The ultra-modern island city-state of Singapore is dotted with gleaming skyscrapers, all standing as testament to its status as one of the world’s most important financial centres. With a large community of ex-pats hailing from around the globe, the city is a curious melting pot of cultures, with a vibrant nightlife existing side by side with ancient Asian monuments.
Singapore is a wonderful place to explore, and there are a number of organised tours on offer. Two of the best ways to traverse Singapore is on foot or bike, and we’ve done some research and picked out 5 of the best walking and bicycle tours currently available here.
From $59 per person
Singapore’s cascading river is one of the jewels in its crown and visitors can traverse its banks on this 2-3 hour walking tour. Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable guide, guests will get to learn about the historical significance of the Marina Reservoir before journeying aboard a river taxi through Singapore’s bustling financial district. The final stop will be Makan Sutra, where guests will get to enjoy the culinary delights of its numerous food stalls.
From $59 per person
If you like the idea of navigating your way around Singapore with the wind in your hair, this 4-hour bike tour is an ideal choice. Over 12 miles of gentle terrain, guests will get to see some of Singapore’s most scenic spots and important landmarks, including the Singapore River, Marina Bay and City Hall, all accompanied by a friendly guide. During the way you’ll stop off for some hard-earned refreshments at a traditional coffee shop. Bikes are provided.
From $89 per person
Dedicated foodies visiting Singapore can join this mouth-watering walking tour, which invites them to explore the Katong neighbourhood, a hot bed of local Peranakan cuisine. Guests will get to learn about the complex fusion of cuisines from a variety of ethnic groups, while sampling authentic Peranakan dishes such as Katong Laksa, Roti Prata and Nonya Bak Zhang. The tour includes stop offs at 8-10 local eateries.
From $41 per person
Located in the Central Area of Singapore, Marina Bay is equally beautiful by both day and night. This 2-hour tour offers guests the chance to explore the riverfront promenade after the sun goes down, from the vantage point of two wheels and accompanied the whole while by an experienced and fully licensed guide. Included in the tour price is your guide, bike and lights, helmet and bottled water.
From $61 per person
See how Singaporeans live, work, and play, sample local coffee and breakfast snacks, and discover beautiful wall murals on this 4-hour guided walking tour of some of Singapore’s lesser known corners. Guests will be regaled by their guide with fascinating and fun anecdotes during their tour and there’ll also be plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos along the way.