Footsteps of Chinese & other Races in Chinatown
Hello! I am Janice, a locally born Chinese Singaporean with a passion for travelling. I am a budding tourist guide, but I have been in the travel industry for 13 years. It has been 13 years as I have been travelling around the world since I was 18!
I love to interact with people from different culture and upbringing. Meeting people from different background and thinking always opens my mind. As such, I started a backpacker’s hostel, and now I’m a tourist guide!
Singapore is the perfect destination for a holiday. We are a multi-racial society that lives beside and among each other. It is convenient to travel; all the attractions are easily accessible via the MRT or bus network. The primary language is English and travellers should have no problem getting around and communicating. Our country is often known as a FINE city, where you might have to pay a fine if you break a small rule such as jaywalking or chewing gum. It is this same reason that makes our country a very safe place to live.
With all that said, it might seem like you do not need me when you travel to Singapore. That’s where you are mistaken! I will be able to provide interesting facts and information about each attraction, share stories about life growing up in Singapore and how the country has developed over the years. I will be able to provide insider tips and know-how on the best way to truly experience my country. I can offer advice on the best value at each destination as well as insights into life in Singapore as a local.
I can customize the tour to the way you like. Take a look at the various popular tours I conduct under the tours section.
You will not be disappointed! I look forward to meeting you and showing you my beautiful country! Contact me using the messenger below and I am ready to bring you around Singapore!
The 4-5hr Chiantown Tour will be combined with another Ethnic Quarter or the Singapore City Tour of your choice. If you require private transport please also book the private transport tour where it comes together with a professional driver.
The historic district of Chinatown consists 4 areas: Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh & Tanjong Pagar. The walk traces the journey of our founding fathers, dating all the way back to the early 1820s. Chinatown begins as a settlement of immigrants from South China, as well as other religions in the area. Together with other areas South of the Singapore River, this area is known as "da po" or the greater town in the past. Come, join me and explore the rich history of Chinatown!
This tour is great for families with local food & drinks included. The Tour can be customized to suit your desire. Contact me for more information!
- For Families
- Historical & Cultural
- Outdoor & Sightseeing
- Unique & Localized
- pick up at hotel
- Knowledgeable English Tour Guide
- Local Food & Drinks Sample
- Public Transport Fees Included
The origin of Chinatown is linked to Sir Stamford Raffles. In 1822, he formed a Town Planning Committee to split Singapore Town according to ethnic groups. What is so unique about Chinatown in Singapore is that despite being designated for the Chinese, you can find an Indian Temple and a Muslim Mosque along the same stretch of road. Join me, as I trace the origins of the monuments, as well as depict the lives of the early immigrants, as they leave their homeland in search of better opportunities in Singapore.
Some of the attraction stops include:
- Sri Mariamman Temple
- Jamae Mosque
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
- Coolie Quarters & Opium Dan
- Former Opera House
- Chinatown Heritage Center
- Rows of conserved shophouses
- Clan associations
- and much more