A taste of taiji and incense-making

A visit to the sand depository on Pulau Punggol Timor. Long Tien takes visitors to My Genie Gourmet factory in Hougang, which produces local snacks such as mini soon kueh and curry puffs. The offbeat tours by Tribe include visiting a coffee-roasting
A visit to the sand depository on Pulau Punggol Timor. PHOTO: LONG TIEN
A visit to the sand depository on Pulau Punggol Timor. Long Tien takes visitors to My Genie Gourmet factory in Hougang, which produces local snacks such as mini soon kueh and curry puffs. The offbeat tours by Tribe include visiting a coffee-roasting
Long Tien takes visitors to My Genie Gourmet factory in Hougang, which produces local snacks such as mini soon kueh and curry puffs. ST PHOTO: GURVEEN KAUR
A visit to the sand depository on Pulau Punggol Timor. Long Tien takes visitors to My Genie Gourmet factory in Hougang, which produces local snacks such as mini soon kueh and curry puffs. The offbeat tours by Tribe include visiting a coffee-roasting
Visitors get to do taiji at daybreak at Marina Barrage with Tribe.PHOTO: TRIBE TOURS
A visit to the sand depository on Pulau Punggol Timor. Long Tien takes visitors to My Genie Gourmet factory in Hougang, which produces local snacks such as mini soon kueh and curry puffs. The offbeat tours by Tribe include visiting a coffee-roasting
Co-founder of Singapore discovery app JalanJalan, Mr Steve Tan (in black), talks about the history of this pre-war building in Waterloo Street, now occupied by the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations. PHOTO: JALANJALAN

1 LONG TIEN

What: Highlights are its factory, warehouse and educational tours to places such as a bioscience laboratory at Nanyang Technological University, sand depository in Pulau Punggol Timor and food factories that make otah, soon kueh and curry puffs.

Info: Go to www.singaporelocaltour.com


2 TRIBE

What: There are nine tours and each is distinctly unconventional. They include visits to a wet market, traditional bakery and a coffee-roasting factory, as well as a hands-on popiah rolling or teh tarik-making sessions.

Info: Go to www.tribe-tours.com


3 VOYAGIN

What: The online platform curates offbeat tours islandwide including cafe-hopping with a local foodie, learning how to make incense and completing fun challenges at organic farm Bollywood Veggies.

Info: Go to www.govoyagin.com/things_to_do/singapore


4 JALANJALAN

What: The mobile app brings to life forgotten or lesser-known places in Singapore such as the history of the Spooner Road flats and the former Jubilee Theatre. It is free for download and, with GPS switched on, will indicate such landmarks if the user is nearby and share information about it.

Info: Go to www.facebook.com/Jalanjalansg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'A taste of taiji and incense-making'. Print Edition | Subscribe