Balestier Tour

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Date(s) - 16 May 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Value Hotel


Dear Members and Friends,

Come join this tour with our guide Charlotte Chu to discover this charming Balestier.


About the Tour:
Balestier is well known to the locals for its culinary attractions and the “go to” place for light fittings and home decorations. Though gaudy condos and new hotels loom large, Balestier has resisted gentrification and maintain its rather organic nature and growth. Come on this walk to learn about its rich history, with links to the USA and Myanmar¬†and personalities like Chinese revolutionist leader, Dr Sun Yat Sen. Gawk at the beautiful shophouses and discover interesting trades, like traditional bakeries and coffee grinder and the various landmarks. Many temples are also found here, in what was once a “sleazy” part of Singapore.

Thursday, 16th May at 9:00 am

218 Balestier Road, in front of Value Hotel, next to HDB Block 104. They are 3 Value Hotels along Balestier Road, so please make sure you get to the “right” one. Also, we end the tour at a different point, so best to take public transport.

Members                         $ 45
Non-Members                $ 65

Please note: As this tour involves a lot of walking and also taking bus at some point, please make sure you put on comfortable walking shoes and please bring along your EZ Link card.

Please sign up early; bookings will close on Sunday, 12th May 2019. 

A minimum number of participants is required; if it is not met registration will be refunded. Please be advised that we have to charge the full amount in case cancellation will be done after deadline or no show.

We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards,