Even when licensed by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as a General Tour Guide, most are not cut from the same cloth.
We look for Service Mentality and Attitude first; Ability to connect and engage authentically; and finally, be themselves for there is nothing more priceless than them sharing personal tales and experiences.
We do not accept mediocrity, banality and what’s considered normal generally speaking, it is after all New Normal from here on.
And so we strive to think beyond ‘Tours’ to come up with experiences that matter, that create memories to celebrate.
Every experience is crafted with love (and plenty of sweat) to bring Extra out of the Ordinary for you.
Offbeat Singapore as a tour operator and our tourist guides complies with all the latest requirements for Safe Management Measures (“SMMs”) by the Singapore Government and Singapore Tourism Board.
In ensuring safe re-opening of tours, in our support of the Singapore Government in providing a safe environment for both participants, staff and tour guides, and to minimize the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence, we require all participants to adhere to following set of regulations and guidelines:
Above measures are understandably disruptive and require plenty of effort from our guests, however, Offbeat intends to meet those high standards to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time while on our Experiences.
Despite all the challenges, we are excited to share the stories and have you meet lovely folks on our experiences. For Singaporeans, ‘SingapoRediscover’ vouchers are also welcome.
Having said that, please note all physical Experiences are still limited to stipulated numbers of participants as allowed by standing regulations.
Yes, you are not obliged to stay throughout. For whatever reason you need to leave before the end, please inform the guide so we don't frantically go looking around for you, which is what we will do for everyone!
Unfortunately, the fixed routes are not stroller or wheelchair friendly, as the heritage areas of Singapore are stuck with mostly old infrastructure. That said, most steps along the route have a ramp, slope or elevator alternative, although that requires small detours. A possible alternative would be to take a private tour, which can then be customised to best suit the needs and interests of guests.
For ‘Fixed Route Experiences’, bottled waters are provided. If you’d like to treat us to snacks and gifts along the way, that will be at your own cost. For ‘Untold Experience’, everything associated with the Highly Customised Experience is fully paid for, unless otherwise stated upfront. Private Tours are customised according to your needs, all details will be laid out upfront.
Where there is mention of food or drinks in the itinerary, we will be sure to clarify requirements with you. Otherwise, we would also be appreciative if you would volunteer this information upfront too.
For ‘Fixed Route Experiences’, they generally last 2.5 hours, and we will stop for short liquid breaks.
For ‘Untold Experience’, despite it having an element of surprise, we are sensitive to your needs and will check with everyone upfront on their physical condition. Private Tours are customised according to your needs, it will be tailored to suit your level of physicality.
We can do both English and Japanese. For other languages, please feel free to put forth a request and we are happy to attempt to locate such guide for you. (For other languages, cost may differ as we may need to engage a specialist)
Unless you have requested for a private tour, it will be with others. Your host/s are experienced and at every opportunity would encourage participation from everyone. We have seen groups hit it off so well, going on to meals after. We think this is an excellent opportunity to meet others who share similar interests as yourselves, whether it be Heritage, Culture or simply just us being Singaporeans, warm and friendly.
8 persons. Besides adhering to Social Distancing Measures, it is to keep our group sizes tight and intimate, ensuring sharing of individual thoughts and questions may take place anytime without any judgement.
Do DM us at @offbeat.sg or drop us an email or give us a call (our number will be provided in the confirmation email), so we may arrange for a make up session for you.
Please send us a Direct Message (DM) at @offbeat.sg on either Instagram or shoot us email. Should you possess our contact numbers, please do not hesitate to reach out too.
Usually 5 days before. However, during these extraordinary times, we endeavour to fit into your schedule as tough as it might be. Please send us a Direct Message (DM) at @offbeat.sg on either Instagram/Facebook or shoot us an email.
Above and beyond the use of ‘SingapoRediscover’ vouchers, our Experiences are curated with love and thoughtfulness to draw out memories of past, bring new meaning to familiar spaces, uncover UNTOLD stories from residents of the communities that we conduct our Experiences in.
Whether you are a Singaporean, or a long term resident, our Experiences are meant to delight, engage and be memorable.