GALLERY

Take a look at some of these gems of Singapore. More pictures on Instagram!

Teh tarik (milky, frothy "pulled tea") is one of my fav local brews - this is a drink which can trace its origins back to just after WW2, when Indian-Muslim immigrants in Malaya set up drink stalls near rubber plantations to serve the workers. Truly, this was a drink for the working class - tea dust (lower grade broken tea leaves) was used rather than the more expensive tea leaves. Today, in the era of $6 lattes, teh tarik remains popular with Singaporeans and Malaysians of all backgrounds. Its still made with tea dust for its robust flavour while condensed milk is still used to add body and for a long lasting froth. Yums! #littleindiasingapore #singapore #singapur #gemsoflittleindia #rubydottrails #tripadvisor #beautifuldestinations #walkingtour #serangoonroad #yoursingapore #exploresingapore #visitsingapore #iluvsg #igsg #sgig #instasg #igerssingapore #tehtarik

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The House of Tan Teng Niah is one of the last surviving Chinese villas in Little India. It's also Singapore's most colourful house - and a fav for local instagrammers and visitors alike. Inside this house is a little treasure - a magnificent dragon staircase, with much of its detailing still intact. The wealthy Mr Tan had bought this 8-room villa for his wife in 1900, and I like to imagine how his family members would have climbed these steps every day. The next time you're in Little India, peek through the side door for a glimpse of this historic staircase #littleindiasingapore #singapore #singapur #gemsoflittleindia #rubydottrails #tripadvisor #beautifuldestinations #walkingtour #serangoonroad #yoursingapore #exploresingapore #visitsingapore #iluvsg #igsg #sgig #instasg #igerssingapore #tantengniah

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Victory Restaurant in Kampong Glam is famous for Murtabak – pan-fried folded flat bread stuffed with meat, egg and onions and eaten dipped in curry. Watching Murtabak being made is quite an experience - from the expert flipping of the dough, to the sizzle on the griddle, to the tempting aromas of spices, this is a speciality that’s hard to resist! Victory has been around since 1910 – in the past, this restaurant fed the pilgrims gathered at the nearby Sultan Mosque and Pilgrim's Village at Bussorah Street. The same recipes are still being used today. So Victory’s Murtabak is not just a feast for the senses, its also a piece of history #rubydottrails #tripadvisor #beautifuldestinations #singapore #singapur #kampongglam #gemsofkampongglam #walkingtour #exploresingapore #visitsingapore #yoursingapore #igsg #sgig #iluvsg #instasg #igerssingapore

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I just love the display of these colourful perfume bottles at Jamal Kazura in Kampong Glam. I use them as decorative pieces in my home rather than for perfume. Jamal Kazura is a traditional business that's been around for over 80 years and they offer perfume oils in the usual floral scents like rose and jasmine but also special blends that replicate famous perfumes. Check out their version of Pleasures by Estée Lauder. Smells really good! You can pick up a bottle for under S$10. These oils are alcohol free so they're prefect for Muslims heading to the nearby Sultan Mosque to pray or for anyone who is allergic to alcohol. Check out the scents the next time you're in Bussorah Street. BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SPECIAL ! Book our Gems of Kampong Glam walking tour running on Dec 6 and get S$5 off per person! Click the CONTACT US button on our page and book before midnight (Singapore time) on Monday 28 Nov to get this special deal #rubydottrails #tripadvisor #beautifuldestinations #singapore #kampongglam #jamalkazura #perfume #gemsofkampongglam #walkingtour #exploresingapore #visitsingapore #yoursingapore #igsg #sgig #blackfriday

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