More unique Singapore tours after rule change

Part-time guide Peter Hong at The Tintin Shop, one of the stops on his niche tour of Singapore's toy scene.
Part-time guide Peter Hong at The Tintin Shop, one of the stops on his niche tour of Singapore's toy scene.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Private guide Toh Thiam Wei can now take out advertisements and publish his itinerary, which is reassuring for tourists.
Private guide Toh Thiam Wei can now take out advertisements and publish his itinerary, which is reassuring for tourists.

Individual guides with no travel agency licence now free to market their tours

A change in tour guiding rules is giving visitors more chances to embrace a wider range of attractions, such as experiencing life as a World War II soldier or roaming around our architectural gems.

Many quirky tours like these used to be found through word of mouth, social media or forums.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2018, with the headline 'More niche tours after rule change'. Print Edition | Subscribe