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Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore provided by Ruby Dot Trails

Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore

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You'll start at
Bugis MRT Blue Line Exit D
Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 189768Meet at Bugis MRT (EW12 DT14) Exit D at street level at 9.30am Do look out for a guide wearing a red badge Getting there By MRT:Look for Exit D after you’ve passed through the fare gates and go up the escalator By Taxi:Stop at the taxi stand along Tan Quee Lan St which is next to Bugis MRT entrance
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    Malay Heritage Centre
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Sultan Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Haji Lane
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Kampong Glam
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Arab Street
Arab St, SingaporeThe tour ends at Arab Street. The guide will provide directions to lunch options, shops or back to Bugis MRT Station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bugis MRT Blue Line Exit D, Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 189768
Duration
3h
Return Details
Arab Street, Arab St, Singapore
Inclusions
  • Small group walking tour (a maximum of 6 guests) for a more personal experience
  • A local guide who's fluent in English, articulate and professionally licensed
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The maximum group size is 6 people
  • Due to uneven surfaces and steps, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Children aged 12 and under can join the tour for free if accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. However, the tour is not recommended for very young children (aged 0-6).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Martin H wrote a review Mar 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom154 contributions43 helpful votes
There were just the two of on this tour with Shal. She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and showed us everything there was to see. She also showed us things of interest on the route that were not specific to Malay royalty , All of which were fascinating. Highly
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Hello Martin and Kerris, thanks so much for taking the time to share a review and for your recommendation - it certainly made my day :) It was a lovely to meet you and I enjoyed our time together. Do come back and visit us again! Best wishes to you – Shal
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Alissa P wrote a review Oct 2018
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Shal was terrific to work with from the beginning - given the short length of our trip to Singapore, I'd started to think it might not be possible to find a tour guide / company with sufficient flexibility to accommodate our wish to visit KG on pretty much the only day that
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Hello Alissa and Ray, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) I really enjoyed meeting the both of you - you were real troupers through your jet lag - and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the shops we visited and your lunch at Zam Zam. I hope seeing the little elephants in your kitchen every day will bring back warm memories of your trip here. Come visit us again soon! I look forward to showing you another area :) My best wishes to both of you till then Shal
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Edwin M wrote a review Oct 2018
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Brought a group of 7 foreign guests on this walking tour. They enjoyed both the history of the area and the enthusiasm of our guide Shal, who was also nice enough to make a few tweaks to the usual itinerary in order to accommodate our tight schedule. As a local who's lived here
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi Edwin! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind compliments and recommendation :) It was a pleasure to meet you and your guests and I'm glad that, as a local, you got to learn something new too. Hope to see you on another tour in the future. Till then, my best wishes to you - Shal
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JohnP01 wrote a review Apr 2018
Vancouver9 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our morning with Shal guiding us around the many sights of the Kampong Glam district in Singapore. Shal was a fund of knowledge about the history and culture of the area and its place in the wider context of the development of Singapore. Shal was also very
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
Responded 24 Apr 2018
Hello John and Diana, thanks so much for your kind compliments, and also for taking the time to write such a wonderful review :) It was a great morning out for me as well - I enjoyed your company and being 'sidetracked' as that made for very interesting conversations! I'm really happy to hear that you're intending to do another tour on your next visit - I'm looking forward to seeing you again next year! My best wishes to both of you till then - Shal
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Ed F wrote a review Dec 2017
6 contributions4 helpful votes
A great walking tour of a precinct that is perhaps overlooked but with a very knowledgeable guide and in a small group there is a lot to discover. Walking along the original and renewing streets, going in to the mosque and even the small cemetery revealed so many visual points
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Shal_Lalwani, Owner at Uncover the Gems of Kampong Glam: The Seat of Malay Royalty in Singapore
Responded 20 Dec 2017
Hi Edwin and Debra, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your recommendation :) It was a great morning out - I enjoyed your company and our conversations too. Happy holidays to both of you and my best wishes for the new year! - Shal
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Very enjoyable tour!
The tour guide, Shal, was very engaging and open with her stories and experiences. Even though I'm a Singaporean, I
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chenkail
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Amazing tour with an amazing guide
This walking tour was the highlight of our Singapore trip. If you want to get a more in-depth perspective on the re
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Wendy S
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A walk back in time to understand about the Malay heritage in Singapore
A good friend recommended Shal to us and we were not disappointed. Shal was not only knowledgeable but engaging too
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Gems of Chinatown
Shal was a great tour guide and gave us a really interesting and fun tour of the highlights of Chinatown. She is ve
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The tour of Chinatown
Shal, is a brilliant tour guide, friendly, warm and knowledgable... I left knowing a lot more about Chinatown and t
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Tour of Chinatown
My wife and i had a wonderful time with Shal during our tour, She fed us with detailed information that matched our
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An absolutely wonderful experience!
We loved our time with Shal. The tour was paced so well and we learned so much. Shal is both informative and friend
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Excellent Walking Tours of Singapore
My wife and I were recently privileged to have completed the 4 walking tours of Singapore available through Ruby Do
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Interesting tour and lovely guide
I bumped into Shal from Rubydottrails with my mother because we mixed up the days with another tour company. We wer
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Peggy_Tan168
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Wonderful Kampong Glam
I am a local Singaporean who booked a kampong glam tour to go with my HK friend. Shal is very friendly and helpful.
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siania
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Fascinating tour of Kampong Glam
I had just under 24 hours in Singapore, on business for research purposes, and was fortunate enough to be recommend
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Stephen W
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Gems of Chinatown Tour
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable and informative morning in the company of Shal on this tour. She knew a lot and too
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mkbuser
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A Great Tour of Singapore!
Whenever my husban and I travel, we like to take a walking tour to understand where we are visiting. The tours by S
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Anand A
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Great tour of both China Town & Kampong Glam
I was visiting Singapore after a long gap of nearly 27 years and a lot had changed since then. My two close friends
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952alisona
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Great experience and knowledgeable guide
We booked 2 tours, little India and Chinatown with the guide/ owner Shal. We were the only couple on both tours so
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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