Discover Singapore’s hippest hangouts and areas not frequented by most travelers. Enjoy stunning views of the city from a 50th-story sky bridge, visit the region’s best hawker’s stalls, and marvel at an old Chinese medical hall on this morning tour.
Begin with pickup from your hotel and travel to The Pinnacles@Duxton, the world’s tallest public housing buildings. Upon arrival, climb to the 50th floor and take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Singapore overlooking vibrant Sentosa, an island resort.
Next, make your way to Tiong Bahru, the country’s first housing estate with rich and colorful culture that evolved into a unique neighborhood balancing heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. Here, visit Tiong Bahru Market, a modern market boasting some of the best hawker stalls and local culinary delights.
Continue to Eng Hoon Street, an excellent spot to capture a shot of the 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple—Singapore’s oldest temple honoring the Monkey God, who eliminates bad luck and grants longevity and prosperity. Later, head to renowned Galicier Pastry, a bakery that produces the delicious treats and holds stories from 4 generations.
Next, stop by The Dispensary, an old Chinese medical hall that transformed into a popular café serving modern western fare. With medicinal drawers as a counter backdrop, the charming shop is filled with a mix of traditional Chinese and Western decorations. Before the day ends, visit the Nostalgia Hotel, featuring decor inspired by Singapore’s colonial years with a dash of modernism.