Singapore has evolved from third world to a first world country within two decades. Much of the urban development is designed and planned to allow for sustained growth for commerce, communities and recreation.
Follow me on a historical and cultural adventure through Chinatown, Singapore River, Marina Bay and Kampung Glam.
Learn about the key events that led to our independence and the programmes that allowed us to grow amidst global change.
Urban renewal in the conservation districts of Chinatown and Kampong Glam. Learn about the core ethnic communities of Chinese and Malay. Land Reclamation and planning of the Marina Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre. The best view of Chinatown / Financial District / Ports from the top of a mass housing apartment block. Raw produce in a “Wet Market”. Sample dishes of popular Singapore foods of each of the core ethnic communities. Experience dinning in a popular Singapore Hawker Centres
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Food & Beverages charged separately. Please make known your dietary requirements & allergies.
Transfers to / from airport / hotel, porterage, tips, entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified.
Light tropical clothing is recommended with comfortable walking shoes. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour.
Accessibility & Fitness
Minimum medium fitness level recommended due to brisk walking pace. Total walking distance is about 2km on flat grounds (with lots of breaks in between) but there may be some staircases during journey.
Sultan Mosque • Bussorah Mall • Haji Lane • Istana Kampong Glam • Town Plan • Spice Trade • Chinatown Complex • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple • Banda Street • URA’s City Gallery • Maxwell Hawker Centre • Traditional Chinese Medicine Shops • Temple Street’s Kitchen Equipment Shops • Singapore River & Fullerton Hotel
"After 3 months in Singapore and many many on and off-the-beaten path experiences, this is the finest tourist outing I've had, and I highly recommend making the time for the Singapore Miracle Tour. Get to know the side of Singapore you probably hoped to find when you booked a trip to the island, an exciting city with a nuanced past and many many stories that are only dealt with superficially (if at all) by the other major tourist attractions offered by the city. You will not regret it!"
– Michele, USA
"We learned not only about their history but about the city planning and political landscape there. It was part walking and part driving--we felt like we really experienced the place. We did a Singapore Miracle Tour (Food Edition) so we were able to mix that perspective with food. Lots of food! It was fun to have tastes of the different ethnicity that have blended to make Singapore their home."
– Camille Cornaby, USA
The tour was extremely well-organized and well-curated by Tony and Leong Woon, our guide for the day. For a well-prepared, well-organized "insider" view into Singapore, you cannot go wrong with The Real Singapore Tours for the first-time visitor to Singapore. For those who are familiar with Singapore, the tours are a much needed refreshing take on Singapore's history and culture.
– Naitizeh, Singapore