In collaboration with Singapore River One, the precinct trade association for businesses around Singapore River, home-grown tour company, Monster Day Tours has launched an exclusive Eat, Play Love @ Singapore River tour from now till 30 June 2021, for a #SingapoREdiscovers journey.
Asher and I went for the tour over the weekend and here is our honest feedback. The whole walking tour lasts for about three and a half hour, with multiple stops in between to enjoy food and drinks in the precinct while the friendly guide shared historical snippets and trivia of the Singapore River and the businesses around the area.
Some of the tour highlights include:
- Tales of past and present about Singapore River
- Scenic walk along Singapore River
- Tapas food tasting
- Quiz and trivia fun with the tour guide to win small surprise gifts
- Complimentary $10 F&B voucher to be used after the tour
A promotional price of S$40 is available now for each paying adult, with kids (age 6 to 17) tickets priced at S$35 each. You will get to sample food and drinks from a variety of restaurant brands such as Harry’s, Keisuke Lobster Ramen, Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee and Brewerkz.
Here is a snapshot of the various food items we tried during the tour:
Pizza and ramen are two of Asher’s favourite food and he was extremely satisfied with the pizza he was served at Harry’s and the lobster ramen at Keisuke. For me, it was interesting to learn a little more about these familiar F&B brands to understand how their entrepreneurial journey started and for some of them, how they managed to scale-up into the chains they are now.
Our friendly guide for the day, Angel, together with her assistant, promptly registered us via an online web form when we arrived at the meeting point at 4pm at the start of the tour. A text reminder was also sent a week and a day prior to ensure we are adequately prepared for the tour, with detailed instructions on the recommended attire, wet weather plan and what to expect. Safe distancing measures were observed throughout the tour to ensure the utmost safety of the tour guests as well as those we interact with.
Without giving away too much of the tour route and itinerary to spoil the fun, our verdict for the tour is that it a relatively good deal for a weekend outing with the family or your loved ones, given that the pricing is similar to what you would pay for a decent restaurant meal in the Singapore River area. This comes with a hosted tour experience, on top of a selection of various food items you can try in tapas-sized servings.
You may think you know Singapore River and the history around it very well, but there were some surprise locations and stories which I didn’t know about, prior to the tour. Here is a sharing of some of the photos I took during the tour:
The tour is also eligible for redemption with the S$100 #SingapoREdiscovers tourism voucher provided by the Singapore government. More details below.
Eat, Play Love @ Singapore River
Tour Schedule: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 4:00PM – 7:30PM
Meeting Point: UOB Plaza (Big Bird Sculpture)
Ending Point: Riverside Point
Duration: 3.5 Hours