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Sideways by Betel Box Asia

Love heritage and all things vintage – especially Vespas? Then this tour is tailor-made for you! The Sideways Vespa tour, the latest offering by Betel Box Asia, lets you explore Singapore from a whole new perspective, from inside a vintage Vespa sidecar.

On this guided tour, you’ll get to whiz through the heritage neighbourhoods of Kampong Glam which was the seat of Malay royalty in bygone Singapore, the stately Civic District with its colonial buildings alongside modern skyscrapers, Chinatown which was where early Chinese migrants settled, and Joo Chiat-Katong known for the colourful Peranakan (Straits Chinese) and Eurasian cultures. Take it all in from your seat in a hand-restored vintage Vespa with sidecar. Choose between breezy 30-minute spins or a half-day heritage tour.

Bespoke tours, such as night rides or interesting places for photography, are also available upon enquiry.

The Fear Factor Experience by Monster Day Tours

Action seekers who thrive on that adrenaline rush and those of you who want to jump literally out of your comfort zones can opt for The Fear Factor Experience, an extreme tour for daredevils that lets you face and conquer your fears as a team. With everyone cheering you on, that’s half the battle won!

Pit yourself against different challenges, starting with pitch-black darkness in Dialogue in the Dark. Next, take on Singapore’s “exotic” delicacies, before moving to a high-ropes course that could bring on the weak knees and jitters. End on a high with the Reverse Bungy at Clarke Quay that catapults you high into the air before you tumble and spin back down to earth.

Made in Singapore Tour by Tribe

The Made in Singapore Tour lets you discover the unrelenting entrepreneurial spirit of a city-state that is constantly pushing conventional boundaries and innovating. This tour is specifically targeted at business travellers who want to gain insights into what it takes to nurture the passion to grow and progress, as illustrated by Singapore’s own transformation.

Learn how the republic became the economic success it is today through its port and shipping industry at the Singapore Maritime Gallery. Also, visit a local tea company, as well as an urban farm to witness their high-tech methods that have revolutionised farming.

Wrap Me Up! by Crave! Singapore

Learn how to wrap your own bak zhang (glutinous rice dumpling stuffed with different fillings) in this hands-on workshop. This local delight is traditionally eaten during Duan Wu Jie, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month and is commonly known as the Dragon Boat Festival. The dumplings are wrapped in bamboo leaves and come in sweet or savoury flavours, both of which you’ll get to savour during the workshop.

Besides helping you master the art of wrapping bak zhang, the Wrap Me Up! tour also lets you take in historical sights like the Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple and Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu and Chinese temples respectively dating back to the 1820s.

Peranakan Supper by Wok ‘N’ Stroll

Hark back to the olden days of Singapore as you stroll among the quaint shophouses in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood. Known for being a heritage settlement of the Peranakan (Straits Chinese unique to the region resulting from the inter-marriage of Chinese migrants with indigenous Malays/Indonesians) community, Joo Chiat today is a culinary precinct featuring local Peranakan favourites like popiah (a crepe-like spring roll stuffed with cooked vegetables and meat), laksa (noodles in a spicy broth flavoured with coconut milk and dried shrimp), Nonya dumplings (glutinous rice dumplings with a distinctive sweet and savory taste) and other traditional bites.

Peranakan Supper is a leisurely walking tour that will take you on a trip in time through food, as the guides share memorable tales of Singapore’s history, culture and people.