Secrets of the Red Lantern™                         
A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour  

NOTE: This tour is currently on hiatus. It will be refreshed and re-launched in 2018! Alternatively, do join our Friday evening tour of Haw Par Villa "Journeys to Hell™",  for a fascinating after dark experience of the eclectic cultural park!

Finalist of Singapore Tourism Awards for Best Sightseeing/Leisure/Educational Programme 2014

"A sense of mystery, spice, and humor... kept us all entertained and hanging on every word."
- Gina, USA

"Fantastic, unique tour that only this company takes you on. You hear some amazing stories on this tour and walk through the red light district, which is very very interesting. It's one of the best tours we did in Singapore!"
- Jancye W, Australia


Tour Synopsis
The lantern beckoned him. The new ah ku was pretty, fresh from Canton. High on opium, he made his way unsteadily towards the gas-lit brothel. In 1887, Chinatown's brothels were as many and as close together as the teeth of a comb. Together with opium and gambling dens, it was sin city. It is no accident that Chinatown was also known as Bu Ye Tian - The Place of Nightless Days. Discover vice and tragedy in the shadows of Chinatown by night. Then bus across and venture with us down the streets and alleys of Geylang where entertainment, in its rawest form, is still practiced today. Tread with us as we go where many men have gone before!


  • Pagoda Street
  • Food Street
  • Gods & Vices
  • Back Alleys
  • Red Light District
  • 14,16,18

Tour Cost
Adult: S$60.00

*Please note that the tour includes walking through the streets and alleys of the red light district in Geylang, which is located outside the city.

*Due to subject content, only ages 18 years and above are allowed on this tour.

Reservation is recommended for this tour. Please phone (6325 1631 / 6214 2451) or email by 5pm the day before if you wish to reserve a place. Otherwise it will be on a first come first served basis.

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Every Friday / 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Meet at Chinatown Heritage Centre (48 Pagoda Street)


By Cab: Alight at the junction of New Bridge Road and Pagoda Street (a pedestrian mall). Walk straight and on the left you will see Chinatown Heritage Centre.
End Point: After Geylang the coach will return you to Chinatown.

  Tour Highlights:
  • Discover vice and tragedy in the shadows of Chinatown by night
  • Venture into the Back Alleys for classic behind-the-scenes surprises - not to be missed! 
  • Be thoroughly mesmerised by the scene at Food Street, just as it was in its hey days
  • Walk along Club Street - literally one of the trendiest clubbing areas of Singapore - and soak in the buzz
  • Bus across to colourful Geylang - a designated Red Light District
  • Explore selected streets for a peek into the night life of Singapore's "East End"
Additional Information:
  • Walk contains mature content which may not be appropriate for those below 18 years of age. Only ages 18 years and above are allowed on this tour.
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