If you want to explore, learn, eat, drink, meet real people of the heartlands (the not crazy, not rich Asians), this tour is for you! Public housing (also known as HDB) estates is where more than 80% of the population live in Singapore. In this tour, we will visit three different types of public housing estates in Singapore and learn the role it plays in SIngapore's secret to multiculturalism : (1) EVERTON We will visit Everton estate for the first stop. This is one of the earliest types of public housing. We will stop at a local cafe to try Singaporean coffee/tea. We will also visit some traditional stores. (2) CANTONMENT We will check out the Cantonment Estate, explore the architecture philosophy and how public housing evolved through the years. (3) PINNACLE The last stop is one of the latest public housing project, Pinnacle@Duxton. Explore the transformation of the role of public housing in Singapore. Optional : It is possible to go up to the 50th storey and take in the amazing evening skyline view of the city ($6 fee not inclusive) Along the way, we will visit the local market, community club and playground. *Please note this walk has a minimum of 2 to start. Please contact if you are a solo traveler*
Hi! I'm P S, born and raised in Singapore. I have been living and working in the neighborhood for 15 years and a a volunteer with the local community club. I'm also a 100% fan of the city and a licensed local guide! Spending some time abroad has also made me more curious about Singapore. You will see Singapore through my eyes, things that I like in a genuine, funny and relaxed way.
Snacks from a 30 year old heritage bakery
Local Singaporean coffee/tea
Just south of Chinatown, the Tanjong Pagar district is a residential neighborhood where traditional shops co-exist side by side with modern businesses. Charming architecture in the historic shophouses with the tall skyscrapers of the commercial district at the backdrop form a delightful contrast to the public housing of the area. And oh, its one of Timeout's top 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
Everyday Secrets of SG Public Housing