Singapore home experience
Attractions & guided tours

Singapore home experience

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get a glimpse of what it’s like to live as a Singapore local on this exciting tour!
  • Have an intimate meeting with a Singaporean family
  • Hosted to an actual HDB home by locals and sample local snacks prepared by the host family
What to expect

This is all about the evolution of the Singapore home. As the population grew, there was a housing shortage. And the government had to build and relocated people from slums and squatter living conditions to new high rise apartment flats, known to Singaporeans as HDB flats. Learn about Singapore’s first homes - shophouses. What do they look like and what’s the story behind shophouses? Why the exodus from shophouse to apartment flats? When did this happen? Today, HDBs are regarded as enviable top-of-the-line homes.

Visit a typical housing neighbourhood to learn how local Singaporeans go about their daily lives - from supermarkets to hawker centres, from void decks to fitness amenities. The highlight will be the home visit to a host family. This is a rather intimate meeting with a Singaporean family, where you learn about their lives, their daily chores and have a no-holds-barred session where nothing is off-limits.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • What's included
    • Local Singaporean snacks
    • One-way transfer from Chinatown Heritage Centre
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Roundtrip transportation
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-12)
    • Infants (age 0-2): Free of charge
    Where

    48 Pagoda St, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore 059207, Singapore

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide at Chinatown Heritage Centre

    What to remember
    • Please bring your own earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack to connect to the device that the guide will use to explain everything during the tour
    • You'll be provided a one-way transfer to the tour destination from the meeting point at Chinatown Heritage Centre
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the tour start time
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    Provider
    Tribe Pte Ltd
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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