New group tours that will excite your senses
Thinking hard about planning unusual itineraries for repeat visitors to Singapore? These newly launched group tours are just the thing to give them a whole new perspective of the myriad possibilities that the island-state offers for different passion points.
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.