Experience history and murder all in one with TRIBE Tours
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 […]
Time to Swap your Bubble Tea for Chinese Tea!
Pek Sin Choon: 36 Mosque Street Head down to their physical store down at Mosque Street for a day of nostalgia. Pek Sin Choon is famous for its “Renowned Unknown Fragrance” (不知香 bu zhi xiang) – a type of Nanyang tea. The tea got its name from the store’s founder, Pek Kim Ou, […]
To the Moon and back (no, seriously)!
The Moon: 37 Mosque Street A chair that swings you to the moon and back (comes at astronomical fees). Photo credits: The Moon Situated inconspicuously amongst the rest of the shophouses on Mosque Street, one would certainly have to pause and peer in to notice the shelves of books decorated around the shop […]
Yip Yew Chong’s Heritage Mural Trail
Chinatown, Telok Ayer Looking for some artsy street art for the ‘gram? Away from the CBD drag lies many good spots that feature Yew Chong’s popular murals. An accountant turned self-taught mural artist, Yew Chong first pursued this side interest of his when he was given the permission to paint some murals on a wall […]
The new tallest building in Singapore!
1 Wallich St Standing at a height of 290 metres, Guoco Tower is a mixed-use development skyscraper and it is also Singapore’s tallest building! Yes, it’s the building that’s piercing towards the sky. Guoco Tower is an integrated development, where you can find a good mix of commercial, office, retail and residential spaces within the […]
Be embraced by the familiar sweet, musky smell of books
20 Duxton Rd Tucked within yet another heritage shophouse is this little gem known as Littered With Books. Located just 3 minutes away from Heritage Collection on Tanjong Pagar, this independent bookstore is home to a wide genre of books – from literary, non-fiction, and sci-fi to travel narratives and children’s books. Book-lovers, this place […]
Learn a little bit more about our Peranakan friends
157 Neil Road Heard of the term Peranakan? Peranakans often fall in between the cracks of our traditional notions of race in Southeast Asia. It was historically used as a term to refer to the various ethnic and cultural groups that were scattered across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. One of the most prominent Peranakan groups […]
Discover the origins of Singapore’s melting pot
1 Empress Pl The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is housed within what was previously known as the Empress Place Building. The building was initially built to be a courthouse, but instead became offices for government departments located in the adjacent Arts House. It was used as government offices until the late 1980s, and is best […]
Thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies – this is for you!
3E River Valley Road Listen up, thrill seekers: if you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping during your trip to Singapore, then this activity is for you! You may have heard of it or watched the videos on Youtube, and if you’re wondering what it feels like to experience it for yourself, wonder no more. […]
Travel back in time to the 60’s with New World’s End
New World’s End: 85 Desker Road Experience a street-immersive audio story with New World’s End, created by the biggest names in the Singapore arts scene. New World’s End is OH! Open House’s first permanent installation. Grab your map, put on your headphones — take a night walk through back alleys and hidden fantasy rooms, […]
Calling all aspiring Van Goghs and book lovers
Bras Basah Complex: 231 Bain St If you are a crafts or book enthusiast, Bras Basah Complex is the place for you! The Bras Basah Complex is the hub for all things books, stationery, and craft supplies. Built in 1979, it became home to the bookstores that were operating along North Bridge Road and […]
Hop on and cruise down the Singapore river!
3D River Valley Rd | 30 Merchant Rd | Boat Quay Back in the days, the 3.2 km long waterway was a major trans-shipment zone and a conduit for trade. Coolies (labourers) manually unloaded cargo from the tongkangs and twakows (bumboats) to the nearby godowns and warehouses for storage and distribution. For that, the Singapore […]
There are living galleries in Kampong Glam!
Kampong Glam Street Corner Heritage Galleries: Kampong Glam If you’re done visiting all the big national museums in Singapore, we are now inviting you to come and discover small, independent museums. Located a stone’s throw away from Heritage Collection on Seah is Kampong Glam’s Street Corner Heritage Galleries. This is part of the National Heritage […]