Sultans of Spice (A Kampong Glam Walk): Join In

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

2.5 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Sultan Mosque
  • Traditional Malay Craft
  • Bussorah Street
  • Traditional Muslim Supplies Shop
  • Old Istana Kampong Glam
  • Royal Graveyard

tour details

A Kampong Glam Walk, Discover this Arab Street district and learn about the Sultans who ruled Singapore before the country became a British colony. Learn about the neighbourhood’s history, discover remnants of the indigenous culture, visit an ancient burial ground and the Sultan Mosque.

tour description

How was Singapore sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars? Find out about the man who did it, and the man who forced him to. No one remembers the sultans that used to rule, except us. The old Royal Palace, the Sultan Mosque, the Tombs of the Malayan Princes: they all carry an air of royalty snatched away too quickly. Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam in the legends of the mysterious keris (dagger), exotic perfumes and the story of the faith that is so often misunderstood. Don't miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore's indigenous culture still thrives! *If you like to enter the mosque, please wear a sleeved blouse/shirt and long skirt or pants> A limited number of robes are also available at the mosque. (Meeting Place, BY MRT Bugis MRT Station, outside Exit B. BY CAB: There are two MRT exits along Victoria Street. Alight at the MRT exit on the side where Raffles Hospital is).


  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • Personal expenditure
Tour code: EXSHSTSA

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