Explore the Singapore streets in style this holiday season with these interesting tours.

Exploring an unfamiliar city can be a very unforgettable experience. And with the holidays in full swing, it becomes even more magical as cities all over the world are transformed into enchanting sights straight from our Christmas dreams.     

As wonderful an experience as traveling can be, it can also be very overwhelming. Along with the excitement of exploring possibilities and passions in new places comes the chaos of planning itineraries and transits especially with the holiday rush. Luckily, Singapore is rich with interesting tours that will make all the stress of the planning worth it as it takes visitors through the city in the most unconventional and fun ways.

Unconventional Rides

Rove the streets in style with the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour, Sideways SG. This tour gives tourists an up-close experience of the sights and sounds of Singapore as they sit in elegantly-designed sidecars that are passionately restored by hand in keeping with the look of the classic Italian scooter. Avail of different tour packages to see Singapore forwards, backward, sideways and through a whole different perspective as trusty tour guides share the country’s fun facts and history. These classy sidecars against a Christmas-lit city will make for a picture-perfect moment to add to your Instagram feed.

Travel through the city and back in time with Trishaw Uncle. Before buses, trains, and cars, trishaws—bicycles with sidecars attached to them—were the main mode of transportation in the country. And with the local tradition of calling elders “auntie” and “uncles”, the term Trishaw Uncle was coined to pay homage to the tireless trishaw riders. Take a Trishaw Uncle tour to hear nostalgic stories as well as holiday traditions from the Trishaw Uncle riders as you navigate through busy streets and colorful cultural zones. Venture through Singapore Chinatown – the only Chinatown in the world where Hindu temples and mosques sit next to Chinese temples, explore Kampong Glam’s rich history and trendy shops or discover the bustling markets of Little India.

Bold travelers who are up for more challenges are sure to enjoy Segway tours. Take on a thrilling fun-filled expedition and maneuver around Sentosa and Marina Bay’s most spectacular yuletide attractions. Once there, you’ll find plenty of sights and activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Just around the Marina Bay area is Gardens by the Bay, where visitors can find the dazzling Christmas Wonderland. On the other hand, tourists at Sentosa can also check out A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore.

Experience a two-in-one adventure with DUCK tours’ cool amphibian vehicles. Travel both land and water with remodeled military crafts by spending the day exploring the beautiful Lion City by land, then dipping into the waters of the Marina Bay just in time to catch the Marina Bay Countdown. End the year with a bang, and witness a brilliant fireworks display from the comfort of the DUCK tours’ cute boats.

Upgrading the classics 

The Makan bus may seem like a normal hop-on and hop-off tour bus but this ride is sure to take foodies on an amazing gastronomic journey. “Makan” is the Malay word for ‘eat’ so it’s no surprise that this tour will take you straight into the heart of Singaporean cuisine. Indulge and feast this festive season at the Makan bus’ different food stops that are sure to ignite your passion for food.

Another interesting and fun spin on the usual bus tour is the HiPPO Christmas Light-up Tour. Feel the wonder of the season as you witness a panoramic view of Orchard Road’s Christmas paradise on the open top-deck of the HiPPO buses. Visitors can stop over and enjoy Christmas on A Great Street, the annual much-anticipated event with stunning light displays and exciting activities along the world famous shopping belt.

This holiday season may be the perfect time to satisfy your wanderlust! So whether it’s hopping on a bus for the ultimate food trip or taking a ride on a trishaw and checking out the local markets, there’s something for every kind of traveler and for every kind of passion. Find the perfect tour for you and see Singapore as you have never seen it before!

For more information, visit www.stb.gov.sg or www.visitsingapore.com 
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