Colorful produce stands line the streets, flower garlands hang overhead, and the powerful scent of spices wafts through the breeze. Singapore is full of hidden treasures, from historic shophouses to bustling markets, and the best way to explore them is on foot with a local guide.
Meet your guide at the landmark entrance to Chinatown, walking through the vibrant area past Singapore's premier cultural highlights. Meander through the backstreets, taking your camera out to snap some images of iconic shrines and charming shophouses—stores that spill right out onto the street and often feature pre-World War II architecture.
Arrive at a traditional coffee shop, having the opportunity to sip on some of the cafe's best blends and specialty drinks. Continue on to a traditional Singapore wet market where you can browse stalls selling everything from vegetables to live frogs.
Take the public train to Little India and revel in a dizzying combination of sights and aromas. Follow your knowledgeable guide through local shops decorated with flower garlands, and get the chance to meet the artisans who craft these stunning creations. Complete your experience at Tekka Marke, where you can watch skilled cooks toss prata, a thin pancake cooked over a hot grill. Sample a few of these savory treats and then wind your tour to a close.