Kampong Glam: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Wander through the historic heart of Malay culture in Singapore on this self-guided audio tour. Experience the magic of GPS-playback on this immersive stroll through Singapore.

Highlights

  • Uncover the historic influence of Malay culture on Singapore
  • Hear from producer, Imran Ahmed, a local guide
  • Do it all in 30 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control
  • Get unlimited use of the tour before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home

Description

Did you know that Malay is Singapore's National Language? Not English or Mandarin! Want to know why? Take a walk around Kampong Glam for some clues. This walk traces the historical influence of Malays in Chinese-dominated Singapore. Despite the proliferation of 'unIslamic' bars and restaurants serving alcohol, Malay influence is abundant in central Singapore's Kampong Glam district. It's home to the Malay ruler's historical palace and was once the centre of the region's Haj trade – a trade serviced by a port located within walking distance from the Sultan's palace, on nearby Beach Road. Modern Singapore is immersed in Malay food, culture, traditions and language – the local 'Singlish' tongue could not exist without Malay – and the city's Malay history is an essential part of truly experiencing Singapore!

Includes

Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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