The Red Oil Lamp: Chinatown Stories Alive!

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The Red Oil Lamp: Chinatown Stories Alive!

A magical night Theatrical Tour that will take you on a fascinating journey of history, discovery and reflection.

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Limited-run Event!

Theatrical Tour

2 hrs (Limited-run Tour Event)

$50 per pax (min 10 pax)

As the sun sets and the flame of the oil lamp gently flickers, the back alleys of Chinatown come alive. The memories of our yesteryears are brought to life through the forgotten stories of Singapore’s early immigrants in the mid 1900s.

In Let’s Go Tour’s first-ever multi-character Theatrical Tour, our tour guides transform into a Street Hawker, a Clog Maker, a Majie (domestic helper), a Coolie, a Tailor and a Songstress.

Through role-play and vivid storytelling by our expert local guides, you will travel back in time and hear the life stories of the early Chinese settlers. Relive the joys and pain of our forefathers, and be inspired by their tenacity!

Come with us and follow the Red Oil Lamp! This introspective Theatrical Tour will take you on a fascinating journey of history, discovery and reflection..

New Dates for 2022: 
5 and 19 Mar (Sold Out)
9 and 23 April (Sold Out)
14 and 28 May

Tour Time:
8pm to 10pm

Meeting Location
Chinatown MRT Exit A 
Click here for directions

Tour Highlights

  • Go on a journey to uncover forgotten stories of the people who lived through the early years.
  • Explore Chinatown from a fresh perspective, through a fascinating night tour that traverses along back alleys.
  • Gain interesting insights about the history of Singapore and Chinatown, in an interactive and fun way.
  • Experience a unique site-specific Theatrical Tour format right here in Singapore.
  • Watch history come alive through convincing characters that are played by expert local guides.
  • Hear the life stories of the early Chinese immigrants and reflect on their resilience amidst challenging times.
  • Rediscover a hidden facet of Chinatown that is not seen by many.

Tour Price Includes:

  • STB licensed guide as a storyteller in character
  • Bottled water
  • Poncho

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses not stated in inclusions
  • Guide tipping

Limited-run Event!

The Red Oil Lamp: Chinatown Stories Alive!

A magical night Theatrical Tour that will take you on a fascinating journey of history, discovery and reflection.

Type

Theatrical Tour

Duration

2 hrs (Limited-run Tour Event)

Cost

$50 per pax (min 10 pax)

As the sun sets and the flame of the oil lamp gently flickers, the back alleys of Chinatown come alive. The memories of our yesteryears are brought to life through the forgotten stories of Singapore’s early immigrants in the mid 1900s.

In Let’s Go Tour’s first-ever multi-character Theatrical Tour, our tour guides transform into a Street Hawker, a Clog Maker, a Majie (domestic helper), a Coolie, a Tailor and a Songstress.

Through role-play and vivid storytelling by our expert local guides, you will travel back in time and hear the life stories of the early Chinese settlers. Relive the joys and pain of our forefathers, and be inspired by their tenacity!

Come with us and follow the Red Oil Lamp! This introspective Theatrical Tour will take you on a fascinating journey of history, discovery and reflection..

New Dates for 2022: 
5 and 19 Mar (Sold Out)
9 and 23 April (Sold Out)
14 and 28 May

Tour Time:
8pm to 10pm

Meeting Location
Chinatown MRT Exit A
Click here for directions.

Tour Price Includes:

  • STB licensed guide as a storyteller in character
  • Bottled water
  • Poncho

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses not stated in inclusions
  • Guide tipping

Tour Highlights

  • Go on a journey to uncover forgotten stories of the people who lived through the early years.
  • Explore Chinatown from a fresh perspective, through a fascinating night tour that traverses along back alleys.
  • Gain interesting insights about the history of Singapore and Chinatown, in an interactive and fun way.
  • Experience a unique site-specific Theatrical Tour format right here in Singapore.
  • Watch history come alive through convincing characters that are played by expert local guides.
  • Hear the life stories of the early Chinese immigrants and reflect on their resilience amidst challenging times.
  • Rediscover a hidden facet of Chinatown that is not seen by many.

Cancellation Policy (via Credit Card)

  • Cancellations 48 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 100%.
  • Cancellations 24 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 50%
  • No cancellations or refunds for less than 24 hours to tour.

Cancellation Policy (via SingapoRediscovers Vouchers)

All Bookings are non-refundable and non-cancellable. Rescheduling request must be made with respective booking agents 2 weeks in advance, subjected to availability.

Minimum 10-Pax Departure Policy

Due to the min. requirement of 10 pax to depart. Let’s Go Tour reserves the right to contact the customer to do a reschedule to another slot/day, should the number of guests for the tour selected is less than 10 pax.

Rain Policy

The Tour will continue to be conducted when there is light rain. In the event of a thunderstorm, a reschedule date will be provided.

Terms & Conditions

Temperature taking and health declaration are mandatory prior to the start of the Tour. Any participant that is not feeling well should not attend the tour.

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Safety Alert!

Using unlicensed operators and/or tourist guides may compromise the terms of your travel insurance in the event of a claim.
Let’s Go is a licensed travel agency (TA License 02829) by the Singapore Tourism Board.
A licensed TA displays their license number prominently on their website, has proper insurance coverage, a business office and uses licensed guides.
Travel safe. Only use licensed operators and guides.

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Our friendly concierge is standing by!

Cancellation Policy (via Credit Card)

  • Cancellations 48 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 100%.
  • Cancellations 24 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 50%
  • No cancellations or refunds for less than 24 hours to tour.

Cancellation Policy (via SingapoRediscovers Vouchers)

All Bookings are non-refundable and non-cancellable. Rescheduling request must be made with respective booking agents 2 weeks in advance, subjected to availability.

Minimum 10-Pax Departure Policy

Due to the min. requirement of 10 pax to depart. Let’s Go Tour reserves the right to contact the customer to do a reschedule to another slot/day, should the number of guests for the tour selected is less than 10 pax.

Rain Policy

The Tour will continue to be conducted when there is light rain. In the event of a thunderstorm, a reschedule date will be provided.

Terms & Conditions

Temperature taking and health declaration are mandatory prior to the start of the Tour. Any participant that is not feeling well should not attend the tour.

Need Help?

Our concierges are standing by

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Rated TOP TEN TOURS on TripAdvisor for

5 YEARS IN A ROW

We are also the proud recipient of Singapore Tourism Award's "Best Tour Experience" for 2019 and 2022, and "Excellence in Tour Guiding" for 2020 and 2021. Let our fantastic tour guides take you around Singapore to learn more about its history, people and culture!

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