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10 Best Local Tours Under $60 to Enjoy With SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

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Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic travelling out of Singapore for leisure has become prohibitive and stupidly expensive.

But, all is not lost. We can make the most out of it and experience our country as tourists in our own land.

And as English writer and philosopher G.K. Chesterton would attest:

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land

In other words, making our own home foreign is not always about travelling to new places. Instead, it involves opening our minds and seeing the world in a whole new way.

Source: Disney | Giphy

The best part? You will be given S$100 worth of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to explore and experience Singapore in a whole new light if you are an eligible Singaporean Citizen.

These vouchers can be used at 178 hotels, 39 attractions, and 91 local tour companies.

If need any ideas on how to spend your SingapoRediscover vouchers, we have put together a compilation of some of the best local tour experiences under $60 in Singapore for you to consider.

Why $60? So you won’t have to fork out any cash and try more things of course!

Regardless of whether you love food, are passionate about Singapore’s heritage, or enjoy Singapore’s sights; there’s something on this list for you.

Do note that information is accurate as of 29 November 2020. Tour prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice. This list is also not exhaustive and will be updated from time to time with new developments.


TL;DR: Best Local Tours in Singapore With SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

TourPrice per pax (adult)
Food Tours
Eat, Play, Love @ Singapore River TourS$35
Hawkerwalk Tour: Old School SnacksS$50
Food and Spices of Little India Walking Tour in SingaporeS$53
Heritage Tours
Kampong Tour: Pulau UbinS$12/pax
(S$60 for groups of 1 – 5 pax)
Journeys to Hell: Death & the Afterlife in Haw Par VillaS$20/pax (adult)

S$10/pax (child)
Signature Lion City Bike TourS$40/pax
Black & White Houses Neighbourhood StrollS$60/pax (S$300 for groups of 1 – 5 pax)

S$45/pax (S$450.00 for groups of 6 – 10 pax)
Sightseeing Tours
Trishaw Uncle Guided Tours$20
Big Bus Singapore Christmas Light-Up Tour$20.25
The Original DUCKtours Singapore$30.10*

*Price stated are for Singapore residents.


Food Tours Singapore

For the foodies out there, Here are some of the tours under S$60 you can try with the SingapoRediscover vouchers.

1. Eat, Play, Love @ Singapore River Tour (S$35/pax)

Source: Monster Day Tours

First up, we have the Eat, Play Love @ Singapore River by Monster Day Tours.

Prepare to be fed and have your mind enriched on this tour, as you will get to enjoy food from three lovely restaurants by the river, as well as the story behind the restaurant concepts and the chefs.

You will also be brought around by the seasoned tour guides who will fascinate you with the history of our Singapore River.

Through storytelling and good food, this Singapore River heritage food trail along the three quays will satisfy your belly and soul!

Do note that this tour is only available from 5 Dec 2020 – 16 Jan 2021.

Address: 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #04-01, Singapore 139951

Contact: +65 8749 7346 (From 9am – 6pm)

Price: S$35/pax (limited time promotion)

Tour Schedule: Wednesday & Saturday (4pm – 7:30pm)

Tour Length: 3.5 hours

Website: Book here

2. Hawkerwalk Tour: Old School Snacks ($50/pax)

I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for old school snacks like the stick version of carrot cake or 剎骑马 (sha qi ma – or kill the riding horse).

Source: Tribe Tours | Uncle making 剎骑马

But, have you ever wondered about the history behind these foods or why they are named this way?

Then you will have to check out this tour.

The HawkerWalk tour was crafted to tell the stories of our local hawker heroes, highlighting the grit, sweat and passion they put into making these old school snacks every day.

The professional tour guide will also tell you all about the history and hidden stories of the food and the people behind the food.

The best part? You will be supporting local businesses and walk away with a snacks & food bundle worth up to S$15 (1 pkt of Sachima, 1 pkt of Ears Biscuit, 1 portion of chee Cheong Fan and yam, 1 pkt of Carrot Cake stick, 1 cup of Kopi).

Price: S$50/pax

Tour Schedule: Wed (9am)

For dates outside of the fixed schedule, you can email [email protected] to enquire

Tour Length: 1 hour

Website: Book here

3. Food and Spices of Little India Walking Tour in Singapore (S$53/pax)

 

Source: Klook

Next up we have the Food and Spices of Little India Walking Tour you can find on Klook.

Prepare to be fed and have your mind enriched on this tour, as you will get to savour the food, spices and local Indian snacks and sweets from Little India.

The professional tour guide will also educate you about the history of this colourful district and bring you along spots like:

  • Buffalo Road
  • Race Course Road
  • Shree Lakshminarayan Temple
  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
  • Traditional Trades Art Murals
  • Former House
  • Tan Teng Niah
  • Tekka Centre
  • Little India Arcade.

Not to mention the many instaworthy spots and photo opportunities.

Price: S$53/pax

Tour Schedule: Monday – Thursday (09:30am | 12pm | 14:30pm | 5pm)

Tour Length: 2 hours

Website: Book here

Heritage Tours Singapore

Next up we have your tours around Singapore where you can discover Singapore’s rich heritage.

4. Kampong Tour: Pulau Ubin ($12/pax)

Want to go overseas? Technically you can via this Kampong Tour by NParks Singapore.

Source: Annie Spratt | Unsplash

As Singapore developed, the kampongs made way for skyscrapers and housing like HDB flats, Executive Condos, Private Condos, and other buildings.

But, you can still visit one of the few authentic kampongs left in Singapore on Pulau Ubin.

This tour takes you back to the 1960s as you get to experience Pulau Ubin’s kampong charm and learn about its natural and cultural history.

This two-hour walking tour takes you to the key spots on island including Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Tua Pek Kong Temple and the old Wayang Stage.

Experienced tour guide will educate you about the fascinating history of these sites and how people live on Pulau Ubin.

Address: 61 Jln Endut Senin, 5083103

Contact: 6542 4108

Price: S$12/pax ($60 for groups of 1 – 5 pax)

Tour Schedule: Every 3 Saturday of the month (9.30am – 11.30am)

Tour Length: 2 hours

Website: Book here

5. Journeys to Hell: Death & the Afterlife in Haw Par Villa [S$20/pax (adult), S$10/pax (child)] 

Have you ever wondered what hell looks like?

We may never know for sure. But, you can experience how the Chinese envision hell with the Journeys to Hell: Death & the Afterlife in Haw Par Villa by Journeys.

But first a bit of history. Haw Par Villa is a theme park located on a hill in Pasir Panjang.

The theme park was painstakingly built by Myanmar-born businessman Aw Boon Haw for his brother and was first named Tiger Balm Gardens after the famous Tiger Balm medical ointment made by Haw Par Corporation Ltd (SGX: H02).

The theme park is a recreation of the Ten Courts of Hell according to Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs.

Source: Journeys PTE. LTD

On this tour, you will get to see what the punishment and torture that the Chinese believe sinners will have to face in the afterlife.

The experienced tour guide will also tell you more about the interesting family that built this place as well as educate you on the history and heritage of the park.

Address: Haw Par Villa Management Office, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

Contact:
+65 6325 1631
[email protected]

Price:
S$20/pax (adult)
S$10/pax (child: 7 – 12 years old)

Tour Schedule: Friday (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Tour Length: 2 hours

Website: Book here

6. Signature Lion City Bike Tour: Bike Tour Around Singapore (S$40/pax)

First up we have the Signature Lion City Bike Tour from Bike Around Tour Singapore.

Source: Bike Around Tour Singapore

Don’t like walking or taking the bus?

You will enjoy these bicycle tours that take beyond the usual tourist spots that bus and walking tours usually miss.

For this signature tour, you get to explore Singapore’s charming back streets and historical landmarks and learn about our rich culture and heritage.

This 9 – 5 tour will take you to the F1 Race Track, Marina Bay, The Colonial District, Singapore River, Merlion Park, Lau Pa Sat, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Little India, Bugis Village, Haji Lane, Kampong Glam and more.

This agency also offers tours to Pulau Ubin, Katong & Joo Chiat and more…

Address: 20 Republic Ave, Singapore 038970

Contact: [email protected]

Price: S$40/pax (from now to 2021)

Tour Schedule: Daily (9am – 5pm)

Tour Length: 8 hours

Website: Book here

7. Black & White Houses Neighbourhood Stroll by Jane’s Singapore Tours ($60/pax)

Not everything in this world is so black and white.

But, there are exceptions like the black and white houses in Singapore which are named for the dark timber beams and whitewashed walls used in their construction.

Source: Smuconlaw/WikiCommons | Eden Hall

These houses are colonial bungalows that were built between the late 1800s right up to the 1930s.

On this Black & White Houses Neighbourhood Stroll tour by Jane’s Singapore Tours, you will be brought around these majestic houses and educated about the rich history behind these houses as well.

Find out all about who used to live there, how the houses were constructed and the fascinating stories behind them.

Choose between the Adam Park, Alexandra Park, Goodwood Hill estates and be thrilled by the tour which was awarded the Best Tour Experience in the 2018 Singapore Tourism Awards.

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Contact:
+65 97320706 (Text or WhatsApp)
[email protected] (email)

Price:
S$60/pax (S$300 for groups of 1 – 5 pax)
S$45/pax (S$450.00 for groups of 6 – 10 pax)

Tour Schedule: Selected days (9am – 11am and  6pm –  8pm)

Tour Length: 2 hours

Website: Book here

Sightseeing Tours Singapore

If you would like to check out the beautiful sights of the city, you should check out these tours.

8. Trishaw Uncle Guided Tours ($20/pax)

After the Japanese Occupation in Singapore (1942 – 1945) ended the Trishaw became one of the most commonly used modes of public transportation.

However, during the mid-1950s, the Trishaw fell out of favour. Subsequently, towards the late 1970s, there were fewer and fewer trishaw riders, with trishaw riding became a dying trade.

Today, the majority of trishaw riders are involved in the tourism industry.

Source: Trishaw Uncle

Personally, I love these types of tours as the Trishaw Uncles are a rich depository of our country’s history.

For just $20, you get to experience a nostalgic journey down Singapore’s streets and alleyways on a trishaw.

In a sense, you can also learn more about how Singapore changed from the past till now.

Choose between four distinct routes: the Singapore River, Little India, Kampong Glam or Chinatown, and learn more about Singapore’s history through the view of the trishaw riders.

Do check it out!

Contact:
Booking Hotline: (65) 6337 7111
Office Tel: (65) 6336 1188
Email: [email protected]

Price:
$20/pax
$10 subsidy for children and youth aged 3 – 17 years old

Tour Schedule: Daily (11am – 8pm)

Tour Length: 30 mins

Website: Book here.

9. Big Bus Singapore Christmas Light-Up Tour 2020 (S$20.25/pax)

Next up we have the Big Bus Singapore Christmas Light-Up Tour by DuckTours.
If you are stuck in Singapore for Christmas, why not experience taking an open-top bus and enjoying the Christmas lights along Orchard Road and cruise through the Marina Bay district.
Source: DUCKtours
Who knows, you might view our city in a whole new light.Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, #01-330 Suntec City, Singapore 038983Contact: +65 6338 6877Price: $20.25/pax

Tour Schedule: 10th to 31st December 2020 (7pm – 8pm)

Tour Length: 45 mins

Website: Book here.

10. The Original DUCKtours Singapore (S$30.10/pax)

At the risk of sound like a five-year-old, I find the original DUCKtours to be really fun.

The moment when the amphibious tour bus heads to the water and seamlessly becomes a watercraft makes it feel like I am in a Bond movie.

The hour-long tour takes you around Marina Bay and the Civic District, with half an hour spent on land and the other half in the water.

This hour-long adventure starts with a city tour of the historic Civic District, before splashing into the water and swimming off like a duck for a picturesque harbour tour.

Source: DUCKtours

 

You also get to hear live commentary from a tour guide who will tell you more about the history behind these sites.

Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, #01-330 Suntec City, Singapore 038983

Contact: +65 6338 6877

Price: S$30.10/pax for Singapore residents

Tour Schedule:
Daily (10am – 8pm)
From 3 Dec 2020 onwards

Tour Length: 1 Hour (30 minutes on land and 30 minutes on water)

Website: Book here

How Are You Planning To Spend Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers?

If you are looking to spend your vouchers, make sure you remember to use a credit card or to get some cashback, miles or reward points too!

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