Singapore at Night: Cultural and Historical Tour of Chinatown

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Tour departs from Chinatown MRT Station, Pagoda Street
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Concludes at Chinatown at approximately 9pm
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Discover the secrets of Chinatown's history and Geylang's contemporary nightlife on this unique tour of Singapore. Your well-informed guide traces the old red light district of Chinatown on foot, from past to present. Then, seated comfortably in an air-conditioned coach, peek into the nightlife of Singapore’s ‘East End’ and see where its shadier entertainment is still in practice today. In addition, you’ll pass by the hawker stalls of Chinatown Food Street and trendy hot spots of Club Street in this gentrified district.
Join your guide, an expert in Singapore's heritage and colorful history, at the Chinatown MRT Station on Pagoda Street. During an informative 2.5-hour tour, you’ll discover age-old vices — and learn about ‘entertainment’ still practiced today on the fringes — as you explore the shadow-side of Chinatown by night.
Glimpse side streets on a walk through Chinatown, where a proliferation of brothels and opium dens crowded the streets by the end of the 19th century. Then take a coach to Geylang, Singapore’s still-thriving red light district, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at its numerous back alleys during a walking tour of the area.
Other highlights include the pedestrian-friendly Food Street with its mesmerizing array of street food stalls, and a stroll down Club Street, where you can soak up the buzzing nightlife of one of Singapore's trendiest clubbing areas.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide

What isn't included

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