Singapore has long been a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world. Rows of skyscrapers and various well-known retail brands are the two main things that become a magnet for foreign travelers. For hotel and accommodation matters, Singapore is the champion. There are many rows of the best hotels that you can choose from, such as Grand Park City Hall and Four Points by Sheraton Singapore.
In addition, a number of tour operators also provide various anti-mainstream tours to provide a different experience for tourists. Challenged to join an anti-mainstream tour in Singapore? Here’s an anti-mainstream traveling recommendation that you can try!
1. Creepy Tales of Singapore
Who would have thought, Singapore has a number of locations that are rich in urban legends? Through a tour called Creepy Tales of Singapore, travelers can get a horror tour in a number of spooky locations while accompanied by mystery stories from the guide.
In the tour package, participants will visit locations related to the tragedy of World War II. They will also visit one of the largest cemeteries with 100,000 tombs. To be able to join the tour, participants are required to have excellent physical condition. The reason is, this tour is held at night and one of the locations is on a hill. The tour, which lasts about four hours, is priced starting at 150 Singapore dollars.
2. Singapore’s Disappearing Trade Tour
Curious about Singapore life in the 1960-1980s era? Well, Singapore’s Disappearing Trade Tour could be the answer. This tour, which involves a minimum of four participants, has a duration of four hours. The tour package, which won the Best Tour Experience category at the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards, is suitable for tourists who are interested in learning history and hearing the story directly from elderly residents.
Some of the places visited on the tour are coffee shops and traditional coffee roasting factories, paper house makers that are synonymous with the Chinese Peranakan prayer process, and traditional bakery factories. To join the tour, which is only available on Tuesdays and Fridays, tourists have to spend 98 Singapore dollars.
3. Chinatown Murders-Outdoor Escape Room Game Tour
This tour was named the Outstanding Tour Experience at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2021 which is suitable for puzzle lovers or escape room fans. For information, the escape room is a mystery-solving activity that involves several participants.
In order to get out of the room, they must solve the puzzle within a certain time. In contrast, to escape rooms in general, in the Chinatown Murders-Outdoor Escape Room Game Tour, participants will be invited to the Chinatown area to solve fictional cases, called serial murders.
A team of two to five people will be accompanied by a guide who is tasked with giving instructions on the case. According to the official website, the tour is only available on weekends with a duration of about two hours. This tour is priced from 50 Singapore dollars
4. Farm to Table
Food tour provider in Singapore, Wok ‘n’ Stroll, presents a tour titled Farm to Table or from the garden to the dining table. The five-hour tour consists of a series of activities, ranging from visiting the Bollywood Veggies plantation which contains herbs, seeing pink mushrooms, learning to grow wheatgrass, visiting the plantation in Dempsey, to eating the plantation’s produce. The tour is priced starting at 300 Singapore dollars. To join this tour, tourists must make a reservation 48 hours in advance.
5. Singapore Sidecars
Singapore Sidecars is the first Vespa sidecar tour provider in the world. To note, the Vespa sidecar is a modified type of Vespa so that it has a special passenger compartment on the side of the rider.
For about three hours, participants will tour a number of areas, such as the Kampong Glam shopping district, as well as the Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru Peranakan districts. The cost of a tour that is suitable for Vespa lovers is priced starting from 160 Singapore dollars, depending on the type of package ordered by tourists.
Those are 5 anti-mainstream traveling ideas in Singapore. Interested in visiting Singapore? You can book hotels and airline tickets easily on Traveloka. Happy anti-mainstream holiday!