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Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking Tour

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USD 28.40
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at a central meeting point and then begin your walking tour of the historic Kampong Glam neighborhood. While you walk, listen to your guide’s fascinating expert commentary about the sultans who ruled Singapore before the country became a British colony.  

    Wander down narrow side streets, learning about the neighborhood’s history as home to the local aristocracy before the British East India Company set up its Singapore trading post in an attempt to control the spice trade. Discover remnants of the indigenous culture here, including Indonesian medicine, Malay folk traditions, Arabic goods, and Islamic legends. Visit the old royal palace, known as the Istana Kampong Glam, which is now the Malay Heritage Centre.

    The highlight of your tour is a visit to Sultan Mosque, one of Singapore’s most prominent religious sites, recognized by its gold onion domes. Admire its architecture and learn a bit about its history, which dates back to 1824; the structure was rebuilt around 1930.

    When your tour ends, you are free to continue exploring on your own.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bugis, Singapore
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If you would like to enter the mosque, please wear sleeved blouses/shirts and long skirts or pants
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance
    • Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Guide was informative and friendly. She was well researched and was able to answer all our questions. She made the walk both fun and interesting - got all of us involved. Strongly recommend - a great experience
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    Our guide was Carol. She has a perfect English, very interesting, knowledgeable and above all, professional. She tried to engage with everyone on a tour, even kids were engaged. She is very experienced, and loves her job. I have learnt so much more than expected and saw,
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    I had a wonderful time with Geraldine - my very friendly guide who ended up taking me on a personalised tour of Kampong Glam. She tailored it to my interests and we had a lovely time sipping iced lime cordial in our rest break, swapping stories about our lives and Geraldine
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    First, I should say that our guide, Geraldine, was very engaging, energetic, and kind. However, I do not recommend this tour. It only covers a few blocks and a few sites, and we spent an inordinate amount of time in a shop while she gave a very long demonstration of sari tying,
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    Carol was an amazing tour guide. Knowledgable and tailored our tour to the groups interests. She told the history of Singapore in a wonderful compelling way that was easy to understand and so interesting. A morning to be remembered.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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