Singapore Chinatown "Passage of Life" Walking Tour

Our guide (Cindy) was good and informative she spend the time explaining the old Chinese customs. My spouse and I had a pleasant time together.Tjong L., United States – See more reviews
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Chinatown Paper Effigy Shop
Chinatown Paper Effigy Shop
Chinese Wedding Traditions
Chinese Wedding Traditions
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What To Expect

Learn about the traditional customs of Chinese immigrants and discover the reasons behind each of them.


  • At the Wet Market, check out fresh produce that are traditionally prepared for women after birth.

  • Visit a quaint Wedding Shop to learn about Chinese marriage customs.

  • See paper effigies and gifts to be burnt as offerings along with food and incense to honor the dead.

  • Sample traditional wedding pastries and tea appreciation.


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Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 AM
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From birth to death, traditional customs surround the life of the early Chinese immigrant. Whether it is getting fortunes told by a fortune teller, a brief teaching of ying and yang of Chinese medicine, carrying a red umbrella at a wedding, or burning paper mansions at a funeral, come discover the reasons behind each practice while you explore the many Chinese customs in this journey.

Walk through the "old" Chinatown. Visit the wet market and check out fresh produce that must be prepared for women after birth. At the quaint Wedding Shop, our guide will show you the betrothal gifts that are sent to the bride's family to confirm the marriage agreement between two families.

How do the Chinese honor their ancestors? At this special shop one may buy paper effigies of money and other gifts to be burnt with offerings of food and incense to honor the dead.

The tour ends with tea appreciation and traditional wedding pastries.


  • Hotel pick-up for city hotels View Hotel Pick-up List

  • Guided walking tour

  • Sampling of traditional wedding pastries and tea appreciation


  • Hotel drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below two years old are free of charge.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and are subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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