Celebrate All Things Singaporean – Get your durian fix, explore the rustic west, and have a drink at Emerald Hill.

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August is a special month for all Singaporeans as we come together to celebrate Singapore’s independence – we know that we are missing the big celebrations due to the pandemic but – there is still plenty to do!

This year’s National Day theme is ‘Together, Our Singapore Spirit’, let’s show our Singapore spirit and take a moment to appreciate what makes us Singaporean. Whether you’ve lived in Singapore all your life or not, there are hidden local gems awaiting your discovery!

Here’s our round-up of Uniquely Singaporean Things to do this season!

1. City Tour with Lunch & Durians

Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore the durian! Most Singaporeans have a thing for this spiky fruit and you can spot it among our skyline too. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay has been fondly referred to as “The Durian”. Gather your durian loving friends and families for this relaxing city tour that’ll help you rediscover more of what our home has to offer!

  • Tour Duration: 3 hours
  • Available Day & Time: 1.00pm: Thursday, Friday & Saturday ( Exclude Sunday – Wednesday, Eve of & Public Holidays )
Important
  • Please book and confirm your tour date with the tour provider by providing the unique e-Voucher code at least 4 days prior to your tour date
  • Tour starts from a minimum of 6 pax up to 20 pax per group
  • All tours are conducted in English
  • Tour will proceed regardless of weather condition
Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. Get your tickets here.

2. Rustic Rumble in the West

Let’s be honest here: most of us who resides anywhere but in the west hardly explore the west at all. Frequently associated with jungles and factories, the west is so much more if you know where to look. There are a couple of Michelin starred eateries in Jurong if you haven’t heard!

Discover Singapore’s very own pottery paradise at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle and the oldest wood-firing Dragon kiln built in the 1940s. Kok Fah Technology Farm also hosts a weekend market where you can buy the freshest local produce! Then, at the Singapore Discovery Centre, take a trip back in time to see how Singapore has evolved from a Malay Kingdom colony to the bustling metropolis it is today. The 3.5hour tour will conclude with lunch at Song Fa Bakuteh.

  • Tour Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Available Day & time: Saturday & Sunday only, 9 am
  • Meeting Point: Outside 7-Eleven (Exit C – Chinatown MRT Station)

Important

  • Please note that the selected date is not confirmed. Please book and re-confirm your tour date with the tour provider by providing the unique e-Voucher code at least 4 days prior to your tour date
  • This tour requires a minimum of 5 persons
  • If unable to meet the minimum group size, Hong Thai Travel reserves the right to offer/transfer customers to other confirmed Tours/Itinerary/Departure Dates
  • Tour confirmation is subject to Hong Thai Travel’s final decision
Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. Get your tickets here.

3. Peranakan Culture Popiah with Joo Chiat & Katong Heritage Walk

For those staying in the west or who is a fan of Peranakan cuisine, it’s time for a trip to the east! Katong, which was once filled with coconut plantations and used as a weekend retreat by wealthy city dwellers, evolved into a residential suburb by the early twentieth century. It was populated by an expanding English-educated middle class, which included Peranakan and Eurasians. On this tour, you’ll hear intriguing stories behind these colourful shophouses, streets, and learn to make popiahs from the veterans at the Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Ti.

09:00am – 12:00pm from Tuesday to Sunday

Meeting Point

Rumah Kim Choo 111 E Coast Rd, 109, Singapore 428801

Important

Please book and confirm your tour date with the tour operator once you have received your voucher. Your selected tour date is not confirmed until you contact the tour operator.

Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. Get your tickets here.

4. Unearthing Orchard Road’s Best Kept Secret

How well do you know about Orchard Road apart from it being Singapore’s OG shopping district? Discover a different side of Orchard Road on this relaxing tour that’ll begin at Goodwood Park Hotel and then conclude with a drink at No.5 Emerald Hill. Along the journey, you’ll be treated to drinks and dessert as well as plenty of photo opportunities!

 

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Important

  • Please book and confirm your tour date with the tour provider by providing the unique e-Voucher code at least 4 days prior to your tour date.
  • The Minimum Number of Pax for each tour is 4 Pax
Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. Get your tickets here.

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