, Singapore

    Visit the Colonial District and see the contrast between soaring skyscrapers and colonial architecture

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Fullerton Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore, Singapore 049215 Singapore

    Discover a secret tunnel, of the previous General Post Office

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore

    Walk along the Singapore river and learn the story of the founder of Singapore

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton Merlion Park, Singapore 049213 Singapore

    Go to Merlion Park and hear the famous Merlion story to understand why Singapore is called the "Lion's city"

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Qi Tian Gong Temple, 44 Eng Hoon Street Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 169786 Singapore

    Meet temple keeper Uncle Tony & find out more about the Temple of Monkey Gods

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Chinatown MRT Station, 151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
    Return Detail :
    44 Eng Hoon St, Singapore 169786
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P920

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