What you'll do
Live like a Singaporean in the Heartlands! The 'heartlands' of Singapore, an endearing term coined by a local politician, loosely comprise of the areas of Singapore beyond the central tourist areas and Central Business District. Our Residential areas comprises of private and largely public housing, They reflect the every day lives of local Singaporean residents. Go beyond the purpose-built tourist attractions of the city-centre. Come with us to explore a typical 'HDB' suburb, and understand how a typical Singaporean goes through his daily life in the HDB 'Heartlands'. The chosen Heartlands is Toa Payoh Town - located in the Central part of Singapore. See how we live in public housing high-rise flats, eat in a local 'kopitiam' or coffee stall, bargain away at a 'wet' market, visit a local community centre to learn where the young and elderly spend their free time. Note: Depending on the time of the day, the experiences may vary slightly (i.e wet market is not open on Mondays and in the afternoons)
Born and raised in Singapore, I am still fascinated by the different facets of this country I call home. Join me as I share the 'under-explored' charm of this city, beyond the usual tourist sites and purpose-built entertainment centres, and discover the soul of Singapore. Besides being a qualified Licensed Guide, I am a gallery docent, museum host and an educator, so if you are looking for something Fun & insightful, come along too! Click www.airbnb.com/claire to check out my 6 experiences on airbnb with more than 190 - 5 ⭐️ reviews #Follow me on IG #claritycompasstours too!
3 - 4 truly local snacks (catered according to diet restrictions) so you get to sample various delicious food Singapore have…
A local drink (hot or chilled) order the local way and I would give you a guide on how to order on your own next time!
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Where you'll be
- We will be at Toa Payoh Town (North-South Line station 19) located in the central part of Singapore. - It is just minutes away from Orchard Road. You can also plan a trip to the Singapore Zoo on the same day. - Taste local snacks, breakfast/tea and traditional local drinks. - Visit 'wet' local market, community centre and where local people live. - Experience "The Singapore Housing Story" and how 80% of Singaporean live.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
- Availability for this experience is rare as it is unavailable on Public Holidays, Sundays & Mondays as certain stops to curate this unique experience I have to offer are not open. - Experience will start punctually as this is a group experience and there's lots to cover.
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