Heritage tours going the extra mile to reinvent themselves

Sin Ee Lye Heng Teochew Opera's Ms Tina Quek (far right), 50, and daughter Christine Ang, 21, performing for participants of a heritage tour organised by Xperience Singapore recently. Such tours are evolving from just taking people to visit places to
Sin Ee Lye Heng Teochew Opera's Ms Tina Quek (far right), 50, and daughter Christine Ang, 21, performing for participants of a heritage tour organised by Xperience Singapore recently. Such tours are evolving from just taking people to visit places to offering them behind-the-scenes experiences.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Heritage tours have long been a part of the tourism mix but they are captivating an entire new audience with a more hands-on, behind-the-scenes approach.

Take the two-hour tour that looks at a third-generation professional Chinese opera troupe that has been performing since last November.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Heritage tours going the extra mile to reinvent themselves'. Print Edition | Subscribe