Chinatown Like a Local Tour


The Cultural Explorer

Chinatown Like a Local Tour

Spoken in: English, 中文

( 15 reviews ) star City tour Singapore 1 - 10 watch_later 3 hours
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine
  • See one of the public housing buildings
  • Hear the stories of the first Chinese in Singapore
  • Try some of the best Chinese food
  • Visit a beautiful sky garden & enjoy the views
  • Enjoy the buzz of the local market

You will meet here: Chinatown MRT Station

What you can expect

Join me on this three hour private tour and discover the culture, traditions and local way of life in Chinatown. Find out about traditional Chinese medicine. Visit the shops where Chinatown locals buy their fresh meat, fish, vegetables and spices. And discover how they prepare for a traditional Chinese weddings.

Enjoy sipping a Chinatown coffee while munching on a delicious piece of kaya toast, a popular local snack in Singapore. Get a real insight into how the local Chinese residents spend their time and get an awesome view of the city in a sky garden in this district.

On this tour I can show you the places only locals know. Want to know about Chinese performing arts? I can take you to the place and show you what locals use for traditional dances, music and acting. The same with Chinese martial arts, you’ll get to see, experience and enjoy the real deal.

And along the way you can try some delicious Chinese snacks, while I tell you the stories behind the local landmarks, buildings and monuments. You'll also meet genuine locals, and I can translate any questions you may have. I can also tell you where the restaurants , bars and cafes are that best suit your tastes.

This tour is 100% private, so if you have anything in particular you want to see or do just let me know, and I can shape the tour to suit your wishes. I can create a tour just for you!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Chinatown MRT Station
Stop 1
Learn about traditional performing arts and martial arts
Stop 2
Enjoy traditional coffee and kaya toast
Stop 3
Learn about the ancient Chinese healing system
Stop 4
Take a peek at what locals buy for cooking - produce, spice and live animals
Stop 5
Learn about Chinese ancestral worship and religion
Stop 6
Understand the role of mutual support groups
Stop 7
Enjoy a spectacular view of Chinatown from a garden in the sky
End tour
Tanjong pagar MRT

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Chinatown MRT Station
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks


The Cultural Explorer

15 reviews

Good Day my friend !!

I am Singapore born and bred, having lived here for almost half a century. I have been to all corners of Singapore, but the place I call home is Chinatown.

As a tour guide my biggest reward comes from meeting people from all over the world, sharing with them exciting sites, stories and flavours of Singapore.

Pick me as your guide and I will give you a memorable Singapore experience !!"

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