Let's take a step back in time as we meet the masters of Singapore in this award-winning tour experience.
Discover what Singapore was like from 1950s to 1980s, before the glitz and glamour of modern buildings. Get a taste of bread made the traditional way at the oldest remaining traditional bakeries left in Singapore. Witness how the masters of paper house making craft elaborate offerings that the Chinese burn for their ancestors. Then visit a coffee roasting factory and taste the local kopi o'. Get to know Singapore through our disappearing trades, which was awarded The Best Tour Experience of the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards.
Start of the Disappearing Trades tour
Discover a different Singapore with us on the nostalgic tour, through the local craftsmen that fight to preserve our disappearing trades. This tour is ideal for those who love learning about a destination and its heritage by interacting with interesting locals.
Start with a trip to a traditional bakery where the baker will share the story of his trade and how the tradition is ebbing away with time. Try the old-fashioned bread and decide for yourself how it is different from modern bread.
Witness paper effigy masters at work while uncovering the traditions surrounding this intricate craft. Learn how the Chinese community to pay respects to their ancestors in the afterlife.
Finally, pay a visit to a popular coffee roasting factory, where you can learn about the story of our local coffee, how it is roasted, as well as sample of beloved kopi 'O' or black coffee.
End of tour
Meet in front of Newton Food Centre near taxi drop off point. Hotel pick up & drop off available.