Pinch of Singapore - Pay-as-you-wish Walk Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Jan
Registered on October 10, 2022

Jan has spent time living in Thailand and Japan and is now back in Singapore with fresh eyes (and ears) for anything pertaining to Singapore's history, culture and the arts. As someone who’s travelled extensively, his cultural sensibilities extend beyond the shores of this little red dot. He enjoys answering questions and sharing his honest perspectives of Singapore. A fervent believer of the need to minimise our footprint during our short stay on this lovely planet, Jan is never found without his reusable bowls, cups and utensils that he faithfully carts around. Join him on a tour and see how he tries to keep green when showing local and foreign visitors around!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Multi-ethnicity, multiculturalism, multiracial and interracial.
Singapore celebrates it all.

This offbeat walking tour in turn pays tribute to this exceptionally unnatural occurrence; from hearing the good, not so good; to tasting ethnic bites & smelling the roses of flowers knotted into garlands. We cover,

The highlights:

  • Not 1, not 2, but all 3 ethnic quarters 
  • Don't just hear, or listen, but bite into the local(est) snacks
  • Ask away any question about anything of this melting pot
  • Besides walking, we hop onto public transport too!**

Background Story (to date):
With colossal buildings, hurried development, and incredible economic growth that thrives as much as its greenery, this bustling cosmopolitan Singapore overflows with opportunities, businesses, and trade. But what's pulsating within the city is beyond what most eyes see. Made up of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and various other ethnicities, cultural heritage is what makes Singapore, Singapore — a gathering of different cultures coexisting in one agreeable space.   

*Suggested tip amount: S$30 ~ $50 per person (most of us are not crazy rich Asians, and life here is Expensive, I really do appreciate your love)

**Participants to standby a mask (for riding of public transport) and their own credit/debit card. YES! Your own card allows you to travel with ease (albeit with an additional S$0.50 fee) on this island's public transport system.

***Photo of Meeting Point can be found in the photo slide show for reference

****Should a certain date be “full”, please feel free to send me a text to enquire here or at or dm me at @offbeatsingapore on Instagram/Facebook

*****There’s a minimum of 5 participants in order for this tour to start. I’ll try my best to combine groups, and/or start as many tours as possible where I can. Appreciate your kind understanding. 

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  • Meeting point:
    151 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
    151 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
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    Start point: Chinatown MRT station exit A - above ground

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Holly 04 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Jamie was very informative, provided useful tips and made the tour fun and interesting. Take a morning tour as afternoons are so hot. We enjoyed the snacks and drinks along the way. She even gave women some change for bathroom stops.
Seba... 31 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
Today's trip was great: smart, funny and knowledgeable guide. Learned truly interesting information: the way our guide intertwined the history of SIN with the visited quarters/areas and its interconnections was brilliant. Really enjoyed the three+ hours, the hospitality, the concept and the wonderful atmosphere it left us. Sebastian with Nicole and Noah (5)
Chri... 15 Mar 2023
Doha Port

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Jamie was great, fun and knowledgeable. It was a great tour. We were a nice bunch of visitors that ended up spending the rest of the day together.
Anna 12 Mar 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We had a lot of fun with Jaime and learned a lot. THANK YOU!!!
Samuel 08 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Feb 2023
Jan is an awesome tour guide. We did the Singapore laid back tour and we're glad we did. He is knowledgable about the history and current challenges of the state and he's very easy to talk to. Great personality and humor. We walked through the main neighbourhoods and learned about Singapore. We strongly recommend Jan as a guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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