Upcoming Interactive Walking Tours in Singapore
Sunday, 30 Sep 2012
Forget predictable guided tours and riding atop buses to see the city. If you really want to explore Singers, get out there and start trekking! These fab tours give you the best of the road less taken:
Geraldene Lowe Walking Tours
Not only is this lady a total firecracker, she’s also the oldest – and we think the greatest – tour guide in Singapore. Geraldene Lowe conducts mostly heritage tours with a twist: explore traditional trades like joss stick-paper houses, musical instruments, and opera costumes; go inside old black and white houses and learn about colonial life; visit Katong and see Sikh and Ceylon temples, and even hit up local antique and junk shops where you’ll learn about local artefacts and get to go shopping.
Geraldene shuttles between Australia and Singapore so email email@example.com to sign up to her mailing list. Tours are $70 and include transportation and refreshments. You can also get a group together and have Geraldene conduct a private tour for you – perfect if you have a particular interest you want to explore. Call 6737 5250 or reach her directly at 8155 1390. Note that Geraldene is out of the country and will be back early October 2012.
The Design Journey
Perfect for tourists who want to see the Chinatown area but don’t want to sign up for those daggy guided tours. Here lies salvation!
Head to the Red Dot Design Museum and pick up The Design Journey, a comprehensive guide on 18 cool places to visit in the surrounding area. Choose between a half-day route or a full-day route and get exploring on your own time. See a sneak peek here.
Roving Art Show – catch this now!
Way rad! From 28 Sep 2012 to 28 Oct 2012, catch Singapore Portraits by LASALLE College of the Arts. This travelling show comprises three chapters – a twenty-minute video documentary, a forty-minute play and an art installation. The project aims to explore the themes of identity and belonging in a climate of social change regarding foreign-local relations.
The show will be wandering into five heartlands: Boon Lay, Toa Payoh, Woodlands, Marine Parade, and Bedok. Admission is free and there will be two guided tours a day for each heartland area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for vacancies.