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SG Triad History | With Ex-Secret Society Members (with Meal!)

| Triad Trails
3.0 hours
Join-in trip ·
Up to 24 persons
No Min. Age
SG Triad History | With Ex-Secret Society Members (with Meal!)
SG Triad History | With Ex-Secret Society Members (with Meal!)

SG Triad History | With Ex-Secret Society Members (with Meal!)

| Triad Trails
3.0 hours
Join-in trip ·
Up to 24 persons
No Min. Age

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Discover Chinatown's history of secret societies
  • Be led by ex-gang members who will reveal what goes on in gangsters' lairs
  • Enjoy a sumptuous dining experience at a healthy restaurant serving wholesome food
  • Have a "no-holds-barred conversation" with your table host

Details

Details

This is Singapore's 1st ever walking tour led by ex-gang members turned good! Uncover the underbelly of Singapore's past dark secrets of gangs, drugs & untold crime. This is a 3 hours experience starting with a guided walk around Chinatown, followed by an up-close and personal dining experience with your ex-offender Table Host.Hear the untold stories of Singapore's battle with opium and its journey to becoming the safe nation it is today. About your hostTriad Trails was started up by Architects of Life, a social enterprise that specialises in developing the human potential of youths at-risk and ex-offenders through outreach, developmental and intervention programmes. Important NoteThis walk requires a minimum of 4 pax to start and if this is not met, the activity will be rescheduled to a mutually agreed date. There's no minimum age - all ages are welcome!

Min 4 persons requirement:
Please note that this experience require a minimum of 4 persons to proceed. You may book for fewer than 4 persons, but if there are fewer than 4 persons booked for the date, you may be asked to reschedule to another date.
Suitable For: Solo Travellers, Couples, Team Events
Tags: City Tour, Guided Tours

What's included

What's included

  • Guided walk around Chinatown
  • Wholesome dinner (1 Main + 1 Drink)

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Telok Ayer MRT Control Station 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
Telok Ayer MRT Control Station
Telok Ayer MRT Station (DT18), Cross Street, Singapore

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

Itinerary: Boat Quay Singapore
Boat Quay Singapore

Discover the city’s underworld of drugs, gambling dens & secret society!

  • Telok Ayer MRT Control Station (Telok Ayer MRT Station (DT18), Cross Street, Singapore) - 15 mins before
  • Start 4.00pm
  • 3.45pm - Arrival
  • 4.00pm - Walk begins
  • 6.00pm - Arrive at Genius Central
  • 6.05pm - Upclose and Personal dining experience
  • 7.00pm - End
This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.

Meet your host

Meet your host

Triad Trails is the first-ever walking tour led by former members of actual secret societies in Singapore. Guided by former gang members, join this walk to discover the city’s seedy underworld of drugs, gambling dens & secret society. Hear from an ex-offender, who will share his personal story. Get the chance to ask them any questions you'll like, even controversial ones!
4.8 (6 reviews)
0 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 | 6 reviews

Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the area and very open about his own experience. Loved it and the food was great!!

Hayley Mchugh
20 Nov 2022
We express our deepest gratitude to our guide, Notle, for sharing his incredible life story. He is very knowledgeable in the history of Singapore and has a unique way of reenacting certain historical events. There were two teenagers with us to whom Notle addressed directly warning against straying from the right path. His genuine openness and regrets about mistakes made in the past have really touched us. Congratulations to Notle for obtaining the guide qualifications from Singapore Tourism Board which is not easy! The food was fantastic and served immediately as we came in. Not only is the tour value for money but it also supports a great cause of giving a new lease of life to people who have served their sentence and are looking for legal ways of earning income. Bravo, Notle! Highly recommended!
Julia Sherstyuk
11 Sep 2022
Ho Zi Jian Glen
04 Sep 2022
The walking tour with Triad Trails is nothing short of thrilling. On the surface, one might assume it would be a walk around historical landmarks in Singapore, with a tour guide explaining its history and significance. In actual fact, our tour guide, Alvin, was an ex-gang member who had experienced the life of crime, drugs, gang fights, and more. The experience felt like a stroll through 20th century Singapore with a personal friend, sharing his first-hand experiences of what exactly happened at each little corner of the streets. I learnt not only about the history of Singapore, but how one man overcame the consequences of the wrong choices that he had made, and the struggles in doing so. It was not only educational, but inspiring. Thank you Alvin for such a unique and humbling experience!
Emerson
28 Jul 2022
I went on this tour not knowing what to expect as I thought I had already known whatever there is to know about Chinatown/ Telok Ayer. But I was very glad to be proven wrong! Alvin from Triad Trails brought us on a rich history/ heritage walk, coupled with a time where we could ask anything about Chinatown back in the day which was so interesting because it was a truly unfiltered, interactive experience and we could ask away without any self-censorship. And it helped me to see these familiar streets with new eyes. I also really enjoyed our tour with Alvin because he was such a kind, approachable host and so full of a wealth of stories and personal experiences. We had a very candid, no holds barred conversation over lunch and during the tour and he answered each question so honestly…truly anything from secret societies to gang turfs and illegal happenings back in the day. Most of all I think what sets this experience apart from others is that it truly sticks with you for a long time and Alvin really is an inspiring figure. If you’d like an unconventional walking tour with the best twist, I highly recommend this one because it’s such a meaningful way to both learn something new and enjoy Singapore in a different light.  Thanks TOWKAY!!!!
Elizabeth
27 Jul 2022

Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the area and very open about his own experience. Loved it and the food was great!!

Hayley Mchugh
20 Nov 2022
We express our deepest gratitude to our guide, Notle, for sharing his incredible life story. He is very knowledgeable in the history of Singapore and has a unique way of reenacting certain historical events. There were two teenagers with us to whom Notle addressed directly warning against straying from the right path. His genuine openness and regrets about mistakes made in the past have really touched us. Congratulations to Notle for obtaining the guide qualifications from Singapore Tourism Board which is not easy! The food was fantastic and served immediately as we came in. Not only is the tour value for money but it also supports a great cause of giving a new lease of life to people who have served their sentence and are looking for legal ways of earning income. Bravo, Notle! Highly recommended!
Julia Sherstyuk
11 Sep 2022
The walking tour with Triad Trails is nothing short of thrilling. On the surface, one might assume it would be a walk around historical landmarks in Singapore, with a tour guide explaining its history and significance. In actual fact, our tour guide, Alvin, was an ex-gang member who had experienced the life of crime, drugs, gang fights, and more. The experience felt like a stroll through 20th century Singapore with a personal friend, sharing his first-hand experiences of what exactly happened at each little corner of the streets. I learnt not only about the history of Singapore, but how one man overcame the consequences of the wrong choices that he had made, and the struggles in doing so. It was not only educational, but inspiring. Thank you Alvin for such a unique and humbling experience!
Emerson
28 Jul 2022
I went on this tour not knowing what to expect as I thought I had already known whatever there is to know about Chinatown/ Telok Ayer. But I was very glad to be proven wrong! Alvin from Triad Trails brought us on a rich history/ heritage walk, coupled with a time where we could ask anything about Chinatown back in the day which was so interesting because it was a truly unfiltered, interactive experience and we could ask away without any self-censorship. And it helped me to see these familiar streets with new eyes. I also really enjoyed our tour with Alvin because he was such a kind, approachable host and so full of a wealth of stories and personal experiences. We had a very candid, no holds barred conversation over lunch and during the tour and he answered each question so honestly…truly anything from secret societies to gang turfs and illegal happenings back in the day. Most of all I think what sets this experience apart from others is that it truly sticks with you for a long time and Alvin really is an inspiring figure. If you’d like an unconventional walking tour with the best twist, I highly recommend this one because it’s such a meaningful way to both learn something new and enjoy Singapore in a different light.  Thanks TOWKAY!!!!
Elizabeth
27 Jul 2022

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation Policy
As Triad Trails would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.
Reschedule Policy

Yes

Wet Weather Policy

The tour is a rain or shine event, but if the rain turns heavy, we will wait for it to turn lighter before proceeding.

Extenuating Circumstances Policy

They can reschedule the tour date with more than 24 hours of advance notice. It will be based on case by case basis if within 24 hours.

In the Event of a Government Lockdown
If there is a government lockdown that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Helpful Questions from Our Community

What should I pack?
An umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Can I ask how far the history goes back to? Will there be content that goes back to early 1900s like 1920s and earlier?
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