Welcome to Singapore
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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.
Catalina has lived half her life in Singapore and half overseas, although has her heart in Singapore. She gained a Masters in Economics and is fluent in English, French, Cantonese and speaks good mandarin. She is a competent docent both indoor (she guides in 4 different museums including the new National Gallery of Singapore Asian Civilisation Museum and Natural History Museum) and outdoor (Pulau Ubin is a special place for her). She is the consummate host that will go the extra length, trawling far and wide for interesting anecdotes. Her deep research in the fields of heritage, culture and food enables a versatile approach. A keen cook herself, she enjoys living in the foodie haven that is Singapore and showing clients anything from street food to the Michelin-starred restaurants.