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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire
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
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Points of Interest/Route:
Pagoda Street Shophouse, Statues and Temple
South Bridge Road Goldsmith, Timepiece, Antique and Medical Shops
Smith Street Gateway to the other world
Chinatown Complex broth shop