Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
We combined this tour with Phil's specialty Jewish SIngapore tour, so we were able to spend the whole day with this wonderful, charming and extremely knowledgeable guide. We toured the places where the British made the decision to surrender to the Japanese in 1942, and the Ford Factory where the surrender took place. Both are well-designed museums. We also saw the British cemetery. We would not have missed this experience (oh, and we also passed by some Crazy Rich Asian sites -- a bonus)!
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
We combined this tour with Phil's World War II tour, so we were able to spend the whole day with him. He is really impressive when it comes to what he knows about all the topics, and the city's geography. during the Jewish component of the tour, we were able to meet and learn from one of the city's two rabbis (both are Orthodox) about how Jews came to Singapore. I should note we also got to see a few locations where Crazy Rich Asians was filmed! Very exciting!
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
This was a wonderful introduction to Singapore -- a drive though parts of the city before sunset, and then a tour of the Marina, followed by TWO lightshows, which made the Singapore night quite magical. Phil is an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable about history and more, very friendly, and attentive. It's a good tour to begin with.
Wow! What a sensational tour and intimate experience of Singapore's hidden gems that are slightly off the beaten track. Phil was so accomodating and flexible in our itinerary and continued to go above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable, private, interesting and exciting tour! His knowledge of Singapore was extremely impressive and his kind nature was truly appreciated. He ensured our first day in Singapore was one to remember! Will be hard to top this tour! Thank you again Phil.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Haleigh for your very kind and wonderful review! So glad to share the lovely morning with you and your beautiful family! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Singapore and Merry Christmas!!!
Awesome tour, super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We got to visit places and take pictures of sites that we never expected to see - all from the movie and even other movies. Phil was very knowledgeable of Singapore, clearly proud of his city and loved sharing all the sites, stories and history. His fan-dom of the movie comes out in every location we visited from the mansions to the gardens to the neighborhoods. Highly, highly recommended for everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Timothy, thanks for your very kind review! I had an awesome time with you and your family as well and thanks for the enthusiasm during our tour! Have a wonderful holiday on the cruise!
Susan KlingerUnited States
Wonderful tour! Phil picked us up in a really nice van and took us all over Singapore. He is very pleasant and fun. We never would have been able to see everything we did without him. We saw all the Crazy Rich Asians filming locations and so much more. Phil is extremely knowledgeable about the country and the movie. He will cater the tour to what you are interested in seeing. It was the highlight of my visit to Singapore and would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you, Phil!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan! Thanks for the lovely morning together and I'm so happy to hear it was the highlight of your trip! I had a great time listening to Matt's adventure during his semester here! Have a wonderful time in Japan!
Michael DiasUnited States
Phil provided my family and I a great tour of Singapore. It was worth the investment. Thanks Phil for all the recommendations also!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael! I had a great time with your lovely family too. Hope you are enjoying your afternoon at the Gardens! Mahalo!
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
This was our third visit with Phil. He is a consummate guide with incredible knowledge and love for Singapore. I cannot imagine anyone better to show you this wonderful country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarann and Stan, Thanks for coming back to Singapore and spending the morning with me! It has always been a pleasure catching up and thanks for introducing me to the 'white elephant party'!!
Caryn AllanSouth Africa
Phil is awesome and so knowledgeable, always a pleasure to be around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caryn, thanks for dropping by Singapore again this year! Thanks for being the sweetest person and hope your colleagues enjoyed their time here as well!
Sara OhashiUnited States
Wow Phil brought our two families together on his tour. My husband and I did a family trip to Singapore for our wedding with our two families and everyone enjoyed themselves so much on Phil's tour and loved him so much. And some members in our family are not easy. But he was so smooth, kept everyone together, everyone understood where we were going and when, and all the fun history and new development facts of Singapore. Phil was flexible, prompt, timely, orderly, fun, cheerful, amazing, & knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara & Gerald, thanks for such an amazing review! I am so glad that I managed to bring your families together during such an important trip! I enjoyed the company of everyone in your family and all of you are super nice and sweet! It is so heartwarming to know that your wedding went beautifully well and thanks for having me to share your joy! The macadamia nuts you gave me were amazing! My mom and I finished a can at one go! Couldn't stop! Thanks for bringing the warmth of Hawaii to Singapore! Mahalo
Marina Josefina NunezPhilippines
Our tour guide, Phil was very good & answered all our questions well. Aside from CRA sights, he also showed us other places which were really interesting. It made us appreciate & love Singapore more. This tour is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Selamat Po! Thanks Marina and I’m so glad I managed to show you something you haven’t seen even though you and your lovely family comes here every year! Thanks for sharing the bak bak time this morning!
Cathy EtheredgeUnited States
Such a delightful and informative gent. Tour tailored to our request. Very respectful. Highly recommend him if coming to Singapore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cathy and Art! It was a real pleasure having the afternoon with the both of you and I’m glad you had a great time! Send my regards to the Bucks when you see them back home! Hope you also had a wonderful time at the gardens!
Brian LewUnited States
We had a wonderful 4 hour tour with Phil. The tour was interesting and fun with a combination of local history and fun anecdotes. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, and fun. Phil was very flexible about the tour stops and we were able to see numerous sites related to the Crazy Rich Asians theme as well as getting our foodie fix at Newton Hawker Center. We would recommend Phil to anyone with no hesitation. Extremely easy to work with and responsive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, thank you for the wonderful morning together! I had a great time sharing with you the CRA world and I'm glad we managed to pack in quite a bit for your last full day here! Hope to see you again next time!
Lauren ArborioUnited States
Phil was great. picked me up from the airport in a bit suv with A/C and took me everywhere one can go in a few hours. He got me food at the market and took me to areas tourists wouldn't know where to go. He gave me a history of the country. Pricey but worth it for me
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren, Thank you! I'm so glad we managed to squeeze in so much in your short few hours in Singapore. Hope to see you back here again one day!
Allison AgstenUnited States
I can't imagine a more informed or lovely guide than Phil. In fact, I don't think I've used a better tour guide anywhere. I recommend him highly and will insist that any friends traveling to Singapore seek him out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allison for the lovely review! I enjoyed our morning together very much. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories and the amazing conversations! You make me want to visit California!! I’m so glad you had a fruitful time at Design Orchard! Have a good day at the Gardens tomorrow!
Woody HalesUnited States
Phil was great! He was super knowledgeable and was able to customize the tour to our wishes. He definitely enhanced our limited time in Singapore!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Woody! I hope you enjoyed your afternoon in Tiong Bahru and have a wonderful time taking it easy in Koh Samui!
Kathleen CooneyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gary and Kathy! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for allowing me to share Singapore with you on our National Day! Have a good time re-watching CRA on the flight home!
Julie CaveUnited States
Phil is amazing! I highly recommend a tour with him. His knowledge of both the CRA books and movie was impressive But I loved his passion and sharing his culture and local experience. He answered all of our numerous Singapore questions. If you were questioning booking a tour, stop questioning and just book it. You will enjoy the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie! I had a wonderful morning with your group and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! So glad you enjoyed the tea and dumplings as well and I try my best to have answers!!
Rodrigo PelaezUnited States
Phil was Excelent, we learn a lot about Singapore, my wife, my 3 daughters and I really enjoy having Phil as our tour guide. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rodrigo! It was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful family and I had a great time too! Enjoy the rest of your vacation in HK and Japan!
Wanda HaleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wanda! I’m glad your group enjoyed the Safari and we were really lucky to see so many animals in action!
Phil is the ideal guide for this tour. He arrived at our hotel on the dot and our car was upgraded to a BMW 5 series. He was very entertaining during the whole 4 hours and proved to be very knowledgeable about our tour. He was able to accommodate our special requests and was very agreeable during the entire tour. We would highly recommend both the tour and Phil to our friends visiting Singapore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Manny! I had a great time with your beautiful family and I'm glad you enjoyed the CRA afternoon! Hope to see you again on your next trip to SG!
Patricia DavisUnited States
We spent a wonderful and informative morning with a Phil. He gave us such a good overview of Singapore highlights and culture. I highly recommend upgrading to the BMW 5 series. Also, highly recommend Phil!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Trish and Mike! It was really nice spending the morning with the both of you and I can't wait to hear about your boating adventures when your boat is ready! Hope to see you again in the future!!
Hope VillalunaUnited States
This is such a great tour, made more fun with Phil as our guide! We learned so much about Singapore life and Phil shared so many insights and insider info on life in Singapore. We loved every single place Phil showed us--we were already big fans of Crazy Rich Asians coming here, and after this tour we not only want to watch the movie and read the books over again, we also want to come back soon! Thank you Phil for the fun day and all the great recommendations you shared with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hope, Danielle and Ben! I had a fun time sharing the CRA world with all of you and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! Hope to see you back in SG one day! Selamat po!
Dan HarmsBloomington, ILLINOIS, United States
The private tour was definitely a worth while option. Our guide was great. Dan and Rose Harms
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dan and Rose, Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad we managed to work out a tour despite the gloomy and rainy weather! Enjoy your time on Crystal!
We loved our tour with Phil, he is a fantastic ambassador for Singapore! Very knowledgeable, full of fun facts, and gave us a great personalised tour of this incredible city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Thanks for the review and I'm so glad to hear that you have had a great time! It is always nice to meet someone from down under and thanks for the wonderful company and spontaneity. Have an amazing 5 weeks in France and I hope to see you again one day when you are back here for another layover!
Richard MattiesUnited States
We were a group of 4 (2 couples) which finished an Oceania cruise tour in Singapore. We had booked a TBL introduction to Singapore tour the morning we arrived, and Phil was our guide (and he picked us up at our hotel). He was terrific, taking us all around Singapore, introducing us to all parts of the city, new and old. He gave us a good recent history of his city, and told us about his family life. His English was superb. A truly excellent tour and guide, highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thanks for the very kind words and the wonderful morning together! I'm glad we also found an Orchid named after you hahah.
Diane B.United States
Phil is a 10! He was friendly & knowledgeable. Phil told us about history, architecture & art. He made our day so much fun. We would highly recommend Phil tp anyone visiting Singapore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane and Richard! It was a pleasure sharing everything I know about the community with you and I hope you managed to fix your watch! Have a fun time on the ship!
Mary HolcombUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary and Larry! Have a good time on the ship!
Amal PollackUnited States
We really enjoyed Phil. He was knowledgeable, well spoken and concerned about our needs. The vehicle provided was exceptional and he was very willing to modify our tour based on our desires.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amal, I had a lovely morning with your group and thanks for the fun and the great energy! It was really nice sharing stories and I hope to see you again one day!
Carl BaumgartenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck!