Peranakan Heritage Tour
Ancestors and Religious Offerings
From Cane Furniture to Sweet Treats
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.
Yun-Shan is a true blue Singaporean with great passion for the history and heritage of her home country. She has worked in the community sector for the past decade, a profession which has given her the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. Her job has brought her all around the island and greatly enriched her appreciation of the different layers of Singapore society. When she is not at work, Yun-Shan is busy with her other passion of guiding where she enjoys sharing the stories of people and places associated with Singapore’s past, present and future. Other than being a licensed tourist guide, she is also a volunteer docent and guide with various heritage institutions in Singapore.
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