Singapore on Foot

When it comes to getting to know a city, there’s truly no better way to do it than to walk its streets. Here are some of Singapore’s best walking tours.

With a comprehensive selection of themed walks,
The Original Singapore Walks (www.journeys.com.sg) will help you uncover the lesser known stories of the city. Tour the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam, revisit colonial-era landmarks, discover the tales of the traders who once plied the Singapore River and learn about the days of World War II when Singapore was an occupied city.

For something more personalized, try
Summer Footprints (www.summerfootprints.sg), who plan out a guided itinerary based on what you tell them you’d like to see, whether it’s art, culture, history, shopping or a mix of things. If you really don’t know where to start they have standard tours as well.

For a true taste of the city, join
Betel Box’s Joo Chiat/Katong Food Walk (www.betelbox.com/tour-food.htm), which allows you to sample more than 20 different local dishes as you traverse one of Singapore’s most colorful historical areas, the Peranakan (Straits Chinese) enclaves of Joo Chiat and Katong.