You might be a newbie in town or you may have been here a few years already, but chances are there are still several parts of Singapore that you haven’t visited. What better way to explore our little island than by taking a leisurely walk like a local? Sign up for one of these handy walking trails and get discovering!
Miss Tam Chiak Food Tour
Local food blogger Maureen Ow offers a three-hour walking food tour through local neighbourhoods. Learn about local customs and folklore while savouring traditional delicacies and visiting authentic speciality stores. www.misstamchiak.com/sgfoodtour
Join one of the numerous free tours provided by the National Parks and learn more about the local flora and fauna. There are plenty of DIY trails on its website to check out, too. www.tinyurl.com/nparksgarden
If you are looking to take away a little more than just general knowledge on local culture, Thinkscape is the tour for you. Its trails will introduce you to interesting spaces and people, and are designed to highlight current issues affecting the nation. www.thinkscape.com.sg
A group of Nanyang Technological University students take time out every weekend to conduct tours around Singapore River and through Bugis. While these are catered more for tourists, locals can see Singapore from a different perspective, too. The tours are free and no sign up is necessary! www.singaporefootprints.com
By Louisa Claire Lim & Amanda Jayne Lee, Home & Decor, March 2015