Singapore Walking Tour: History of Chinese Clans

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Relive the history of Chinese Clans on this walking tour of Singapore's Chinatown district. Your local guide will give you an in-depth historical overview of the Chinese Clan community in this vibrant city as you pass sites dedicated to preserving traditional music, martial arts, acrobatics and acting. You’ll also see live Cantonese Opera performers singing!

After pickup from your Singapore hotel, make your way to the Chinatown Visitor Centre, located behind the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

Your expert local guide will teach you about the colorful legacy and rich heritage of the Chinese Clans in Singapore as you stroll through the Chinatown district. Learn how to differentiate the various clans, by their surname, locality or culture, and hear interesting stories about these groups of Chinese people who came to Singapore with strong ties to their ancestral villages.

Visit Kong Chow Wui Koon, a Cantonese Locality Clan Association established in the 1830s. Then, stop by Tung On Opera to enjoy the lovely sounds of the Cantonese Opera practicing for a performance. Here, marvel at the intricate headgear displayed by the talented singers, and see intricately designed costumes and traditional instruments like flutes.

Learn from your guide how these sites are dedicated to preserving traditional forms of art, like music, martial arts, acrobatics and acting. After your tour, you’ll return to the Chinatown Visitor Centre.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Hotel pickup

What isn't included

  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks