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Personalized Tour of Singapore
“We have used Context tours for years and they are always of high quality, non-touristic, informative and efficient. Yes, they cost more than tourist tours but the value is in the small groups and correct historical and local knowledge. We try to book these tours at the beginning of our stay to get familiarised with the area.”
Looking For A Custom Singapore Experience?
- How many hours would you like the walk to be?
- What are your main goals for the walk?
- Which sites and museums would you like to prioritize? Do you want to just pass by or explore inside as well?
- Give us one or two words to describe your group.
- Take a tour of the Gardens by the Bay in the company of a local nature expert.
- Interested in the melange of traditional and contemporary architecture? We can organise urban and architectural walks with experts.
- Keen on learning more about Singapore’s social and economic history through housing developments? In the company of a local expert, explore the history of the HDB housing and learn more about Lim Kim San's policies.
- Singapore has an important WW2 history. We can organise half or full day tours of major locations relevant to Singapore’s military history, with an expert guide. From Kranji memorial to the former Ford Factory to the site of former POW camps, there’s plenty to discuss.
- Keen to discover an island with a rustic charm off Singapore? We can take the ferry to nearby Pulau Ubin to learn more about the neighboring ecosystems, spot kingfishers, visit coconut plantations and admire temples housing local deities.
- Take a tour of the National Gallery of Singapore in the company of a local expert. The gallery oversees the world’s largest public collection of Southeast Asian and Singapore art - a spread of over 8,000 artworks.
- We are also able to cover history of the following communities: Jewish, Armenian, Irish, Scottish, French, Swiss, Eurasian, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan, Japanese. Please feel free to email with further questions.
Growing up in Czechoslovakia, Pavla set out to discover the world as soon as the Berlin wall collapsed, and at 22 she came to Singapore to study Mandarin. Her years living, studying and working in different countries plus her 2 “Third culture” children born to her and her Swiss / French husband, have given her a broad understanding and appreciation for diversity. After learning the art of tour guiding as a volunteer guide in the National Museum of Singapore and Malay Heritage Centre, Pavla chose to be a professional tour guide to share her passion for her Little Red Dot island of a home. With an interest in history, culture, architecture and languages, she loves connecting the cultural dots. Pavla’s caring and positive attitude ensures she easily relates to people with different backgrounds and walks of life.
Born and bred in Singapore, Alice is a true Singaporean who loves food. A certified tour guide and tour leader with Singapore Tourism Board, she takes great joy and pride in introducing others to her home country and the wonderful food that is on offer in the array of Hawker Centres and food markets. She has extensive experience leading tours in Singapore and beyond, in both Malaysia and Thailand. In her spare time, she loves to replicate recipes of food that she might not have tasted before in Singapore or on her overseas travels. Who not guiding, she volunteers at Gardens by the Bay and works for a social enterprise focusing on special needs.
Shanti is a Singaporean born and bred but her studies have taken her to the Paris Sorbonne and the Pushkin Institute of Moscow. In the 80s, Shanti was involved in the opening of Singapore’s private Peranakan Place Museum which showcased this unique, local culture. In the 90s, she worked alongside Singapore’s first Chief Minister, David Marshall in Paris. Apart from being licensed to guide in English, French and Russian, Shanti also speaks fluent Malay and Bengali. After having trained at the Urban Redevelopment Centre, the national urban planning authority of Singapore, she is now a docent at the Singapore City Gallery. Although Shanti is adept at many Singapore tours, she particularly enjoys lifestyle tours - from understanding urban greening policies to visiting hipster cafes in sub-urban neighborhoods; from strolling through a Singapore street festival to checking out hidden bars that use ingredients from their backyard.
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