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Traditions of Chinatown Tour, Singapore

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Key Highlights

  • Understand the continuation of Chinese tradition in Singapore
  • Take in the lively atmosphere of Chinatown
  • Explore key Chinese customs marking the passage of life
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    9:00am

    Meeting Point

    Pickup is offered from majority of the Singapore hotels.
    Please mention your hotel and the complete address at the time of booking, if you do not have these details, please contact the local operator at least 48 hours before departure to arrange for the same.

    Where do we pickup from? Download the hotel pickup list

    Ending Point

    Chinatown

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Many cities have growing communities of Chinese immigrants, however, few are so vibrant and active as that of Singapore. This tour takes you through the hustle and bustle of Chinatown as you come to understand fascinating Chinese traditions carried to a new land. You’ll hear about key customs that mark the passage of life in Chinese culture from both the modern and traditional perspectives, as well as the reasons behind them.

    You can take the opportunity to have your fortune told and look at unique Chinese wares; learn about Yin and Yang and its role in Chinese medicine while you watch the paper lanterns swing in the breeze. This three-hour journey through Chinese life in Singapore’s Chinatown will remind you that even in a new country, rich and fascinating traditions are still in practice today.

    Itinerary

    Your Traditions of Chinatown Tour will begin at 8:30am when you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the tour coordination centre, from which the walk begins.

    The tour guide will then take you through Chinatown, a bustling neighbourhood full of Chinese tradition: shops selling unique Chinese goods, lanterns hanging above the streets, and occasionally the delicious smell of fresh Chinese food. As you walk, learn about the lives of Chinese immigrants and customs marking their journey through life, such as carrying red umbrellas at weddings and burning paper mansions at funerals.

    You’ll come to understand the history behind these actions as well as their modern interpretations during the tour. You’ll also have the chance to have your fortune told by a fortune-teller, and to learn about Yin and Yang in relation to Chinese medicine.

    Your tour will end approximately three hours after the start at a Heritage Brand Shop for tea appreciation with traditional wedding pastries and from there you are free to do as you wish.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel Pick-up
    • English Speaking Guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel Drop-Off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Tour operates with minimum of 8 passengers

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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