Colours of Kampong Glam: A Batik Soiree

$95   / per person

Small Group Tours

Colours of Kampong Glam: A Batik Soiree

Go off the beaten path in this new tour that takes you to a residential neighbourhood to experience everyday Singapore and community living before exploring the Malay district of Kampong Glam characterized by cultural landmarks and a blend of old and new trades. Cap off the experience with an ancient tradition that resonates deeply with the community – batik painting!  

Recommended as an evening tour but can also be arranged as a day tour. Minimum of 2 persons to go. Please email for private bookings.


  • Explore the residential neighbourhood of Beach Road and Rochor River; be led to a vantage point that overlooks the historic district of Kampong Glam and observe how the city skyline has evolved alongside rapid urban development.
  • Journey into the cultural district of Kampong Glam. See landmarks such as the Masjid Sultan, Bussorah Street and Haji Lane that allude to the district’s past as a Malay settlement and pilgrimage hub.
  • Participate in a batik taster and create your own painted batik memento.

What To Expect

Visit a residential neighborhood in the vicinity of Kampong Glam where locals work, live and play in. Explore a public housing estate and community spaces as your guide shares anecdotes of Singapore’s iconic public housing policy, topping off with picturesque views of the city and stories of urban transformation.

See cultural landmarks such as Masjid Sultan and the compounds of Istana Kampong Gelam. Walk along conserved shophouses and learn how the old pilgrimage hub gave rise to perfumeries, textile businesses and traditional trades that thrive to this day.

An artisanal tradition that resonates with the Malay community, batik is even infused into the Singapore Airlines *sarong kebaya uniform. Using traditional and modern tools, create your own mini batik painting as a memento.  

*Sarong kebaya is an ethnic attire worn widely by women in Southeast Asia, especially among the Malay communities. Sarong is an upper garment while kebaya is a lower garment, a long piece of fabric wrapped and tucked around the waist.  


A Private Guided Tour for your small group

All batik painting materials


4pm, Thursdays and Fridays


Please send us an email at and indicate your group size and choice of at least 2 dates so we can check the availability.


Street level entrance of Lavender MRT Station (Exit A)