Top 5 Experiential Walking Trails For Exploring Singapore Like A Pro

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Love guided tours but don’t like to rush to see everything on the itinerary? Locomole’s interactive self-guided walking trails offer you the best of both worlds.

Curated by local experts, the walking trails let you explore Singapore’s hidden gems and popular spots at your own pace like a pro using the Locomole mobile app. Discover fascinating stories behind the attractions, find out local eats in the neighbourhood and get useful tips on fun things to do around the area.

Navigate easily along the trails with augmented reality (AR) technology which also lets you take unique photos with special effects.

The trails also come with FREE $200 worth of discount coupons for food, souvenirs and beauty treatments so you can enjoy great deals at Jiak Tze Char, Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, Old World Bakuteh, Satay by the Bay, Tong Heng, Me.Image Club, NKJ Nails Palace, Fort Sanctuary and more.

Revisit your old hangouts or find new favourites on Locomole’s Top 5 trails (listed in alphabetical order).

Botanic Gardens – The Green Oasis

$9.98

Even though you may have been to the 161-year-old Gardens, Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s time to see it from a new perspective.

Photo: Lim Wei Xiang

Discover the Gardens’ hidden gems and get directions to the different hotspots with the in-built AR map. You can also unearth the Garden’s buried history and time travel back to the past with the in-app story feature. Discover fun-filled activities like enjoying a picnic in the garden or smelling the flowers at the National Orchid Garden. Then, take part in a challenge and stand a chance to win attractive prizes.

Chinatown – A Melting Pot Of Culture

$4.48

See a different side of this bustling enclave and find yourself in an eclectic melting pot of cultures, where Hindus, Muslims and Chinese have all left an indelible mark on the landscape and foodscape of Chinatown.

Letter Writer Mural
Photo: Singapore Tourism Board

At the Letter Writer Mural, be sure to turn up the sound and tap AR Scan, then point the camera at the mural and see it come alive!

Fort Canning Heritage Trail

$6.98

Even if you’re not a history buff, you can learn about Singapore’s past in the most exciting way with the in-app AR feature and games on this heritage trail atop Fort Canning Hill. Discover the Hill’s history as a palatial resort, communications hub, military fortress and more.

Photo: Singapore Tourism Board

There are fun quizzes to take with your friends or family members at the Mural Wall as well as a photo challenge at the Raffles Terrace to see who emerges as the winner!

Telok Ayer – Past & Present

$4.48

Photo: Locomole

Did you know that Chinatown was not the place where Singapore’s first Chinese immigrants settled? That’s because before Chinatown, there was Telok Ayer! Telok Ayer was the original area allocated to the Chinese community in Sir Stamford Raffles’ 1822 Plan for the Town of Singapore. It was around this very street that the Chinese settlement grew and flourished.

On this food and history trail, you can retrace the footsteps of Singapore’s early migrants on your own time, own target. You’ll also get to uncover the area’s hidden gems and tuck into the delicious must-eats in the neighbourhood.

Yip Yew Chong Street Art Trail

$6.98

Photo: Locomole

A must for those who love murals, this trail will uncover the fascinating stories and inspiration behind the heritage artworks hand-painted by famous local street artist Yip Yew Chong. The murals are located mainly in Chinatown, where Yip grew up, and Tiong Bahru, his childhood playground.

Have fun interacting with the murals and see them come to life! Take fun photos in 3D, rediscover the bygone times of these places and get a different cultural perspective through the app activities.