Explore Bohemian Tiong Bahru

Regenerated Art Deco shophouses, pop up shops, a hawker centre and Taoist temples.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $39.17  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll spend a few hours with one of our Singapore hosts, exploring one of the most hip(ster) and historic neighborhoods in the city- Tiong Bahru.

This old housing estate used to be a cemetery, but the creepy factor has since diminished and after some regeneration, it is now one of the coolest areas in the city.

Out with the old and in with the hipsters. Marvel at the pre-war Art Deco architecture as you wander through the quirky streets lined with old-school shophouses.

Browse the endless supply of vinyl record stores, unique bookstores, pop up boutiques, eccentric design shops and independent coffee roasteries.

And don’t miss the wet market - on the ground floor all manner of fresh and live (but not necessarily wet) produce can be bought, and on the first floor is a hawker center.

Wrap things up with a mian jian kueh (a kind of peanut pancake) or some fried noodles - from the upstairs part of the market, not the downstairs, clearly.

Experience highlights

  • Visit one of Singapore's trendiest neighborhoods - the historic Tiong Bahru, with your host

  • Visit one of Singapore's trendiest neighborhoods - the historic Tiong Bahru, with your host

  • See the area’s iconic Art Deco architecture and traditional Taoist temples, soaking up Tiong Bahru’s history and culture - it’s not all finance and skyscrapers in Singapore you know

  • Visit the local wet market and grab some delicious street food at a hawker centre

  • Browse the unique independent shops, galleries and pop ups

  • Stop by an independent coffee shop, craft beer bar or trendy rooftop joint

  • Get tips from your host about other neighborhoods to explore during your visit

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks (additional to the ones provided in the experience)
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

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  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 7 reviews

June 2019

Marina Bay Tour in Singapore with Nengyi from City Unscripted

We had a great time with our tour guide Nengyi in Singapore. In advance of our tour, he provided us with options where to visit and then showed us interesting sights/places while giving us information about the history and city life of Singapore throughout our walking tour. He also took us the iconic Marina Bay Sands roof next to the pool to show us the amazing views of Singapore. Thank you Nengyi for your professional and friendly tour...

Review by Peker A

Reviews for Singapore


July 2019

Ein tolles Erlebnis

Es war eine großartige Erfahrung mit Nengyi, einem netten und geselligen Menschen in der Stadt Singapur

Review by Martin F


July 2019

Excellent time in Singapore

Our guide, Kenny, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He allowed us to have exactly the experience we were hoping for. I highly recommend this to any tourist wanting to know the history or more information (food, culture, shopping, etc.) on any parts of Singapore!

Review by Kimberly K


July 2019

Sehr interessante Tour in ein unbekanntes Singapur

Janice Lu hat eine tolle Tour für uns organisiert und uns die - für uns bisher - unbekannten Seiten von Singapur gezeigt. So sahen wir China Town, Little India und Little Arabia. Hochspannend und kurzweilig. Auch unseren Kindern (13 und 11) hat die Tour sehr gut gefallen, trotz 3h gehen .... ;-)

Review by Martin S

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