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History and Culture: Cruise, Hawker, Tea

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews.Singapore, Singapore

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Experience hosted by Janice

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join me on a journey through Singapore from past to present. Explore the historic Civic District before cruising down the river on a bumboat through to present day. Enjoy dinner in a Hawker Centre and a traditional tea tasting experience in a beautiful tea house.

We will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s history and development. We will start our journey in the Civic District with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles. We will take a ride on a bumboat down the Singapore River to Marina Bay where we will learn about the mega construction project behind it. We will then take a short bus ride to a residential district called Tanjong Pagar where we will be accessing the roof of an award-winning residential building from where we will get the most amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore. We will learn about the incredible development of Singapore over the last 60 years and about modern day life for the average Singaporean.

The fourth stop of our night tour is Maxwell Hawker Centre in Chinatown where we will enjoy Singapore’s most iconic dish; Chicken Rice.

After dinner, we retreat to a beautiful tea house for a traditional tea tasting experience
Join me on a journey through Singapore from past to present. Explore the historic Civic District before cruising down the river on a bumboat through to present day. Enjoy dinner in a Hawker Centre and a traditional tea tasting experience in a beautiful tea house.

We will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s history and development. We will start our journey in the Civic District with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir…

Janice's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Hawker Centre meal
  • Drinks
    Traditional tea tasting experience with take-home souvenir.
  • Tickets
    Singapore River Cruise
  • Transportation
    Public transportation
From $116
/ person
Fri, Nov 20
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person
Mon, Nov 23
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person
Wed, Nov 25
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person

Meet your host, Janice

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Come with me on a night tour and I will immerse you in the history and current affairs of Singapore! I am a qualified Singapore tour guide with a special interest in culture and current affairs. I have been leading people from all nationalities on walking tours for several years. This tour is education and FUN. I will bring the history to life and keep you entertained all night.
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Where you'll be

We start in the Civic District where will we visit some of the historic colonial buildings and learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore make a living.

We visit the Singapore River, Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay.

At Tanjong Pagar we will access the roof of an award winning public housing building called The Pinnacle.

In Chinatown we have dinner at the Maxwell Hawker Centre and finish at a rooftop bar.

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Serena
February 2020
Ho fatto il tour con Gee Soo, è stato magnifico. Quando tornerò a Singapore vorrei rifare questo tour proprio con lui perché è veramente bravo. Parla molto bene l’inglese ed è comprensibile. Senza di lui non avrei mai visto certe cose di Singapore. Lo consiglio a tutti
Ho fatto il tour con Gee Soo, è stato magnifico. Quando tornerò a Singapore vorrei rifare questo tour proprio con lui perché è veramente bravo. Parla molto bene l’inglese ed è comp…
Eric
February 2020
Awesome tour with a mix of stories, insights, unique experiences (including visits to all sorts of interesting spaces), with tons of humor and enthusiasm.
Liz
April 2019
Janice was represented by Daryl on this occasion. Communication prior to the tour was excellent. Daryl made all participants feel comfortable and included. Daryl was able to answer a broad range of questions and kept the pace at a rate that catered for the time required for all of us to explore the various sites we visited. The meal together at the end was really enjoyable and Daryl arranged to share the various photos he had taken during the tour. We are happy to recommend this behind the scenes tour for all ages.
Janice was represented by Daryl on this occasion. Communication prior to the tour was excellent. Daryl made all participants feel comfortable and included. Daryl was able to answ…
Erika
December 2018
Gee Soon was a wonderful Guide. He was very personable. Although not a native to the Island Nation, Gee Soon was very knowledgeable on the history of Singapore. He appeared to enjoy telling us about his adopted homeland and was proud to be a naturalized Singapore Citizen. The ride on the bumper boat was very interesting. Wear very comfortable shoes - there's a lot of walking involved! I highly recommend the night experience with Gee Soon.
Gee Soon was a wonderful Guide. He was very personable. Although not a native to the Island Nation, Gee Soon was very knowledgeable on the history of Singapore. He appeared to enjo…
Kavi
November 2018
While the tour guide Mee Soo Boo was an excellent host both friendly and caring it pains me to say that versus the price we paid we found the tour lacking. Mee Soo Boo was very caring towards my mom who was tired after her plane journey and tried to make the 6Km walk as interesting and engaging as possible. The dissapointment is the mismatch between the description, some of the reviews and the actual experience. The tour took us to some of the great sites with historical value that we would’ve not gone to normally but me and my mom felt that a night river cruise alone for 1/3rd the price we paid would’ve been more enjoyable. My only note to Janice is to really consider the price of the tour in going forward. Highly recommend Mee Soo Boo as the guide if indeed you’re taking the tour coz he has many tips on how to enjoy Singapore best and is an extremely nice, caring person
While the tour guide Mee Soo Boo was an excellent host both friendly and caring it pains me to say that versus the price we paid we found the tour lacking. Mee Soo Boo was very car…
Omar
November 2018
Daryl was an awesome tour guide! I really enjoyed the sites he chose for our tour. Of all my Airbnb experiences, this was hands down my favorite. The river cruise to Merlion Park was breathtaking.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Fri, Nov 20
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $152 per person
  • Mon, Nov 23
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $152 per person
  • Wed, Nov 25
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $152 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $152 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You must be able to walk 6km to join this tour.
If you are a vegetarian we promise to get you something to eat but we can not guarantee what will be available.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

An umbrella - it does rain a lot in Singapore!