Tours & activities by Columbus Travel Media Ltd from Viator

  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $43.38

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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.


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Join your guide, an expert in Singapore's heritage and colorful history, at the central meeting location. During an informative 3-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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
  • For travel dates up to 31 December 2016, the tour will depart from Chinatown MRT Station, Pagoda Street.
  • For travel dates from 01 January onward, the tour will depart from Chinatown Heritage Centre (48 Pagoda Street)
Departure Time:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Concludes at Chinatown at approximately 9pm

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Singapore at Night: Cultural and Historical Tour of Chinatown

Singapore's Chinatown Night Walking Tour

  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour contains adult themes, therefore if you choose to take children under 18 years of age, we recommend parental supervision and guidance
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: SAGAR P, June 2016

Loved the way they helped us understand Singapore !! From understanding the real hidden history of Chinatown and going through the some of the dark underbelly of Singapore to understanding how Singapore became what it is today. Special appreciation to our guide who made the tour exciting and answered all our questions...

Reviewed by: Stefanie S, April 2016

First - a heads up. This is not really a 'cultural and historical tour of Chinatown', it is a tour of Singapore's red light districts, past and present, that starts in Chinatown.

WOW! This tour was amazing. Our guide really knew her stuff, was friendly, and really seemed to love her job. We started off in Chinatown, where we went through a restored house cum museum which showed what conditions were like way back when. We then walked through Chinatown to meet the bus, with the guide telling us stories specific to the places we were moving through. She really brought it to life.

We then caught a chartered bus into the very much current red light district of Geylang. Those willing were given the opportunity to try 'shellfish' hmm... turtle! crocodile! lauded by some locals for its virility-increasing powers at a restaurant, before we walked through the main street and some very well lit, only in Singapore back alleys.

All in all, a fantastic night and highly recommended tour. Our guide was fantastic, and it was great to see the other side of Singapore's squeaky clean reputation.