Street Murals & Heritage – Chinatown and Telok Ayer


Go hunting for IG-worthy unique and colourful street art depicting Singapore’s past and present in Chinatown and Telok Ayer that are mostly hidden amidst the charming conserved shophouses in bustling Chinatown. Look out for heritage icons like the “Mamak (provisions) Stall”, “Samsui Women” (female migrant workers from China in their iconic red headscarves), and a typical humble Chinatown “Home” of yesteryear, to name but a few. A stone’s throw away from these impressive murals is the beautiful and imposing Buddha Tooth Relic Temple whose architecture was influenced by China’s Tang Dynasty. (Will not be going into the temple). The tour also covers the quaint enclave of Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green, once the heart of Singapore’s commercial centre. Learn about the trade and ways of life of Singapore’s early immigrants in the 1800s as you wander through the colourful traditional shophouses that are typical of the area. In the area and its vicinity are several historical landmarks among which is the famous Thian Hock Keng Temple, a national monument. There are also some nice murals including an extensive mural depicting the history of Singapore. And whilst at Ann Siang Hill Park, look out for different tree species and, in particular, the tamarind, cinnamon, nutmeg and breadfruit trees.

This tour starts at Telok Ayer and ends at Chinatown.

Tour Timing:
4pm – 6pm

Tour Meeting Point:
Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street

Minimum 2 persons

S$40 per person – Group tour
S$160 per group – Private tour (maximum 5 persons per group)

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Covid-19 Safe Management Measures

  • A pre-tour briefing will be conducted and we will encourage tour participants to use the TraceTogether app/device.
  • Temperature-taking of all tour participants will be done before commencement of tour and any tour participants who appear feverish/unwell will not be allowed to join the tour.
  • The group will be separated into sub-groups of not more than 5 persons per sub-group.
  • Sub-groups will maintain a safe distance of at least 1m from each other, and no intermingling will be allowed.
  • Tour participants, guides and drivers will be required to wear protective face mask at all times during the tour.
  • To avoid speaking loudly and thereby reducing speech-generated droplets, the tour guide will use an audio tour guide system during the tour.
  • For tours with conveyance, tour participants are required to keep to the same seats throughout the tour and/or whilst commuting between destinations.
Street Murals & Heritage – Chinatown and Telok Ayer