This was a good way to see most of Singapore. It started with a meal in a local bar, very basic but enjoyable. Then the tour began on a bus and we visited China town which was a good introduction if you should decide to revisit for dinner. We went tothe Gardens by the bay. This was amazing with the tall manmade solar power trees. The tour finished on a bum boat which took us across the bay and we saw the daily laser show from the boat - brilliant. Took us on to Clarke Quay where we decided to get off as were staying nearby.
The tour was good value - as far as what we paid - but we would prefer to pay a bit more and get a better service. There were only four of us doing the complete tour so maybe that was why it seemed a bit amateur. We checked in and were rushed off to O'Learys pub for our dinner. We had 20 minutes for this to be ordered, served and eaten although we arrived in good time. Very noisy - choice of food limited to chicken or fish and chips was ok. Probably what we paid for as the rest of the tour was getting us around in the hop-on-hop-off bus. The commentary was very hard to understand - not the guide's fault - just poor sound equipment in the bus. The Gardens By the Bay was fascinating ( I have done a separate review). Bugis st was a huge rush. The ride on the bum boat was a bit too long as we went up and down and back again picking up people before we got going. We were taken back to Clarke Quay - not the Raffles or Singapore Flyer as advertised but that suited us as we were staying at Clarke Quay. The itinerary is a bit rushed - but if you don't have much time and on a budget it is excellent value - we would have preferred something more leisurely.
This was disappointing as the description on Viator turned out to be last years tour - that's what I was told anyway. Expecting the tour to finish at the Raffles hotel (just across the road from where we were staying) we were not happy to find out that it finished at Clark Quay and we were expected to make our own way back to our hotel. Seeing the city lit up at night was memorable but we didn't end up getting the tour that we expected.
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