Consider joining a guided walking tour the next time you’re looking to explore the outdoors while burning a few calories. During Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), locals are welcome to enjoy tours which can accommodate up to 20 people, in groups of two. So take a breather and revel in a leisurely day out with these five awesome tours. Don’t even worry about forking out cash as you can use your trusty SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
Singapore may be considered a “young” nation according to its years of independence, but our little red dot has always been a vibrant island steeped in history. So take a trip down memory lane at Telok Ayer, where some of our forefathers first settled in Singapore thanks to The Beginnings of Singapore Walking Tour. Bond with your significant other through this informative excursion; sights which are up for visits include Singapore’s last water well and the Nagore Dargah.
To explore the ethnic district of Little India after sunset, choose Down To The Bare Walls walking tour. Each ticket will only set you back a mere $30 (use what’s left of your SRV), and will ensure that a guide will be present to take you to uncover hidden gems like murals that showcase the rich arts and cultural heritage of the neighbourhood. You’ll even discover how daily life has changed for many of its residents over the years, as well as the traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Now here’s a guided walking tour you won’t want to miss. Only available till the end of Dale Chihuly’s exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, Instawalk Dale Chihuly Glass In Bloom Walking Tour allows locals to learn and experience timeless blown glass artworks in all its glory. Hear about the inspiration behind Chihuly’s larger-than-life installations such as the Ethereal White Persian Pond, Setting Sun and more; then explore the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at your own time. Trust us when we say you’ll be blown away—pun intended.
Did you know that Pancur Larang was once an area where a king’s wife and consorts would take baths? Well, you can now find out more interesting facts about Singapore’s historical sites and landmarks at the Jubilee Walk that takes you to one of Singapore’s oldest gardens. Bask in the tranquility of the ASEAN Sculpture Garden before understanding Singapore’s role during the 17th century spice trade at the Spice Garden. You’ll also get to question Singapore’s colonial past at the Empress Place. More info here.
You may have visited Singapore Botanic Gardens plenty of times, but get to see the UNESCO heritage site in a whole other light when you come aboard this tour. Hear how the National Orchid Garden features over 2,000 rare orchids and other plant families, then learn interesting details about the Tropical Montane Orchidetum and Sembcorp Cool House. Do wear comfortable walking shoes for this one, as you may hike up the highest hill at Singapore Botanic Gardens to find Singapore’s national flower too.