“Balik Kampong” Walk through Kampong Glam – Free Walking Tour

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  • Hear the hidden stories and the uncover the "not-so-known" local favorite hang outs as well

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09:30am (3 hours)
Availability : Wednesdays
Bugis Junction Fountain (outside Starbucks and McDonald's)
Waterloo Street
Max People : 25

One of our favourite tours –  the “Balik Kampong” or Going Home tour.

We believe that this is THE tour that will bring you a little bit off the beaten track. Let us show you a part of Singapore that most tourists don’t get to see. We will walk through graffiti laced streets and explore the palace grounds of the past kings and princes of Singapore. 

Expect other surprises as we walk down the former Arab quarters and the oldest shopping streets of Singapore.

If you would like to go on this tour on your own date/time, head on to this page, or drop us an email, and we can customize this tour for you.

Tour Details

Book your slots for a guaranteed spot on our tours (registration is free and it helps make sure we have enough guides on the job). You are welcome to meet us at the meeting point without a reservation, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to join us if the group is full.

These tours are FREE, but tips are welcome (our guides receive no other compensation or commissions).

We believe that tips given should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveler. Value for money goes a long way, and satisfied customers tip what they think the tour was worth!

We do not accept large group/organization bookings for our Free Tours, as they are intended for individual/small family signups only (max 5 persons/signup). They follow a set schedule and are not customizable. We place a limit on the number of sign ups per tour to ensure that everyone has a chance to go on the tour with us. Our aim is for our guests to have a more personal and intimate experience with us.

For larger groups and/or corporations, we recommend engaging us for our private customized paid tours. That way you can customize what you would like to see as well as set a date/time that is suitable for your group.

Departure & Return Location

Starting Point: Bugis Junction, OUTSIDE Starbucks/McDonald’s (Google Maps)

Ending Point: Waterloo Street (Google Map)

Fixed Departure Time

Wednesdays: 09:30am (for fixed departure)

Price Includes

  • English-Speaking Professional Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional Food and Drink
  • Any Private Expenses/Shopping
What to Expect

One of our favourite tours!

The gorgeous Haji Lane and beautiful backstreet murals has made this neighbourhood very Instagram-friendly. However, being one of the most historic districts in Singapore, there are lots of stories to be uncovered around every corner. 

We would like to tell you some of the hidden finds and some of our favourite secret makan places in the area!

Our tours will follow all current Safe Distancing Measures (SDM) as prescribed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) during the Circuit Breaker (CB) period.

This will include limiting the number of guests allowed on each tour. Guest in one tour group may also have to be further divided into smaller sub groups with sub group size mandated by the current SDM

Where we meet - Bugis Junction Fountain. Outside Starbucks and McDonald's

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