The Hidden Local Treasures of Singapore

The Hidden Local Treasures of Singapore

Spoken in: English

( 111 reviews ) star Tours Singapore 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Discover places unseen by any tourist
  • Get to know the authentic roots of the city
  • See how the local community lives
  • Hear amazing local village stories
  • Visit Singapore’s last surviving Kampong!
  • Privately guided by your favorite host

You will meet here: Serangoon MRT Station

What you can expect

Discover the unexpected side of Singapore! Slow down and go back in time to see where the local community loves to hang out and lives everyday life. On this tour your private guide will show you places that can’t be found in travel guides and are unseen by tourists!

The Serangoon district is one of Singapore’s oldest residential areas and is known for its public housing. Find out how life is organized in this wonderful melting pot of cultures. It only takes a few steps into the luscious greens of the community park to understand how one of the densest cities in the world turned beautifully green. You’ll soon understand why Singapore is nicknamed “City in a Garden”.

Experience how the three main cultures of Singapore practise religion and live in harmony. Spend a few moments admiring the Hindu and Chinese temples at Southeast Asia's largest shrine for Sri Muneeswaran and the unique Hiang Foo Siang Temple.

Ready for a quick thirst quencher? Enjoy an ice cold coffee or tea in a bag and drink it on the go. Check out a Chinese medicine shop and find out how Chinese medicine is different from Western medicine. Your host can share the best recipes!

There’s never a dull moment in the city and you’ll understand why when visiting Singapore’s oldest community center. Known for its fun workshops, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out the wet market! Locals love to buy the freshest food here.

Round off your tour and take a bus to Singapore’s last surviving Kampong! You won’t believe your eyes, it feels like a true jungle! Be amazed by the houses, the wandering pets and chickens. This peaceful village feels as though time stood still. Veggies are homegrown and tropical gardens are filled with banana and coconut trees. Walk around as your guide tells you fascinating stories about this tranquil village that has remained undiscovered by tourists.

Take a look at the personal videos that our locals have prepared for you, and choose your favorite host. Get in touch and personalize your experience the way you like!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Serangoon MRT station
Stop 1
Understand how life is organized in the unique local HDB housing complex
Stop 2
Get to know why Singapore is called "The Gardens City" while walking through the local park
Stop 3
The coconut splitting secret is revealed at the local Hindu temple
Stop 4
See the one and only Chinese temple built out of 4 separate temples
Stop 5
Drink coffee the local way: inside a bag! Enjoy your take away from a local coffee shop
Stop 6
Visit a traditional Chinese medicine shop and get local tips from your favorite host
Stop 7
Find out all about the wet market - the place to be for fresh local grocery shopping
Stop 8
Stroll around the first community center in Singapore
Stop 9
Discover Singapore’s last surviving Kampong and enjoy your walk in the local jungles!
End of the tour
Say goodbye to your host at the closest public transport stop

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Tours details

Private Tours
Mode of transport
Notapplicable (cost included)
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Serangoon MRT Station
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.