Discover the diversity of Singapore with a journey into two very different, yet equally colourful ethnic enclaves not far from city centre. Set off to discover the charms and icons of Singapore's bustling Chinatown district and vivid Little India in an illuminating journey by foot.
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Meet up with your guide at the gateway of Chinatown to start your walking journey to Singapore's most iconic cultural sights. Set off into the backstreets of Chinatown and stroll past some of the area's most iconic architecture, including a mysterious shrine and a collection of charming shophouses. Once a common element of Singapore's architecture before World War II, walk along these shophouses "five foot walkways", sheltered paths characteristic of these quirky buildings, leading to a nearby coffee shop. Try some of the shop's best blends of coffee and crispy toast - both local favourites for decades - before heading onward toward a traditional wet market.
Peruse bustling market stalls brimming with fresh vegetables, seafood and even live frogs here, before hopping on-board the public train network bound for your next stop: Little India. Disembark your train and walk a short distance on to reach rows of shops selling produce, spices and flower gardens in a dizzying riot of vibrant colours and scents. Make your way through the frenzy to arrive at the shop of a renaissance-man-cum-shop-owner whose famous for making flower garlands as well as tailoring Indian saris and suits! Chat with him about his trade and learn a bit about business in this bustling corner of the city.
Finally, continue on to the gateway to Tekka market and get an up-close and personal look at shopkeepers tossing prata and pouring the tarik. Dig into these local delicacies to wrap up your journey.