Review Offbeat Singapore, 403A Jln Besar, Singapore

Review Offbeat Singapore 403A Jln Besar

“Took part in Jalan Besar walk and really enjoy the insights shared by Jan. thanks for bring us to a clan house (會館) too” or “Amazing walking tour with Jan! Would highly recommend if you’re visiting Singapore and wanting to learn a lot about Singapore. Loved my experience!” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Offbeat Singapore. Let’s read more of this article on to find out if Offbeat Singapore is quality.

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  • Address: 403A Jln Besar, #02-01, Singapore
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“Jan is an excellent tour guide! I gleaned so many insights about Singapore on this tour. He has a great personality and was fun to be with! I highly recommend his tours!”

“Took part in Jalan Besar walk and really enjoy the insights shared by Jan. thanks for bring us to a clan house (會館) too”

“Best tour I’ve taken in Singapore! Jan is fun, engaging, and so knowledgeable about all things Singapore. I will be taking another tour soon! Highly recommend!!”

“Great tour of Singapore with Jan. He tailored the tour to suit our interests and was knowledgeable. We tried so many different types of food along the way - fantastic. Thanks Jan.”

“Amazing walking tour with Jan! Would highly recommend if you’re visiting Singapore and wanting to learn a lot about Singapore. Loved my experience!”

“Joined Jan on the vanishing trades tour and time flies (because I was so engaged)! Those mini hands-on activities were interesting and so much fun recommend for people of all ages! …”

“thoroughly enjoyed the tour with an engaging guide! jan was extremely accommodating with our dogs too. thank u! will recommend ”

“Very nice tour Tour gide is very friendly, interesting to listen. Have the best experience!!! Recommend!”

It has won many reviews from customers on the website, including 172 feedbacks with an overall score of 5 out of five-star ratings. Out of those, 100% are positive reviews. has provided all the essential information about Offbeat Singapore, including address, operating hours, phone number, and feedback from customers.

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Review Review Offbeat Singapore, 403A Jln Besar, Singapore

There is a total 172 reviews

5 / 5




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    Nik Tan-Mishra

    Jan was an absolute legend and so lovely! Really went the extra mile, and I’d highly recommend his tours

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    Sally Ramsey

    Great tour of Singapore with Jan. He tailored the tour to suit our interests and was knowledgeable. We tried so many different types of food along the way – fantastic. Thanks Jan.

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    Shiying Ho

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Jalan Besar with Jan this evening. Jan was knowledgeable, engaging and insightful. The tour duration was also just right for us. Best part of the tour, we could bring our pets along so we definitely would recommend!

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    City tour while tracing the history of Singapore (^O^)
    They are very friendly and have explanations in Japanese
    It was a very knowledgeable and fun tour that also helped me study English!
    Please join us for the next tour!
    I highly recommend it! !

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    Alex h

    The content was really rich and insightful, thanks Jan for showing the nooks and crannies, and lesser known info on jalan besar

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    cara bean

    – Brilliant tour with Jan. He has given us a great overview of Singapore.
    – A very interesting, informative and interactive tour.
    – He even went an extra mile and
    treated us with humble local food.
    -It was honestly the highlight of our day. Highly recommended!!

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    Marta Singapore

    Jan’s Cooking Pot tour was fabulous. We went back in time in hidden areas of Mount Faber and Telok Blangah to learn about Singapore’s past. Jan was fun, engaging and very professional.

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    Yuki Kamio

    Mr Jan Chow’s after hours @my jalan besar was so excited. five stars and we enjoyed 120% I want to recommend for many people.

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    Nandini Srinivasan

    Very happy with the engaging & delightful time spent exploring a part of Singapore with Jan.He is knowledgeable & gracious. He was considerate towards taking good care of the seniors in the group. Thank you Jan.

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    Serene Wong

    Jan is a great storyteller who draws interesting parallels between the places we visited and local cultures. We had fun sampling some local delicacies (I was even offered a taster portion of laksa today by one of the hawker stalls. Lucky me!), and we also caught glimpses into the daily lives of some residents in Jln Besar. I never knew there were so many hidden gems in the neighbourhood. Thanks for the fun tour, Jan! I’d highly recommend this tour.

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    Wei Teng Chen

    Love the enthusiasm and rich knowledge of Jan Chow! Most of all, love his passion in not wanting to let Singapore be a sadly gentrified society.

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    Nikki Ardalan

    This tour is really great for visitors to Singapore. We learned so much and visited such beautiful places. Jan is an amazing guide – so kind and really considered what we wanted to get out of the tour. Highly recommend!

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    Bas Hwang

    Very pleasant tour with our teenage daughter. Recommended!

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    Miriam Korik

    Amazing tour! Really saw the hidden side of Singapore, highly recommend this tour. You will get to see the non-touristy side of the city and see how the old structures contrast with the ultra modern.

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    hilion wong

    amazing tour trip, detailed information, hype tour guide ~

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    The Singapore Uncut tour was extremely informative and entertaining. It opened my eyes up to a completely new side and perspective of Singapore’s past and present. I will definitely share the information and stories I’ve learnt today on the tour. Thank you to Jan for being such a welcoming guide who truly puts in effort in being well informed about the particular topics the tour touched on.

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    Kustini Lim-Wavde

    We tried Singapore un-cut tour with Jan and really enjoyed it. It was a unique walking tour experience where we could get a glimpse of Singapore in the past: the new world entertainment, the old red light district, heritage shop houses and interesting stories behind them.

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    Saralyn Low

    Great tour and it was interesting learning about places I didn’t know about Singapore.

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    this tour was so good! my friends and i had an awesome time, Jan is so friendly and open minded. down with the kids (we’re in our early 20s haha) easy with pronouns/queer topics in a non intrusive way 🙂 he was interesting to talk to and bounce opinions about politics, history, religion- he knows it all! we did this tour even though we had spent some time in Singapore already, but he took us in stride and included us and gave relevant info when he could. relaxed from the get go, great people person, awesome tour!

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    Florent Bonnefoi

    Great guide! Very original and super interesting theme!

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    Dominyka Baltutytė

    Very nice tour ️ Tour gide is very friendly, interesting to listen. Have the best experience!!! Recommend!

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    Ian Cheng

    Had a great time on the tour with Jan as our guide! Really appreciated Jan’s passion and knowledge of the Jalan Besar area, and learnt so much which as a local we would have so easily taken for granted. Great activity for folks interested in doing something different in SG!

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    Nida Ahmad

    The best tour guide I could ever had.. Jan is so good and kind and caring..he is just like a family. He arranged everything and he is a great photographer as well. He took care of my mom just like his own mom. I wish him best of luck for his future. Guys do go for him if u r looking for singapore tours. He arrange mostly tours for us as well as private transport. He welcomed us so nicely. He also guided me for every small things that he didn’t even arrange. From hotel recommendation to tours and eating place..ask him and he gives u the best suggestions. I would never forgot how he arranged transportation for us for a newyear where it’s a headache to take a car out. Thank u so much for making singapore tour for us the best one..God bless u.

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    Jana Wiedemann

    Great Tour with Jan. He knows a lot and could answer all my tricky questions . …

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    Tuomas Rinne

    Thanks for a nice afternoon. Super interesting tour and wonderful talks. We learnt so much about Singapore. Hope to see you soon one day. …

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    Agnes Lee

    Interesting walk with my dog

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    Low Yi Jun Jean

    Great tour with local flavour and understanding. Understanding culture and religion.

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    Carlos Tafur

    Excellent guide! Takes the time to answer all our questions and is a very nice person!

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    The tour felt like a walk with an insider friend, who enjoys sharing the gems he discovered and all the different stories that occured there

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    Mehul Mangalvedhekar

    Fascinating glimpse into some of Singapore’s vanishing crafts, shops and foods. Makes you really think about the stark contrast between Jalan Besar in the early 1900s, vs today

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    Celine Josephine Foo

    Had an amazing tour with Jan on the Untold Experiences tour! Jan curated a fun and enriching (surprise) tour for us based off our interests and personalities, which we had tons of fun on! Got to experience the hidden gems of Singapore’s lesser explored neighbourhoods and learnt so much about our local neighbourhood histories. 10/10 would recommend to anyone interested in adventuring around Singapore’s heartlands with a passionate, well-prepared, and knowledgeable guide!!

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    VC Joy Santia

    Awesome! Love the knowledge sharing on history of the streets in Singapore …

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    Jennifer Mundorff

    So fun and informative! Thanks again, Jan!!

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    Dana Peterson

    Highly recommended. Guide was very personable. Shared unique insights into Singapore’s history. Took us to fascinating sites.

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    melanie tan

    Jan is knowledgeable, candid and peppered in many stories about the tour area which made it enjoyable. Having lived in the area for a few years I was oblivious to many of the connections between the sociopolitical and economic state of the area that is tied very closely with history. Jan really opened my eyes to the dynamic inside world of jalan besar

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    If you want a local tour that is out of the typical Singapore tourist course, I highly recommend it. Jogging along the Clementi Public House promenade and park is probably the most memorable experience of this trip. Lastly, I would like to thank the host for carefully preparing brunch at home as the restaurant was closed due to the holiday.

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    Romie Hamilton

    Great and unusual tour of parts of Singapore that are off the beaten track. It is thought-provoking, thought-challenging (in a good way) and presented with a great deal of humour. You scratch the underbelly of Singapore – hearing of activities that are not usually exposed to tourists or even to locals. You see the many sides of Singapore within a relatively short distance. It is a city of many facets that are changing rapidly and the tour helps uncover the more hidden aspects. Jan is passionate about his city of Singapore and balances the tour well for the people in the group.

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    Martynas Kasparavičius

    Amazing tour with an amazing guide who was very friendly, caring, informative and funny. Had a great experience, thanks Jan!

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    Armin P.

    We had a guided tour with Jan through three traditional quarters of Singapore. The tour was full with very interesting details of history, religion, mentalities. We make some stops with nice food testings. Get practical Tipps about the city and we are in company of other nice people. It was a honour for me as a tour guide, dear Jan, to take part in that group. Biggest compliment from your German colleague Armin.

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    Joy Uwemedimo

    Fantastic walking tour! It provided a great overview of some popular spots in Singapore including Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. Our tour guide Jan was friendly, enthusiastic and very informative. We also had the opportunity to taste some local foods/snacks. Would highly recommended this tour.

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    Preethi Appu

    Awesome walking tour

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    Daniel Clarin

    very friendly tourist guide and hosts. highly recommended

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    Corrine Chia

    We joined Jan for the After Dark Jalan Besar tour recently. From our past experience, the most important ingredient to a tour experience is actually the tour guide himself/herself and Jan delivered. He connected very well not only with the guests but also connected us with the neighbourhood on a much deeper level. The intimate stories he shares will hit you and you’ll appreciate the corners of Jalan Besar in a different way after. Highly recommended!

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    alicia chua

    Jan was such a great guide who connected well with the storeowners, Providing a slice and insight to Singapore that we are not normally exposed to. The tour was interesting, unique and well planned. 10/10 experience!

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    Kurt Racine

    Fantastic experience!

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    Another fun tour taking us through lesser-known spots in Singapore! Engaging, informative, and funny!

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    Paul Gillen

    Very good tour & tour guide, Jan was very good – very knowledgeable and very funny person! Very friendly as well!

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    Nury Alysya

    Jan is very informative and is very knowledgeable about the areas that he brings us to. He is very engaging which makes this tour fun!

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    Alison Roberts

    Jan was great. I loved learning about Singapore.

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    Jence Helin

    well-curated and interesting tour.

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    Ang Xin lin

    very engaging & well knowledged tour guide, will ans any questions you have! highly recommend )

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    Sarah Haengel

    Jan is an amazing tour guide! We just had the best time on one of his tours. He is friendly, funny and passionate about sharing the history and culture of Singapore. I highly recommend joining him for one of his tours!!

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    Stanley Wan

    Great experience with Jan! Very helpful with recommendations also.

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    Timely & quick to respond to changes. High positivity and energetic.

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    Tracey Ng

    Had a lot of fun and really enjoyed going on this tour with Jan

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    Dr. Justin Bazan

    Jan was amazing! This is the tour we we’re looking for, a real off beat insider look into the city.

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    Yi Ann Chu

    Very fruitful tour done at the Jalan Besar area

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    Ethan Zhao

    Jan was incredible! Learned so much about the three ethnic quarters from his walking tours.

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    Martha Lauer

    Fantastic tours! Jan is amazing tour guide! He is so knowledgeable about Singaporean history and architecture. Neighborhoods come alive!

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    Candice Pretorius

    Awesome tour! Very informative and fun

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    Ahu Cankorel

    I went on a “Pinch of Singapore” tour with our lovely tour guide Jan; I didn’t realize how the two hours went by thanks to his engaging, and interesting way of story telling and sharing fun facts. Also the yummy Singapore’s local delicacies he kept offering us along the tour was another bonus! I highly recommend Jan and his “Offbeat Singapore” tours to everyone who is interested in learning more about Singapore’s hidden gems and having fun while learning!

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    Ruchira Kumar

    Jan is awesome! It’s like being with family when you’re going to see a new place!!! Highly recommended just to hang out with him. Short and super interesting!

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    Rennie Soh

    Fun and informative tour! Really helps you gain a fresh perspective on the lesser seen side of Singapore. Highly recommended!! …

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    John Burns

    High Energy and good for all ages/walking power

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    Jan is bubbly and enthusiastic. He brought lots of fun and laughter as he showcases a different facet of Jalan Besar through this “uncut” tour of the charming neighbourhood. I strongly recommend anyone to join his walking tours for an authentic experience of the neighbourhood!

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    Joy Tong

    I love Jan’s tour. He really makes it fresh, fun and interesting. I am local and I never realised how much I don’t know about Singapore.

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    Vladyslava Korniyenko

    A cheerful and very friendly guide. If you want to see less known sides of Singapore, learn and notice more about vanishing crafts and practices, and feel like your good friend is showing you around, you will be happy with the tours of this company.

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    Pei Qin Thong

    I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Jan’s “offbeat” tour of a lesser seen, lesser known Jalan Besar! It was a fantastic experience learning about the nitty gritty details of the area. Jan is a professional tourguide with a heart for the neighbourhood, its history and its inhabitants. He takes personal pride in his guiding and the wonderful stories he has to share, which are fun and meaningful at the same time. Thank you so much for the enriching afternoon Jan!

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    Carol Ciol

    Jan is clearly passionate about his city and his tour was both fun and informative! Would definitely love to do another walk next time we visit!

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    Yusen Lin

    Very professionally run, and very authentic stories of the community and vanishing trades in Singapore

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    Mun Yi Cheng

    Jan’s Singapore Uncut tour was a fantastic experience for the three of us. Although I’d grown up near Jalan Besar and am familiar with Singapore urban history, the stories relayed by Jan were new to me and very fascinating.

    It’s clear that Jan is really passionate about the area and we really appreciated his dedication and curiosity in personally investigating the lesser known stories of the area. The tour was well-paced, fun, personal and we had a great time in spite of (or perhaps because of) the intermittent rain. I would highly recommend Jan’s tours to anyone looking for something a little off the beaten track.

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    C Aly

    Nice tour into lesser known parts of Jln Besar. Jan was very friendly and keen to share.

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    Alain Gosselin

    Very lively and informative. The food tasting is a nice touch.

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    Freda Maideen

    Jan was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable. Would definitely book another tour with him any time!

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    Jia Hui Huang

    He shares interesting snippets of the places we walked to, so it was an engaging walk

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    Syawani Erina

    really great experience & Jan is a really great tour guide. learned a lot about Singapore that I don’t know myself. 5/5! 🙂

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    Samuel Bud

    Jan is an awesome tour guide. We did the Singapore laid back tour and we’re glad we did. He is knowledgable about the history and current challenges of the state and he’s very easy to talk to. Great personality and humor. We walked through the main neighbourhoods and learned about Singapore. We strongly recommend Jan as a guide.

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    John Collins

    Stimulating and great fun – well done, Jan! perfect intro to singapore!

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    Giovanna Milesi

    Amazing experience to discover Singapore !

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    Gepp Koh

    Signed up for the Vanishing Crafts walking tour around Jalan Besar using the Singapore Rediscover Vouchers.

    Jan was incredibly understanding and accommodating in arranging and recommending tour dates. There was constant communication and updates to keep us in the loop.

    The tour itself was an eye opening experience. We visited about 3-4 spots to understand the historical significance of that speicifc place and how it how it has changed through times. There was an interesting mix of unassuming places which helps highlights the parts of history that is overlooked.

    This tour made me want to take up more tours with Jan to rediscover other neighbourhoods in Singapore!

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    La Vida Nomade

    Jan was magnificent! We spent almost 4 hours going around the 3 most important neighborhoods of Singapore. Very knowledgeable and entertaining, totally recommended.

    Cheers, Fran

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    Kedar Wavde

    I will recommend to join the Singapore Uncut walking tour.. There is so much unknown even if you area back of your hand..

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    Sum Sze Tam

    An absolute must-do in Singapore. If you want to scratch beneath the surface of Singapore’s shiny PR and experience the fascinating and recent history of Singapore’s development and the region’s dizzying pace of change, go on an Offbeat tour. Jan will take care of you at every juncture, answer questions, and customise his storytelling to the audience’s background with a wonderfully curated series of tours. They are genuinely fun, with views and stories you cannot find anywhere else. Jan’s love for and understanding of the country is infectious, without ever turning into sickening propaganda as some other tours can do, because he’s willing to criticise it without abandon – the way only a local could.
    We did a private Uncut Singapore tour for two people and our only regret is that we did not have time to do some of the other Offbeat SG tours. Jan is a lovely, vibrant and very knowledgeable person who makes everyone feel like they were taken along the streets of Singapore by a long-time family friend. Could not recommend more!

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    Susan Bernstein

    LOVED our time with Jan on our tour of Singapore. He is knowledgeable, professional, open, honest, and very funny and fun to be with. He managed to keep all of us engaged from the first moment to the last. We only had a short time in Singapore and we felt informed and far more knowledgeable after our time with Jan. It was the highlight of our time here. Thank you Jan for sharing your beautiful city/state with us. We loved our time together. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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    Anna Gutierrez

    We loved the tour. Jaime was awesome and the tour was great. Very informative and organized. Truly enjoyable. Thank you. …

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    Nikki Ardalan

    This tour is really great for visitors to Singapore. We learned so much and visited such beautiful places. Jan is an amazing guide – so kind and really considered what we wanted to get out of the tour. Highly recommend!

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    host was super wholesome and interesting !! not the typical kind of tours, recommended (:

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    Jen Myong

    Wonderful walking tour to learn about the history, culture and city of Singapore led by Jan, a friendly, thoughtful and informative guide! Ended with yummy snacks at maxwell hawker center!

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    Been really informative and a lot of history stories that are really unexpected. Love the tour!

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    Elisa Goh

    Did the after hours tour and Jalan Besar and learnt so much about the area/ Singapore and my heritage!! I throughly enjoyed myself and the guide, Jan, was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this and can’t wait to try other tours.

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    Yohad BB

    Very nice guide! Lovely tour, recommend it to everyone

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    Vanja Bocevska

    It was great and in depth tour which covered three main neighborhoods from the main ethnic groups in Singapore. Jan is great and really friendly, he shares a lot of useful information. All in all a great half day tour.

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    Kyanta Hidayat

    Went for a daring adventure of Off Beat’s After Dark tour at Jalan Besar. This tour shed light to the unspoken, unsurfaced and under appreciated side of the vicinity that made me see Jalan Besar beyond the area of hipster cafe and hidden vintage/thrift gems. This is a very unusual tour that challenge the concept of familiarity, nationhood, blindspots of society, and in a greater sense, resilience……… that left me feeling an oddly sense of comfortable dissonance. The tour is much like a realism masterpiece, that seems to comforts the disturbed, and disturbs the comfortable.

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    Bryan James

    Great tour! Just the right amount of information and time spent. Highly recommended!

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    sc Chew

    Took part in Jalan Besar walk and really enjoy the insights shared by Jan. thanks for bring us to a clan house (會館) too

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    Amanda Smith

    Great tour today by Jan of the Kampong Gelam neighbourhood,. I have been on several tours by Jan and they are fascinating and most informative. I always learn something new I didn’t know about Singapore. This walking tour has equal parts historical and contemporary. Such a delight! Keep up your great tours Jan.

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    Jill Chong

    Jan is such an awesome guide. I loved every single bit of the Uncut version of Jalan Besar that we were brought to. Highly recommend it to both locals and tourists if you want to go deeper into the darker side of this garden city. Big big thumbs up …

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    Lexi G

    Great tour! Waited for everyone to join, very knowledgeable, highly recommend it!!

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    Chua Zhihong

    Jan was cheery, knowledgable and shared many interesting stories and facts throughout the intimate walking tour. Enjoyable, definitely would recommend!

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    T K

    This was one of the best tours I’ve been on! The choice of locations was great and the pace we moved through each was direct but without feeling rushed. The tour gave us a nice mix of history and modern stories. Jan was a fantastic host whose own thoughts, experiences and recommendations really completed the tour – he was also super kind, funny and respectful of everyone’s cultures, pronouns and experiences. 10/10 would highly recommend!

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    Shiqi Ang

    Awesome tour of Vanishing Craftsman by Jan! Definitely learnt lots about Singapore!

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    Leander Yohanes

    One of the best tour guide in Singapore. Jan is extremely knowledgeable and helped us uncover plenty of hidden gems during our our tour of the Jalan Besar area. Highly recommended and we would come back for his other tours.

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    Josh Philip

    Jan was the best!

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    Soumya Thomas

    Amazing walking tour with Jan! Would highly recommend if you’re visiting Singapore and wanting to learn a lot about Singapore. Loved my experience!

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    Odette Quine

    Jan was amazing!!!
    Had a great understanding of all the areas visited and was able to answer all our questions
    Highly recommend

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    Yehor Korniyenko

    Greatly informative night tour around Jalan Besar

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    Armin P.

    We had a guided tour with Jan through three traditional quarters of Singapore. The tour was full with very interesting details of history, religion, mentalities. We make some stops with nice food testings. Get practical Tipps about the city and we are in company of other nice people. It was a honour for me as a tour guide, dear Jan, to take part in that group. Biggest compliment from your German colleague Armin.

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    Chester Matthias Tan

    Spent a very educational morning with Jan exploring Jalan Besar, thank you for the tour!

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    Benny Gan

    Want to know the rich history of Singapore uncut history? Jan the guide and actor bring to life the place is people. Must join …

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    Jan is really friendly and informative, the tour is super interactive and really helped me understand Singapores history under the surface (:

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    Ng Qi Yun

    Joined Jan on the vanishing trades tour and time flies (because I was so engaged)! Those mini hands-on activities were interesting and so much fun recommend for people of all ages! …

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    The tour was very interesting and informative. With much reflection on the happenings in this interesting neighbourhood.

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    Simon Tolson

    Really interesting insight into how Singapore works, some exercise and a great breakfast. Simple yet genius.

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    Carlo Chong

    Jan was a fantastic guide. It was a unique experience to see the backalleys of the Jalan Besar neighbourhood – something that people don’t think about first hand when they think about Singapore. The walking tour is a must to understand the rich diversity and unseen grunginess that the country and its stories have to tell.

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    Jorge O. Patino

    Mind blowing tour, very recomended to everyone willing to visit the Real Singapore.

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    Jan and Eileen did a great job with this tour – it was well curated and Jan shared very interesting insights and observations. Thanks again!

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    Cheryl Kang

    Great tour, even for the locals! Jan was very informative and brought out to see parts of Singapore which we hardly explore.

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    Titan Zhuang

    Jan was able to surprise me with things that I never knew about Singapore !
    I have rediscovered Singapore, even though I pride myself to know Singapore well.
    Fully recommend anyone to join this tour whether you are a local or tourist.

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    Jamie did a fantastic tour with us. We saw the three different main districts (Chinatown, little India and Kampong Glam). We could try local food and got a lot of information about the city, people, history, food etc. I would highly recommend the tour

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    Daphne Tan

    Jan is friendly and personable

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    Irantzu Garces

    Jami was a great and funny guide. We enjoyed fun explanations and tasty bites

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    Victoria Kom

    Did a tour around Jalan Besar to visit the dying trades in Singapore and it was really eye-opening and educational! Loved that we covered a variety of trades and the touch of personalisation from hearing directly from shop owners. Our guide Jan was also really knowledgeable and easy to connect with. Highly recommend if you’d like to see a different side of Singapore even as a local

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    Jenny Letizia

    Excellent tour with Jan! This is second time joining his “Pinch of Singapore” tour and plan to join future tours too!

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    Dmitry Zlotsky

    Jan is amazing, he showed me the city I never suspected of you absolutely should take a walk with him at

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    Alisha Powell

    Wonderful tour! We learned lots and had a ton of fun too! 3rd tour with Jan.

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    Shirley Hong

    We did a food tour with Jan and I am so glad we did. We had our two young children with us (6 and 3) and Jan was incredibly engaging and patient with them, even when they were moving at a snails pace. He took us through Chinatown and Little India and we were so stuffed by the end of it with delicious food. He is very knowledgeable about Singaporean history and food and each dish included a background and it’s significance to Singapore and its people. Despite the sweltering heat, he never rushed us and always offered a local drink to help cool us down. He catered to our taste preferences and we tried many new dishes and fruits. We HIGHLY recommend Jan for his energetic and fun demeanor and his overall dedication for sharing his knowledge.

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    Nikhil Dutt Sundaraj

    Jan is a friendly, affable and knowledgeable tour guide who adds a lovely personal touch to our experience. We did the Vanishing Craftsmen tour and found it highly informative, engaging and a rare glimpse into older Singapore. We came away from this experience with a lot more that we could possibly have expected. Highly recommend this, will be back for another tour soon!

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    Dr Paing Soe

    Good walks !

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    Andrius Girdžius

    Amazing experience, walked through 3 different quarters, learned about the origins and history, had some food and drink tastings. Recommended!

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    Zhen Ying

    Rich cultural experience in jalan besar.

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    Samantha Ng

    thoroughly enjoyed the tour with an engaging guide! jan was extremely accommodating with our dogs too. thank u! will recommend

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    Mandy G

    Highly recommend this tour to those looking for a unique local tour experience! There’s so much to learn about Jalan Besar, from its shady past to the present gentrification. Thanks to Jan’s engaging storytelling, there wasn’t a dull moment during the 2.5h tour.

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    Raffaella T

    I really enjoyed my tour with Jamie around the different districts.

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    V Orlina

    We were a large team of over 20+ participants with very varied dietary restrictions and limitations. We weren’t able to give Jan and his team time to prepare as we booked the activity less than a week ahead.

    Jan and his team went through hoops to accommodate our requests and still ensure that we had a fun time.

    The guides were very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Singapore, its people, culture, history etc beyond just the food tour.

    Highly recommended if you want to get a feel of Singapore, its food, heritage, and why communal dining and the hawker experience is unique.

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    AB Hou

    Jan is an interesting tour guide. He took me to hyper local places and shared many deep and interesting things with me. It enabled me to see Singapore from a more local point of view instead of just being a tourist. If anyone likes digging more into Singapore’s local life, culture, or even just want to make friends, I highly recommend Jan’s tour!

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    Jessica Khan

    Jan is an excellent tour guide! I gleaned so many insights about Singapore on this tour. He has a great personality and was fun to be with! I highly recommend his tours!

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    Li Wanguo

    My friend and I took the Jalan Besar tour with Offbeat and it’s a very interesting experience to discover so many things we didn’t even notice or know. Highly recommended.

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    Adventure Girls

    This tour was fantastic! I learned many new and interesting things about Singapore. The guide was amazing and very personable. I highly recommend!

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    daniel merk

    Great tour. Was a lot of fun and very interesting. We got an authentic impression of the different districts. Jan is a very nice and entertaining guide.

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    Su Jen Khoo

    Great tour experience and seeing a different side of Singapore!

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    jeanette lim

    Glad to have joined the Vanishing Craftsmen tour. My second tour with Jan, a knowledgeable and engaging guide. It’s interesting to see another side of Singapore that I’ve not known Highly recommended. …

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    Ismael Seyed

    Jan was very friendly and made the walking tour enjoyable. He provided several details on everything he showed which was extremely helpful

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    Rachel Chong

    Really insightful tour showing sides of Singapore that I did not know about prior!

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    Austin Liu

    Interesting look at some gods venerated by local Taoists, and good suggestions for a more interesting look at places in Singapore.

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    Angie W

    Jan was such a great tour guide! He was super knowledgeable and was willing to take the time to answer all our questions. Would definitely recommend his tour for anyone visiting Singapore!

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    Jake Ellis

    Really insightful view into another side of Singapore. Highly recommended.

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    Ted Cowan

    Jan was super knowledgeable and took us off the beaten path in Singapore to see where locals work eat and play!

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    Denise Ng

    Very interesting experience, learnt a lot and saw a different side of Jalan Besar. Jan was very knowledgeable and candid and I particularly enjoyed his personal stories

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    Andrew Wee

    This is so awesome! Jan is one knowledgeble local tour guide! Spend a day with him. Come and have a causal tour

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    Julija Jarutyte

    It was amazing!

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    Shuang Hui Chen

    Jan is friendly and has great knowledge of the Jalan Besar area. The walking tour opened my eyes to hidden spots that I would never have come across on my own. I enjoyed the positive energy and pace of the tour. Would recommend anyone looking to learn something new and interesting about Singapore to go on a tour with Jan.

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    Janette Tartabini

    Jan was very knowledgeable and created such a fun tour of Singapore. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day and learned so much about Singapore!

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    The tour was in good pace, and the tour guide was very knowledgable

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    Zhi Wen Tham

    Amazing experience with Jan Chow. The tour really showed us the lesser know side of Singapore, one that we locals commonly miss. It was really nice that personal experiences and stories were shared, which made for a really interesting and eye opening experience. Will 100% recommend.

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    Kaustuv Mohapatra

    Amazingly interactive, beautifully crafted and surprisingly insightful!

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    Jessica Khan

    Jan is an excellent tour guide! I gleaned so many insights about Singapore on this tour. He has a great personality and was fun to be with! I highly recommend his tours!

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    Pankaj Arora

    Zan our food tour guide was very descriptive not only about the food but also about the stories and culture associated with the food. The best food ever tasted… He cared to explain it so well even before the food arrived on the table that you are actually waiting to get your hands on it at the earliest. Thanks Zan, hope to see you again soon.

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    Gloriana Fu

    Thanks Jan, for the fun and insightful tour! It’s great to get thinking about a different angle of Singapore, that’s not part of our everyday life …

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    Meredith F

    We came across Offbeat tours and Jan Chow by one of the group reading an advertisement found on the Singapore map given to us by the hotel. Because we wanted to fill in a few hours the next day we took a chance and booked a tour. We would normally refer to reviews but there wasn’t any time.
    We did the Singapore Uncut tour – which was fantastic and then booked Food In Our Hood – equally great.
    Before leaving this review comment I spent time reading all the others. Wow! I wasn’t surprised – they all reflect our experience. The guide can definitely make or break a tour and Jan is at the top of my list as being the best guide I have experienced.
    So don’t hesitate and book a tour with Offbeat Singapore – you are in for some fun and a few surprises.

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    Kristen Charpentier

    Best tour I’ve taken in Singapore! Jan is fun, engaging, and so knowledgeable about all things Singapore. I will be taking another tour soon! Highly recommend!!

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    Dinesh Mahendran

    Jan was knowledgeable, friendly, fun and altogether interesting. He knows his stuff. Whether you’re a local or a tourist you will be entertained. He always encourages questions. Unfortunately try as I may I was unable to stump him with my questioning. Much recommended.

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    Chan Joy Seng

    Interesting tour even though I am familiar with this area. Glad to visit the Chow Association to learn more on the clan associations in Singapore.

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    kaye yeo

    Jan was knowledgeable and friendly, and an all round wonderful guide taking us around Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam.

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    Lindsay Sanders

    We had the BEST DAY with our guide, Jan. He introduced us to foods we never would have tried without his help. He is knowledgeable, smart, funny, and so hospitable. We not forget this wonderful day in Singapore!

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    Cynthia Chung

    Jan is such a wonderful guide, professional, funny, filled with so much information, anecdotes, vignettes and nuggets of our past and how it informs both our present and our future. We really enjoyed our tour, especially when we simulated the illicit gambling den scene (sek bo) and trapised down Petain Road to check out the interesting “nightlife” – Number 22 is v popular hahaha – and the famous eateries and kopi joints that dot the Jln Besar urban landscape. This is our very first Jan’s tour, but it will defo not be the last.

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    Jordan Smith

    My mother, father, grandmother and girlfriend went on Singapore Uncut tour which was one of the interesting tours I have done to date. On top of seeing some of the interesting parts of Singapore was Jan our guide who brought amazing energy and passion to the tour with his entertaining delivery and deep knowledge of the local areas. Would recommend anyone coming to Singapore.

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    Zulmi Virmansyah

    Very informative and fun trip around Chinatown!

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    Jolene Chng

    Amazing experience by a energetic and fun-loving tour guide, Jan. Had a wonderful time exploring the little seen sides of Singapore!

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    Gwenda M

    Jan is very knowledgeable & shared a lot of interesting stories about Singapore!

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    Naoko Ueno

    What an eye opener, all that stuff going on behind the façade, it’s was informative, fun and stimulating. Jan was entertaining with great energy and a great vibe.

    Would recommend this tour without any hesitation.

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    Sean Morgan

    What a great tour of Singapore history! I learned so much about this amazing city in a short time! The tour was very interesting, informative, entertaining and interactive! Jan is a fantastic guide! Highly recommended for any of their tours!

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    Informative and enlightening

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