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Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore

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    What to Expect
    Join us on this small group walking tour (limited to 6 guests) to uncover these must-see gems of Kampong Glam:
    • Old Istana Kampong Glam: Dating from 1840, the former Istana, or Palace, of Kampong Glam has been beautifully restored to become The Malay Heritage Centre. Come hear the riveting and intriguing story of how the Sultan was convinced to sign over Singapore to the British
    • Sultan Mosque: With its graceful golden dome, this beloved Kampong Glam landmark is the most photographed mosque in Singapore. Find out what unique feature was incorporated into its design that had a social purpose behind it.
    • Haji Lane: We guarantee you'll love the buzz at Haji Lane, where the eye-catching street art at every turn, and the eclectic mix of shops and cafes, has turned this formerly sleepy lane into one of Singapore's hippest

    .Along the way, we’ll explore the historic streets of Kampong Glam to see some traditional businesses that have been around for generations, as well as how new cafes and shops have injected a fresh vibe into the area, making Kampong Glam a popular haunt for Singaporeans of all races today.

    There are 2 ‘bonus’ stops in the tour not mentioned above. We couldn't resist including these because we think you’ll enjoy seeing them. Intrigued? Join us on the tour to find out what these are!

    The tour is designed to end at lunch time so it’ll be perfect timing for you to enjoy the specialities of the area – our guide will provide some suggestions.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bugis, Singapore
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Arab Street, Arab St, Singapore
    Inclusions
    • Small group walking tour (a maximum of 6 guests) for a more personal experience
    • A local guide who's fluent in English, articulate and professionally licensed
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • The maximum group size is 6 people
    • Due to uneven surfaces and steps, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Children aged 12 and under can join the tour for free if accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. However, the tour is not recommended for very young children (aged 0-6).
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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    There were just the two of on this tour with Shal. She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and showed us everything there was to see. She also showed us things of interest on the route that were not specific to Malay royalty , All of which were fascinating. Highly
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    Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
    Responded 22 Mar. 2019
    Hello Martin and Kerris, thanks so much for taking the time to share a review and for your recommendation - it certainly made my day :) It was a lovely to meet you and I enjoyed our time together. Do come back and visit us again! Best wishes to you – Shal
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    Shal was terrific to work with from the beginning - given the short length of our trip to Singapore, I'd started to think it might not be possible to find a tour guide / company with sufficient flexibility to accommodate our wish to visit KG on pretty much the only day that
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    Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
    Responded 10 Oct. 2018
    Hello Alissa and Ray, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) I really enjoyed meeting the both of you - you were real troupers through your jet lag - and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the shops we visited and your lunch at Zam Zam. I hope seeing the little elephants in your kitchen every day will bring back warm memories of your trip here. Come visit us again soon! I look forward to showing you another area :) My best wishes to both of you till then Shal
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    Brought a group of 7 foreign guests on this walking tour. They enjoyed both the history of the area and the enthusiasm of our guide Shal, who was also nice enough to make a few tweaks to the usual itinerary in order to accommodate our tight schedule. As a local who's lived here
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    Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
    Responded 1 Oct. 2018
    Hi Edwin! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind compliments and recommendation :) It was a pleasure to meet you and your guests and I'm glad that, as a local, you got to learn something new too. Hope to see you on another tour in the future. Till then, my best wishes to you - Shal
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    We really enjoyed our morning with Shal guiding us around the many sights of the Kampong Glam district in Singapore. Shal was a fund of knowledge about the history and culture of the area and its place in the wider context of the development of Singapore. Shal was also very
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    Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
    Responded 23 Apr. 2018
    Hello John and Diana, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and also for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) It was a great morning out for me as well - I enjoyed your company and being 'sidetracked' as that made for very interesting conversations! I'm really happy to hear that you're intending to do another tour on your next visit - I'm looking forward to seeing you again next year! My best wishes to both of you till then - Shal
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    A great walking tour of a precinct that is perhaps overlooked but with a very knowledgeable guide and in a small group there is a lot to discover. Walking along the original and renewing streets, going in to the mosque and even the small cemetery revealed so many visual points
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    Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
    Responded 19 Dec. 2017
    Hi Edwin and Debra, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your recommendation :) It was a great morning out - I enjoyed your company and our conversations too. Happy holidays to both of you and my best wishes for the new year! - Shal
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