Frequently Asked QUestions

How is the SneakPeek Singapore walking tour different from other pay-as-you-wish (free) walking tours?


1) Get a comprehensive overview of Singapore's history, culture and development, instead of only one theme or culture. 2) Visit the Singapore River, Central Business District, Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar areas all in one tour. 3) Taste local traditional food, snacks and fruits at 4 food stops. 4) Be awed by the view over the city from a non-touristy viewing deck at the end of the tour! 5) Suitable for not only travelers, but long-term residents and Singaporeans as well!




What is the difference between the 5 hour tour and the 3.5 hour tour option?


The full SneakPeek Singapore Walking Tour experience is 5 hours long. However, we understand that this might not suit everyone. We thus introduced the 3.5 hour option (tour ends at 4:30pm). During the 3.5 hours, we give a comprehensive overview of Singapore's history and culture, and make our way through the Singapore River area, the Central Business District, Chinatown, and Maxwell Food Centre. On this tour, you will see some of the oldest and most exquisite buildings in Singapore. There will also be 3 food and snack stops. For the 5 hour full tour, we have everything in the 3.5 hour tour, but also add on an exploration of the Singapore City Gallery, Tanjong Pagar public housing estate and a sunset view from the top of a 50th floor virewing deck. The additional 1.5 hours will see us cover the modern development of Singpaore, and the socio-poltiical sturctures that govern contemporary life in Singapore.




Can I change my tour from the 3.5 hour option to 5 hour full tour or vice versa during the tour?


Yes you may. Although the sign up form requires you to pick one, if you do wish to change your choice during the tour itself, you may do so. Just let your guide know!





THE BASICS

I don't see the date I want.


A tour date will not be listed if: (1) It is not on a Saturday, Monday or Friday; (2) The tour is not being conducted on that Saturday, Monday or Friday; (2) It is more than 1 month away. Tour dates will only be confirmed and released for registration around 1 month in advance.​




Can I sign up for a tour that is already full?


Yes, but you will be placed on the wait list. Should existing participants withdraw from the tour, we will inform you about the freed up slots by 11pm the day before the tour. Alternatively, you can also try your luck and just show up at the meeting point, but we apologize that we would not be able to bring you on the tour should the number of guests exceed the set maximum.​




Why do I need to sign up?


As we like our tour to be intimate, registration allows us to cap the number of guests who show up for each session.




I registered more than 12 hours ago but have yet to receive a confirmation email.


​Send us an email for clarification.




I cannot make it for the full duration of the tour. Can I still join?


If you need to leave the tour before 4:30pm, or can only join the tour after 1pm, do let us know in the sign up form. We will try our best to ensure you get the best SneakPeek Singapore experience!





SIGNING UP

I have registered for the tour but now I can't make it.


Do email us or give us a call (our number will be provided in the confirmation email), so your slots can be given to other guests on the wait list.




Will the tour be conducted if it is raining?


Our tour will be conducted, rain haze or shine. Just head over to the meeting point as per normal, and we'll see how the weather goes from there. Ponchos are also provided free of charge, should there be a need for them. However, should it be raining at the end of the tour, we might not be able to head up to the viewing deck




Can I leave the tour halfway?


Yes, guests are not obliged to stay for the whole tour. If you need to leave for somewhere else during the journey, or if you don't feel comfortable walking for such a distance, feel free to leave at any point in time. Just make sure to inform the guide so we don't frantically go looking around for you!





PRICING

Where do we go on this tour?


[START] Asian Civilisations Musuem -- Singapore River -- Central Business District -- Chinatown --Traditional bakery [food stop] -- Thian Hock Keng Temple -- Peranakan Cafe [food stop] -- Ann Siang St -- "Crazy Rich Asians" filming location -- Club St -- Maxwell Food Centre [food stop] -- Singapore City Gallery -- Tanjong Pagar public housing estate -- Pinnacle@Duxton viewing deck -- Outram Park MRT Station [END] Note: The 3.5 hour tour ends at Maxwell Food Centre after the food session. This tour does not cover: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown's souvenir streets (Pagoda St, Smith St), Little India or Gardens by the Bay. Please do visit them on your other days in Singapore!




How do I get to the meeting point?


Click here to find out how to get the Asian Civilisations Museum's ticketing lobby.




Where does the tour end?


The tour ends at Outram Park MRT station, which is different from the start (meeting) point.




Walking for 5 hours sounds long. Are there breaks along the way?


Yes, we have four rest stops with seating, spaced out along the route, to allow you to rest your legs and recharge for the next leg of the walk. Some commentary stops also have some form of seating (eg. benches, parapet, steps) should you require them.




Is the route stroller or wheelchair-friendly?


Unfortunately, our tour route is not stroller or wheelchair friendly, as the heritage areas of Singapore are stuck with mostly old infrastructure. That said, most steps along the route have a ramp, slope or elevator alternative, although that requires small detours. A possible alternative would be to take a private tour, which can then be customized to best suit the needs and interests of guests.




What is the distance we are walking?


Approximately 4km (2.5miles) over 5 hours with some steps along the way, from the Asian Civilisations Museum (start point), to Outram Park MRT Station (end point). For the 3.5 hour option, approximately 2.6km (1.6miles) over 3.5 hours, to Maxwell Food Centre.





TOUR ROUTE

What kind of food will we be trying?


There will be four food stops along the way - a bakery, a dessert cafe, a hawker centre, and a fruit stall. Some highlights include Peranakan snacks, Chicken Rice, and Singapore's unique fried carrot cake!




What if we have certain dietary requirements?


Do inform us in the registration form or at the start of the walk, so we can better cater to your needs. Most of the food along the way is vegetarian-friendly, with only one dish containing meat (chicken). If you are vegan, or are unable to consume eggs, some of the dishes can be done egg-free. The stalls we patronise are not halal-certified, but there is no pork or lard in any of the food provided.




Is the tour physically demanding?


This is a five hour walking tour, so a minimum level of stamina is required. There is also cumulatively around five storeys worth of steps up and down along the route. That said, there are ramps and lifts to bypass most of the these steps, although they will require a short detour. Besides walking and climbing some steps, there are no other physical requirements for this tour.





TOUR ACTIVITIES

I have registered for the tour but now I can't make it.


Do email us or give us a call (our number will be provided in the confirmation email), so your slots can be given to other guests on the wait list.




Will the tour be conducted if it is raining?


Our tour will be conducted, rain haze or shine. Just head over to the meeting point as per normal, and we'll see how the weather goes from there. Ponchos are also provided free of charge, should there be a need for them. However, should it be raining at the end of the tour, we might not be able to head up to the viewing deck




Can I leave the tour halfway?


Yes, guests are not obliged to stay for the whole tour. If you need to leave for somewhere else during the journey, or if you don't feel comfortable walking for such a distance, feel free to leave at any point in time. Just make sure to inform the guide so we don't frantically go looking around for you!





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