Singapore Kampong Glam Walk - Sultans of Spice

This was EXCELLENT! It was very educational and fascinating. If you want to learn about Malay and Muslim culture and history, this is it!Rebecca O., Japan – See more reviews
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Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)
Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)
Istana Kampong Glam (Kampong Glam Palace) currently housing the Malay Heritage Centre
Istana Kampong Glam (Kampong Glam Palace) currently housing the Malay Heritage Centre
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What To Expect

Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam in the legends of the mysterious keris (dagger), exotic perfumes and the story of the faith that is so often misunderstood. Don't miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore's indigenous culture still thrives!

Highlights

  • Discover British East India Company's attempts to control the Spice Trade Route

  • Explore some of the oldest and narrowest streets in the city

  • Catch a glimpse of dying trades, some of the last remaining in the urban city

  • Take in the grandeur of the former Malay Palace and visit the Royal Graveyard

Specifications

Type:
Singapore Walking Tours
Departs From:
Singapore
Meeting Point:
Bugis MRT Station (Outside Exit B)
Duration:
2 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
Thursday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
7468
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

How was Singapore sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars? Discover the man who did it, and the man who forced him to do it. No one remembers the sultans that used to rule, except us. The old Royal Palace, the Sultan Mosque, the Tombs of the Malayan Princes: they all carry an air of royalty snatched away too quickly.

Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam in the legends of the mysterious keris (dagger), exotic perfumes and the story of the faith that is so often misunderstood. Don't miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore's indigenous culture still thrives!

Highlights

  • Sultan Mosque

  • Traditional Malay crafts

  • Bussorah Street

  • Traditional Muslim supplies shop

  • Old Istana Kampong Glam (Royal Palace)

  • Royal graveyard

Includes

  • English speaking licensed guide

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.

  • Private tour available at different rates. Please inquire.

  • Tour ends at Jalan Kubor.

  • Children below 7 years old are free of charge.

Schedule

This itinerary is available on the day indicated above only but feel free to check the alternatives on the schedule below. The local operator runs other walks with the same focus on history and heritage and the same principle of taking you to places most other tours don't.

Monday: The Time of Empire™ A Colonial District Walk

Tuesday: Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way™ A Chinatown Walk

Tuesday: Through Fog and Fire - Singapore 1942™ A Changi Museum War Trail

Wednesday: Dhobis, Saris & a Spot of Curry™ A Little India Walk

Thursday: Sultans of Spice™ A Kampong Glam Walk

Friday: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™

Friday: Secrets of the Red Lantern™ A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour

Saturday: Changi WWII™ A Changi Museum War Trail (afternoon tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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