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Cook like Locals

Learn how to cook popular Asian and Singaporean cuisine. This signature cooking class takes place on the offshore island of Pulau Ubin and will demonstrate how to recreate the flavours you savour on your holiday in Singapore. This class is conducted in the garden of a 100-year-old village house. It is like stepping back into the Singapore of the 1950s.

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Trishaw Uncle Ride

“Trishaw Uncle” is a term of endearment for the trishaw riders who formed the early backbone of Singapore’s labour force, using their manual strength to get people to places. Explore Little India, China Town or Kampong Glam and catch a glimpse of these landmarks in a unique way.

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A Tour of Battlebox and Experience a Story of Strategy & Surrender

A peek into the history of Singapore. The British made the momentous decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 at Battlebox, an underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, Singapore. Relive two stories - the fall of Malaya and Singapore in WWII and how an underground command centre functioned during the war.

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Experience a Speak Easy Bar

Sneak into a password-protected bar. The real secret is hidden away in the ethnic precinct of Chinatown – The Library is a secret within a secret. Its secret location, within a tiny albeit high-end tailor shop in a traditional Chinese shop house and past a secret door that is a one-way glass mirror, is the easy part. The more challenging part is finding the password to get in; it changes weekly, and is subtly hinted at on Facebook. On the inside, The Library is a cozy, trendy, dimly lit cocktail bar, with a maximum capacity of only fifty people – an ultra exclusive venue for Singapore’s ‘in’ crowd. Sshhh…

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Museums District tour

A tour around the Museums District that includes a surprise museum stop. This tour reveals the history of the sites themselves. As we pass or stop by some key national museums, learn about when they were first built, what the buildings used to be (did you know for instance, the Arts House was ‘originally a private home and after various uses eventually became Parliament House, holding a stone Tudor Rose from London’s Westminster Palace). End with a pass around the harbour, with its magnificent views of the world’s most expensive modern building, the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

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Walk with Ancestors

A Feng Shui tour By Tour East. The Feng Shui tour focuses on how one’s ancestors’ karma follows into the next generation. Visit a little known cemetery off Orchard road and discover the influence of Feng Shui on many Singapore’s landmarks.

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Wrap Me Up!

Learn to wrap your own Bak Zhang. Bak Zhang is (rice dumpling) a symbolic food commonly eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival celebrated by the Chinese. It wraps up with participants bringing home their freshly wrapped handmade goodness bursting with delicious calories and flavours!

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Sleepless in Singapore

An experience for the night birds and food enthusiasts! A night culinary adventure that ends in the wee morning with possibly the freshest breakfast one can get – what else but fresh fish? Participants get to see more than a hundred fishmongers going about their daily routine too! Wet market & Market canteen are other sights that ooze out the delight of this nocturnal tour.

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Peranakan Supper

A nostalgic stroll past old shop houses and terraced residences that illuminate against the evening sky. Joo Chiat road takes on its night personality with various sights and sounds that will engage participants. Famous Peranakan delights aside, participants get to try the delicious frog porridge too and much more! Try variety of cuisines to sample – Peranakan, Vietnamese and Chinese food.

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Secrets of the Red Lantern

Get a different perspective of Chinatown. This cultural precinct assumes a different personality at night and behind-the-scenes sights of vices at back alleys. A tour of vices and tragedy, participants get to witness a different side of Singapore! Participants also get to immerse in the buzz of one of Singapore’s trendiest clubbing areas – Club Street. Secrets, shocks and surprises await participants!

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Esplanade Walk

An overview of how the Esplanade contributes towards the development of the arts in Singapore. It sheds light on how certain venues can be transformed to sound like a small room or a huge cathedral, and how they are designed to block out every possible external noise and vibration. It also provides insights into the iconic cladding (“durian spikes”)! Packed with tons of insights into the functionality of certain design elements, participants will leave with a deeper appreciation of one of Singapore’s most iconic performance venues.

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Tiger Brewery Tour

Think you know all about the beer you drink? This tour will make you think twice. It takes participants on a discovery journey of how Singapore’s iconic Tiger Beer is produced locally. Kick-starting with the beer’s rich history and brand heritage, it then brings them closer to the ingredients that go into the beer and the fascinating brewing process!

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Heroic stories of World War II

A tour that tells of the heroic stories of World War II and bravery shown through turmoil and struggle. Participants also get to experience the contrast between rustic Changi village and a typical heartland of modern Singapore. This also includes a visit to the highly-rated Changi chapel & museum

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In Depth Local

A tale of old occupations that are dissolving with time. This tour takes participants on a journey back to the past, where they learn of the once flourishing trades in Singapore in the sixties through the eighties. The guide engages participants in a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the reasons causing the disappearance of these trades. Time and tide waits for no man; go on this tour before it disappears! • Paper house factory • Traditional bread bakery • Coffee roasting factory

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Gems of Chinatown

Uncover the must-see gems of Chinatown & see conserved shophouses. Participants will feel as though they are transported back in time as they listen to stories about early immigrants, opium dens, coolie houses, brothels and death houses. Get a feel of Chinatown through Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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Intan Tea Appreciation

Experience multi-faceted aspects of Peranakan culture A kaleidoscope of rare historical artefacts, intriguing personal stories and an authentic tea appreciation experience, it is a riveting episode all under one roof of a private home-museum. Located at Joo Chiat, the post-war terraced residences have impressive collections of antiques, jewelries, traditional costumes, rare furnishings and pristine serving pieces.

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Ultimate Food Journey

Tons of eating throughout. Beyond that, it brings alive the origins and heritage of local spices, ingredients and food through up-close experiences and behind-the-scenes of the local food industry. Experience Hawker Centre, Geylang Serai wet market, Popiah stall, Curry Puff stall.

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Chilli Crab

The most characteristic & enjoyable dish for your trip in Singapore. Chilli crab is basically stir-fried crab coated with sweet, savoury and spicy tomato based sauce. Get one at the Red house or Mellben and also try out the pepper crab. Sip a famous Singapore Sling at the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore or enjoy a refreshing jug of Tiger beer with your meal.

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Savour Vietnam through its food

Vietnam

Black Swan Journeys gears-up to take you through the land of compelling culture and beauty, with a vow to highlight more than just food.

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Georgia

Georgia

The saying ‘In vino veritas’ holds true for Georgians. Black Swan Journeys takes you to the wine country to learn some intoxicating secrets about wine-making and the fascinating culture of Georgia.

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