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New Urban Adventure in Singapore makes stopover sightseeing easy

April 23, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Travellers with a brief stopover in Singapore can now get under the skin of the city and experience it ‘like a local’ in just a few hours, thanks to global city tour brand, Urban Adventures.

On its new Chinatown Food Adventure (3.5 hours, US$52), travellers can tuck into an authentic local breakfast at Singapore’s largest hawker centre, with a local guide to help them navigate the 220 stalls in search of mouth-watering specialties such as toast with kaya (coconut and egg jam), chwee kueh (water rice cake) and chee cheong fun (rice noodle rolls). On a walk through Chinatown, travellers will learn about Singapore’s origins and culture as they visit the city’s oldest Chinese temple, last remaining wells and the landing place of early immigrants, before savouring a delicious local lunch.

Urban Adventures in other major stopover hubs include:

Hong Kong
With a few hours to spare, travellers can practice their bargaining skills and snap up precious gems as they are guided Around Kowloon in 8 Markets (3 hours, US$49); walk the Sun Yat-Sen historical trail and visit landmarks that tell The Story of Hong Kong (3 hours, US$49); or discover Hong Kong’s journey from fishing harbour to financial powerhouse on Old vs. New Hong Kong (3 hours, US$49).

Los Angeles
Travellers can enjoy sweet treats and impressive artworks as they explore Beverly Hills: Beyond the Botox (3 hours, US $69); savour delicious, diverse foods on the award-winning Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture tour (3.5 – 4 hours, US$85); or prop up the bars frequented by Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Ernest Hemingway on the Historic Hollywood Stars & Bars evening tour (3 hours, US$69).

With an evening to spare, travellers can hang out in shisha bars, dance at local hotspots and wind up at the city’s best beach bar as they experience The Bright Lights and Nightlife of Dubai (4-5 hours, US$148 incl. shisha & drinks); or visit the Women’s Museum, wander the Gold Souk, cross Dubai Creek by boat and learn about local culture on The Spice of Life in Dubai (3.5 hours, US$119 incl. snacks & drinks).

Mexico City
Travellers can get a taste of the city’s bustling markets and savour local specialties, such as tamales and a steaming atole (corn-based beverage) on the Mexico City Markets and Food Tour (4 hours, US$35); or experience an unforgettable evening with drinks, dinner, Mariachi music and a Lucha Libre free-style wrestling match on a Mexican Night Out (5 hours, US$43).

Instead of wasting precious time queuing for the big-name sights, travellers can feel like a true Parisian as they explore the city’s hidden neighbourhoods on the Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life tour (3 hours, €39); or play a game of petanque, savour local cheeses and wander the city’s medieval streets as they Experience Bohemian Paris (4 hours, €39).

There are Urban Adventures in more than 95 of the world’s leading cities.

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