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Singapore Panorama

The best ways to explore Singapore

Five ways to take in the sights and sounds of Singapore

Written by
Tiffany Chow
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By bus

Big Bus tours (from $62) let you hop on and off the bus at any of its stops across various routes. The two main lines connect you to hotels, shopping malls, major attractions around the bay, and cultural hotspots such as Little India and Chinatown.

Various locations.Various timings. Book here.

By boat

Start your tour by taking a wooden bumboat from any one of the 13 Singapore River Cruise jetties. On the 40-minute boat ride (From $29), be treated to a breathtaking view of Clarke Quay as you listen to the recorded commentary.

Daily 9am-11pm, last boat departs 10.30pm. Book here.

By trishaw

From $55, let your Trishaw Uncle guide cycle you around Little India, Chinatown, the Civic District or Clarke Quay. The tours take either 45-minutes or 2.5-hours.

Albert Mall Trishaw Park. By appointment 1 day in advance, minimum two to go. Or book a night tour here

By bicycle

Work out while you explore the Lion City with Let's Go Bike Singapore. Three tours are on offer: a historical route takes you to a typical residential town, markets and along the Singapore River ($80-$99/pax). Add on an excursion to Little India when you book the Bike and Bites Tour ($165-$180/pax). Finally see the city lights in the Marina Bay Night Tour ($60-$79/pax, not available in Sep due to F1).

#B1-58 High Street Centre. By appointment online 24 hours before scheduled start. No walk-ins. Book here.

By walking

What sets Indie Singapore apart is that it’s free. The 3 to 3.5-hour tours take you through Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Bugis, or the Singapore River and Civic District. Just be sure to tip your guide for a job well done.

indiesingapore.com. Email info@indiesingapore.com to book a slot on the tours. Tour slots open four weeks in advance.

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