The mix of Singapore’s tropical climate, rich confluence of diverse cultures, and inherent walkability make it a great city to explore by foot. Whether you walk the city’s attraction-rich streets on your own or with a tour guide, here are some of the highlights not to miss.
- Learn about Singapore’s colonial heritage on a walking tour of the Colonial District.
- Sample the flavors of China, India, and Southeast Asia with a guided visit to the city’s hawker centers and ethnic enclaves.
- Get acquainted with Singapore’s many diverse neighborhoods while enjoying some fresh air.
- Gain valuable insights from a local guide who understands the local history and culture.
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Singapore is known for its cultural diversity, and moving from one neighborhood to another can feel like you’re visiting entirely different countries. Each neighborhood offers its own distinct attractions (and often foods), and a walking tour is one of the most enjoyable ways to uncover the best hidden spots. Neighborhoods worth visiting include Little India, Chinatown, the Colonial District (home to St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Raffles Hotel), and Kampong Glam.
Themed Walking Tours
No matter what your travel interests may be, there’s likely a Singapore walking tour that caters to it. Foodies can dive into the cuisines of the city’s hawker centers and ethnic neighborhoods, and history buffs can explore the city’s colonial past with visits to its historic landmarks and centuries-old buildings. There are tours exploring Singapore’s Malay royalty, modern-day life, and even feng shui.