Yin Yang Soul of Chinatown

Join me to uncover the unique characteristics of Chinatown through the stories of the people and over a bowl of soul soup.

My name is Andros, and I have a pair of magical yin yang eyes that allow me to view the world differently. I am a journalist on a task to investigate the soul of Chinatown, told through statutes, murals, shops and soup. Are you ready to join me and hear ‘their’ stories, over a bowl of soup?

The soul of the city is told through its people. The past contributes to the present, our actions contribute to the future. Despite being the picture of an ultra-modern city, traditional beliefs and rituals still play an everyday role in people’s lives in Chinatown, Singapore.

We will be speaking to the soul of a Samsui women who is presented in eternal form through the statues that dotted the precinct; Appreciating the practice of performing for the souls, which is immortalised through a wall mural; Accessing a 70 year old shop at Chinatown, which is the gateway for us to offer ‘food’ for the souls. Also, keep a look-out for Ling Jie, the long deceased amah who knew of Andros’ special ability.

Join me to uncover the unique characteristics of Chinatown through the stories of the people who live(d) there.

Tour runs every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Notes: Tour is recommended for all ages | Tour ends at Chinatown Complex | Tour will only commence with a minimum of 4 participants. For dates outside of the fixed schedule, you can email bookings@tribe-tours.com to enquire


    02 HOURS
  • Next Schedule

    Chinatown MRT station Exit A (Ground Level)



  • Experiencing Chinatown through stories from two worlds

    Be prepared for interactive and surprise moments such as ‘ghost’ appearance and ‘conversations’ with spirits

    Have one’s fortune told through an almanac

    Ending the tour with a bowl of ‘soul’ soup

  • – Guide who can converse with both worlds
    – Be spooked
    – A bottle of special concoction
    – Have one’s fortune told through an almanac
    – A bowl of soup

Points of Interest/Route

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Points of Interest/Route:

Pagoda Street Shophouse, Statues and Temple

South Bridge Road Goldsmith, Timepiece, Antique and Medical Shops

Temple Street

Smith Street Gateway to the other world

Chinatown Complex broth shop