Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM

Ruby Dot Trails

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM

GEMS OF KAMPONG GLAM TOUR

WHY VISIT KAMPONG GLAM SINGAPORE

Looking at the charming and laid-back neighbourhood of Kampong Glam today, it may surprise you to find out that this was the seat of Malay royalty in the 1820s, complete with its own Palace. The Malays were the original inhabitants of the island, before Singapore came under British rule.

The kings and princes are long gone, and Kampong Glam today is an eclectic mix of traditional businesses alongside new cafes and lifestyle shops. 

WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON TOUR

About the Gems of Kampong Glam Tour
There's so much to see and enjoy in Kampong Glam, The Royal Malay Quarter of Singapore. To ensure you don't miss any of the best highlights, join our walking tour and sightsee with us!

Old Istana Kampong Glam

Dating from 1840, the former Istana or Palace of Kampong Glam has been beautifully restored to become The Malay Heritage Centre. Learn more about the intrigues of the Malay royals and how the Sultan was convinced to sign over Singapore to the British.

Sultan Mosque

With its graceful golden dome, this Kampong Glam landmark is the most photographed mosque in Singapore. Find out what unique feature was incorporated into its design that had a social purpose behind it.

Bussorah Street

This lively pedestrian mall belies its important history as a pilgrim's hub for the region, in the days when the journey to Mecca was done by sea.



Along the way, we’ll explore the historic streets of Kampong Glam to see some traditional businesses that have been around for generations, as well as how new cafes and shops have injected a fresh vibe into the area, making Kampong Glam a popular haunt for Singaporeans of all races today.

There are 2 ‘bonus’ stops in the tour not mentioned above. We couldn't resist including these because we think you’ll enjoy seeing them. Intrigued? Join us on the tour to find out what these are!

The tour is designed to end at lunch time so it’ll be perfect timing for you to enjoy the specialities of the area – our guide will provide some suggestions.

Please note: Ruby Dot Trails may adjust the above tour itinerary, in response to site conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

OUR GUESTS SAY

"Our family with 3 little kids and our in-laws had a tour of Kampong Glam with Shal about 2 weeks ago. We all loved the tour. Shal is very nice, knowledgeable and able to adjust the tour and pace to the customers' needs. She shared stories and showed us interesting sites that even Singaporeans don't know! Even my in-laws who don't speak English well liked her and found her tour very useful.. " ELENA, SINGAPORE/COLUMBIA

BOOKING INFO

When?
9.30am on Tuesdays

Duration?
3 hours

How much?
S$49 per person
We need a minimum of 2 guests for the tour to go ahead
If you're travelling solo, please email us to find out if the tour is going ahead on the date you're interested in and if so, you'll be able to book a place for one

What's included?
Small group walking tour for a more personal experience
A great guide (fluent in English, articulate and professionally licensed)
A wonderful sampler of Malay culture, Singapore history and the unique businesses of this charming neighbourhood!

What's not included?
Food and drinks, Gratuities (optional), Hotel transfers

Where to meet?
Bugis MRT Station (EW12 DT14)

We'll send you a photo of the meeting point and directions in your Tour confirmation email

What to bring?
Wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella or poncho, a bottle of water and of course, your camera

Anything to take note of for the visit to the Sultan Mosque during the tour?
The Mosque requests visitors to observe modest dressing i.e. no shorts, mini skirts, low necklines or exposed backs.

More information?
To ensure you have the best tour experience possible, do take a look at our FAQ Page - you’ll find it helpful!

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