• Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover Singapore’s Kampong Glam district on a walking tour with an informative guide, who provides a more in-depth experience of this neighborhood than you might otherwise have on your own. Visit an ancient burial ground, learn about traditional Indonesian medicine and Malay folk customs, and check out Sultan Mosque, aka Masjid Sultan, one of Singapore’s most prominent places of worship for the Muslim community.


  • Get the inside scoop on the British East India Company's attempts to control the Spice Trade Route
  • Gain valuable insights to Islam at the historic Sultan Mosque and find out who-buys-what at the Traditional Muslim Supplies Shop
  • Explore some of the oldest (and narrowest!) streets in Singapore
  • Catch a glimpse of dying trades, some of the last remaining in the urban city
  • Take in the grandeur of the former Malay Palace (Old Istana Kampong Glam) before finding the Royal Graveyard in a most extraordinary state

What You Can Expect

Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking Tour

Kampong Glam and Sultan Mosque Morning Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Kampong Glam for your walking tour of this historical Singapore neighborhood. While you walk, listen to your guide’s fascinating expert commentary about the sultans who ruled Singapore before the country became a British colony.  

Wander down narrow side streets, learning about the neighborhood’s history as home to the local aristocracy before the British East India Company set up its Singapore trading post in an attempt to control the spice trade. Discover remnants of the indigenous culture here, including Indonesian medicine, Malay folk traditions, Arabic goods and Islamic legends. Visit an ancient burial ground that’s home to the Tombs of the Malayan Princes, and see the old royal palace, known as the Istana Kampong Glam, which is now the Malay Heritage Centre.

The highlight of your tour is a visit to Sultan Mosque, one of Singapore’s most prominent religious sites, recognized by its gold onion domes. Admire its architecture and learn a bit about its history, which dates back to 1824; the structure was rebuilt around 1930.

When your tour ends, you are free to continue exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It was an interesting tour not only from a historical point of view, but also as one that gives the possibility of getting to know the modern life of the amazing city where people from different religions live side by side. And from the first glance live in real cooperation so rare in the modern world. Special thanks to the tour guide Mrs. Hemlata that not only told about the history of the district and the entire city, but also shared the perception of the local residents of that.

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very knowledgeable guide with personal experience in the neighborhood. Fun, too.

Eike K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Quick and informative overview of Malay culture and heritage in Singapore.

Helen C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent guide and easy walking pace. Gained Insight into history of architecture, Islam and royalty of old. Taken to a couple of good value retailers in Arabic area, including a perfume-maker. Guide saw us back to train station where tour started and gave assistance to those who were unsure of how to use rail system, or what sights were nearby to explore by self.

Sarah N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lye Nak our tour guide was excellent! She spoke perfect English, was upbeat, knowledgable, prepared and welcoming. I have been to Singapore on a few occasions and wanted to concentrate more time in the Kampong Glam district. This tour was perfect for what I was looking for. Lye Nak was excellent in sharing the history of Singapore, the Kampong Glam district, the Sultan Mosque and the cultural tolerance that is apparent throughout this area during our morning walk

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and I believe showed us things we would have never explored on our own. Very nicely done. I would definitely recommend this company again.

donna m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A wonderful glimpse into another culture and time. Excellent guide and the tour was well paced.

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very good, tour guide excellent the time in mosque very interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had an excellent personable guide and the tour was of great interest.

Heather F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

excellent, wonderful tour guide very informative and interesting would definitely recommend to others, thankyou so much!

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