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ATTRACTIONS & GUIDED TOURS
EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS
CULTURE & HISTORY

Singapore home experience

Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to live as a Singapore local

Enjoy meeting a Singaporean family

Sample local snacks prepared by the host family

What to expect

This is all about the evolution of the Singapore home. As the population grew, there was a housing shortage. And the government had to build and relocated people from slums and squatter living conditions to new high rise apartment flats, known to Singaporeans as HDB flats. Learn about Singapore’s first homes - shophouses. What do they look like and what’s the story behind shophouses? Why the exodus from shophouse to apartment flats? When did this happen? Today, HDBs are regarded as enviable top-of-the-line homes.

Visit a typical housing neighbourhood to learn how local Singaporeans go about their daily lives - from supermarkets to hawker centres, from void decks to fitness amenities. The highlight will be the home visit to a host family. This is a rather intimate meeting with a Singaporean family, where you learn about their lives, their daily chores and have a no-holds-barred session where nothing is off-limits.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

Staff have their temperatures checked regularly

Tickets can only be purchased online

What's included

Local Singaporean snacks

One-way transfer from Chinatown Heritage Centre

Location

48 Pagoda St, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore 059207, Singapore

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide at Chinatown Heritage Centre.

Provider

Tribe Pte Ltd

Cancellation policy

Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please bring your own earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack to connect to the device that the guide will use to explain everything during the tour
  • You'll be provided a one-way transfer to the tour destination from the meeting point at Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • Infants (age 0-2): Free of charge