Fixed Route
:
Between Two Worlds
TOUR SUMMARY
1.5
hours
Hosted in
English
Up to 10 persons, Minimum 3 to goˆ
ˆFor single explorers, please do drop us a DM. We will do our best to accommodate.
Tour priced from at $
45
per person*
Route Details
Clarke Quay MRT (start) → Fullerton area (end)
tour story

Learn about 2 of the most feared and misunderstood deities of the Taoist pantheon, the opium-smoking, soul-catching 1st and 2nd granduncles. In spite of their terrifying appearance, the duo are worshipped by a diverse spectrum of Singapore society comprising tycoons, thugs and common folk, something unfamiliar to those used to a sanitised image of the country.

In this tour by Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop, a Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896, you will hear their story on a twilight walk along the paths and back alleys of downtown Singapore, using touristy landmarks as the backdrops for their underworld story, discovering the unfamiliar via the familiar, as we walk from Yang into Yin, day into night.

* Please note that this tour does not involve a visit to temples, spirit mediums or Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop.

* Photos of mediums are for illustration only.

* The programme is secular in nature and suitable for guests of all religions and races. No prior knowledge of Taoism is required.

* Learn about their origin story, a riverside tragedy unknown to even many devotees.

* Learn about the unusual worship objects, such as abacus, palm leaf fan and "red-tongue dog" Guinness stout.

* Learn why devotees choose to worship them instead of the mainstream deities.

* Switch on your phone torchlights and explore a nameless, dumpster-filled back alley to see hidden ramshackle street shrines of related deities.

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PRICE LIST
Base Prices:
  • $160 per session (For 2 pax)
  • $216 per session* (For 3 pax)
  • $272 per session* (For 4 pax)
*Discount is valid for limited time period only.
Add-ons (optional):
  1. Your ‘Untold’ ride sweeping you off from one location to our meeting spot @ $20 flat per person
  2. An ‘Untold’ meal of either lunch or dinner @ $30 per person (inclusive of alcoholic beverage)
  3. Additional hour @ $50 if you find 2 hours too short
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do i need to wear or bring?

Bring along (non-single use if possible) water bottle, comfy walking wear and shoes and an umbrella. (we standby raincoats - disposable unfortunately - just in case, all the time)

Is there any covid-19 measures?

Priority is with our guests’ well-being, with that in mind, we require all participants to adhere to following set of regulations and guidelines:

  • A mandatory temperature check will be conducted at the beginning of the tour;
  • Participants who are unwell (eg. with temperature of 37.5 and above) will not be allowed to partake in the tour;
  • Face masks must be put on throughout, hand sanitizers are mandatorily provided to all from the beginning;
  • Observing safe distancing measures throughout is ensured;
  • Partners we work with practice the above faithfully too.

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 with us.

What if it rains during the tour?

For light rains during or before, the Experience continues unabated. In the event of a potential thunderous shower, the host will take a decision 2 hours before our meeting time, and the Experience may be postponed or continued.

Should said shower occur during the tour, the host will take a decision then and there. For all postponements, make up Experiences will be arranged separately.

However, should the weather turn sour while we are deep into the Experience, the host will provide an alternative plan to ensure everyone’s safety first, and carry on as per normal.

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