Like many Singaporeans, we unite with our common complaint that there is nothing to do in Singapore. However, the interactive murder mystery game offered by TRIBE Tours (with a local flair) proved us wrong.
Set in the backdrop of Chinatown, you will be introduced to various characters from a reimagined 1950s to 1960s – inspired by actual people. As the tour progresses, immerse yourself in the rich history of Chinatown.
Fun fact: The stretch of shophouses along Sago Lane within Chinatown used to be “death houses”. It accommodated many Chinese who specifically went to these spaces to die as they believed dying in their homes would bring bad luck to the rest of the living occupants. Hence, it was not an uncommon sight to see many shops selling funeral items like coffins and paper houses.
Sago Street: located right by the iconic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Chinatown Complex
Although these shops no longer line Sago Street, you may pop by the neighbouring Smith Street which still has an existing joss paper shop called “Nam’s Supplies”. As a way of keeping up with the times, it is not an uncommon sight to see such shops selling Gucci bags, iPhones and many more – all made out of joss paper.
Nam’s Supplies: Spot the range of drinks they offer that cater to Singaporean taste buds, from Fanta Orange to Tiger Beer.
Throughout the tour, your Game Master will keep you engaged and immersed in their story-telling, while also encouraging you to do your best to find the murderer – all these amidst the hot and humid Singapore weather.
Credits: Tribe Tours
The Heritage Collection team has experienced this ourselves. Although we are no Sherlock Holmes, we were able to solve a few puzzles (okay, two puzzles) without any further hints. As you progress through this murder mystery tour, there will be games of varying difficulties. However, if you are stumped, your Game Master will drop further hints to assist you. Thus, this murder mystery tour is definitely suitable for everyone, regardless of your capabilities at such games.
The Niu Che Shui murder mystery game hosts up to groups of 2 to 5 and safe-distancing is implemented between the groups. Tickets for adults cost $50, for children and seniors it would cost $45. The game typically lasts for 2 hours on average but that also depends on how fast you can catch the murderer.
Head over to their website to find out more details and make your booking. In-house guests of Heritage Collection also get to enjoy exclusive discounts. What are you waiting for? Plan your mystery-filled staycation with Heritage Collection on Chinatown and TRIBE tours today.
Date: Every Sunday, 10am – 12pm
Ticket Pricing: $45 to $50