I would like to rate Ann's performance as 5 out of 5. She was very friendly, smart, cheerful. I felt very impressed by her guidance. Wish her all the best Jamal
Nona FeuerUnited States
We really enjoyed Anna and our time in Singapore. I would highly recommend her.
Anna was amazing.I was a solo traveler with limited time to sight see. We packed in so much and Anna was so knowledgeable.Definitely recommended.
Adrian KingUnited States
Great tour by Anna. If there is something she doesn't know about Singapore then I certainly did not find it. Nice person to travel around with, speaks perfect English, and she had the whole day organized. Highly recommended.
John ChanUnited States
wonderful bespoke tour for our family, full of local insight, very knowledgeable, insightful about matters about local culture. More than just sightseeing. Very accommodating and caring of her group's individual needs. A bundle of energy. Truly a proud Singaporean.
Shyam VaradarajuluUnited States
Excellent knowledge base and very personable
Peter DaviesBiggleswade, United Kingdom
A well informed guide who maximised our day tour of Singapore
Merdene HessUnited States
Anna is an attractive, nice, courteous tour guide: right on time and called ahead. However, we We requested a car tour because my husband had just completed radiation therapy . This was an additional charge of $431 an exorbitant amount and we were not in the car that much. The air conditioning was much too cold and we asked for it to be lowered and it never happened I rolled my window down to get warm and was told to roll it back up. We eventually had jackets on, cold noses and ears hands to warm up
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Merdene, I am sorry to hear how you felt about the temperature inside the car. 1. Aircon blower at the back was shut off promptly, when you mentioned cold. 2. I asked, but you did not said you unwind window due to cold, and so driver winded window up & down, in order to clear the rain droplets on your window. Please accept my apology for being too engrossed in our conversation, that I had over looked, you may still feel cold even when you had your jacket on!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address the issues raised in this review. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further concerns.
Denise DaganUnited States
Anna was absolutely terrific. She is warm, funny, flexible, and really knows her Singapore history. We asked her to show us how to get around on public transportation and show us sights we wouldn't get much out of seeing on our own. She did just that and offered us the opportunity to dine with either an Indian or Filipino family. We chose Indian and they were lovely people with a delicious dinner to share. Best yet, Anna spent 12 hours with us, including dinner. An excellent value and new friends.
Rick DuqueUnited States
Anna was simply wonderful! In love with her city/country and willing to share its history and geography, Anna showed us all aspects of Singapore. Thanks to her excellent approach and knowledge, we will be back!
Diane BofferdingUnited States
I really liked that Ana emailed me again before our tour to confirm the details of the tour. She met us at the cruise terminal. We used subways to explore many varied areas of Singapore. We ate at local restaurants. She gave us great insight in how to use their public transportation. Ana helped us by letting us know what we could see by ourselves that night and the next day that we were going to be in Singapore. Ana was very informed and I would highly recommend her.
Susan WarnerUnited Kingdom
Anna was an excellent tour guide very friendly and informative. We were a party of 6 people. She took us to all the places we wanted to visit and introduced us to lots of yummy food. She told us about Singapore past present and in the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending Anna as a tour guide. Sue Warner UK
David NaehringUnited States
Our Singapore tour by Anna Ong was OUTSTANDING. We have had private tour guides around the world but none has ever been as good as Anna. She was early and worked tirelessly for us--if there was something we did not want to do, she was creative with a work around and if there was something we liked she built upon it. She inquired about dinner with a local family and we loved it--she is enthusiastic about Singapore and we loved every moment with her. She is the consummate professional!
Lezli VigueUnited States
I spent a wonderful day touring Singapore with Anna of Tours by Locals. After several email exchanges prior to my trip, Anna was able to craft a day of sightseeing to suit my tastes. She is very passionate about her city and extremely knowledgeable about the city's history and culture. Highlights - hawker center, Chinese tea making, calligraphy - and lots of history! She even made other reservations for me. I highly recommend Anna!
Carol ZwickUnited States
We had real concern about spending 4 days with a guide we never met. We had the BEST time with Anna, During are emails she kept saying it was our trip and it was. Did everything we wanted to do. When we had questions about the "housing neighborhoods"in Singapore she took us there so that we could see how the work. We visited the shopping center associated with the center,my husband had a hair cut,my, we visited a bakery "yum", ate at restaurant. She went out of her way to organize our time free time.
Carl MarionUnited States
Anna was amazing while taking us through Singapore. She explored the city not only for the tourist spots, but into the heart and soul of the cities citizens and life style. We experienced local food favorites as well. Wonderful day with Anna!! 10 stars!!!
Robert CooperUnited States
Anna was excellent before, during and after our tour. Everything delivered as promised and excellent itinerary with perfect information, driver and vehicle. She went beyond expectations. Who recommend her without reservation
James KendrickUnited States
Outstanding! Very knowledgeable, excellent English, outgoing and fun personality. Could not be better.
Douglas FiskUnited States
My wife and I spent a fantastic day exploring with Anna. Having traveled all over the world, she is one of the best guides I have ever met. She didn't just show us Singapore, she taught us about her home. We learned how to eat at the food hawkers, what to order, what to avoid, and she encouraged us to experience the markets, temples, the Malay, Indian and Chinese neighborhoods. She was flexible, and showed us her city from a place of pride and passion. She was simply the best; I recommend her highly!
Susan GoodnatureUnited States
Designed and conducted our tour to accommodate our priorities and made excellent recommendations. Extremely knowledgable very professional. One of the top 5 tour guides in many years and countries. She really made it informative and fun.
Kandace CampbellHouston, TX, United States
Anna is wonderful. Very knowledgeable and accommidating
Kandace CampbellHouston, TX, United States
She is always willing to go the extra mile so you are able to see the sights that are important to you
Donna J.United States
Anna was truly a joy to be with. She made the four of us feel very comfortable at all times and was very well versed in all that we saw. One in our group walked slowly, but she managed to show us everything anyway. We would absolutely highly recommend her to anyone, anytime.
Elliott Dale RiceUnited States
An awesome experience. Anna was extremely knowledgeable and catered to our every wish. The best!
The tour was great. Anna was the best showing us singapore. She just did what we wanted to do and had a lot of patience. Highly recommended.She arranged everything since our arrival at the airport.
Scott NixonUnited States
Anna was great! She totally customized our day to accommodate other commitments we had during the day. The van was brand new and very comfortable and Anna was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Singapore. She even took us right to immigration inside the cruise center! The four of us highly recommend Anna. Singapore is an amazing city and admittedly is easy to get around by taxi or mass transit, but we would still use Anna again because she is so knowledgeable, informative and fun to be with.
Kathryn (Kathy) McKeanUnited Kingdom
Booking easy,safe and Anna was wonderful, full of facts, knowledge and very adaptable. I was very particular with what I wanted to see on day 1, as this was a memory trip. Had booked car 1 day, walking next. Due to my husband injuring knee and using stick we had to use taxis 2nd day but tour was adapted well and Anna really looked after him, even carried our shopping bag! Still managed to do everything we wanted and more but differently eg driving Haji Lane and Haw Par Villa, seeing all sights Thank you
Lee AlexanderUnited States
Anna is the absolute best tour guide. Her knowledge of, and love for, Singapore made our experience in that country simply amazing. She is also flexible, tailored our tour to our individual interests, and really cares about her guests. Thanks Anna!!!!!
Wayne HooverScottsdale, AZ, United States
Anna provided us with a wonderful two days exploring her beautiful city and learning about its colorful history. Especially the variety of local foods from all of the ethnic groups that live in Singapore. Our time with Anna was one of the highlights of our month long trip to SE Asia.
Manny LucioNew Zealand
Anna is a wonderful tour guide. She made it so enjoyable and showed us the "real" Singapore. Highly recommended!!!
Anna has a wealth of knowledge about her country. The information she provided us enabled us to get a good picture of the Singapore culture. She provided us with cards to the Metro which made it really easy to travel and it was a convenient way to keep track of our incidentals. She was flexible in customizing our tour to what we wanted to see making the tour more enjoyable. It was unfortunate that our timing coincided with Indonesia's burning which cast a haze across the country. Otherwise, enjoyable!
Ivy (maxine) A.Australia
Travelled to Singapore with my husband for a few days and did a two day private walking tour with Anna. We asked for a tour showing us all aspects of Singapore - historical, cultural, today and the future. Anna delivered this perfectly and we now know Singapore very well! Anna is the perfect guide being well informed, organised, having a sense of humour and nothing we requested was any problem. Highly recommend a tour with Anna!!
Andrea LatishUnited States
We went on tour for 2 days with Anna. She is fabulous, totally knowledgeable, totally flexible, knows the little facts about everything making every location more enjoyable. She is tireless with tons of energy and can get you anywhere you want to go. I give her a 10.
Cynthia B.United States
Anna provided a superb tour of Singapore covering diverse areas of the city along with a delicious introduction to Singapore's famous foods! Her smile and sense of humor were contagious. Anna was prompt, outgoing and caring - I felt like I was seeing Singapore with a friend. I give Anna the highest rating and recommend her services without reservation!
Laura RosenquistUnited States
All the other five-star ratings were 100% accurate; Anna was amazing. She was fun, informative, and very flexible with last-minute changes to our tour. I would absolutely recommend her for anyone visiting Singapore.
Richard RubensteinUnited States
Anna was simply wonderful. She spent 8 hours with my wife and me and answered every question and made sure that everything we wanted to see was taken care of. Be sure if you have a meal you let her rate the items--yum yum is a great rating and she was always right. And be sure to go to the special desert place with flavored shaved ice--a great experience. A 5 plus recommendation..
Anna was very good , clear 100% english , full program , long day , attentive and informative , like touring with a good friend.
Anna was a delight from start to finish. I sent very detailed information prior to our tour to ensure we experienced Singapore in the only day we were there - and Anna did a brilliant job and didn't complain about my (rather directional) requests! She was on time, prepared, efficient and also the real love for her city shone through everything we did. I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna regardless of the TYPE of tour you want because when it comes to Singapore Anna knows and loves all. Thank you Anna!
Carey FaganUnited States
Anna was a wonderful guide. We arranged a custom tour based on our interest. She designed our day perfectly! She was very knowledgeable about the history of Singapore and was able to answer all our questions. We had a great time exploring the area of Kampong Glam. We even had the opportunity to witness a wedding in the mosque. We had a fabulous Malay lunch and Anna recommended a diverse variety of wonderful dishes. A great day and would highly recommend Anna.
Keith MargulisUnited States
We spent an amazing two days with Anna in Singapore. She prepared a customized tour for us based on our interests. She was prompt each day and spent about 10 hrs with us each day. We saw more than we ever could have on our own. The tour included cultural stops, historical stops and of course, food stops. Anna recommended a wonderful hotel for us and helped us plan a day on our own. She was easy to understand, friendly and really made an effort to provide us with the best experience possible. The best!
Lucienne WallaceNew Zealand
Anna was fabulous. Her tour was perfectly tailor made to ensure a vibrant, fun, informative and personal experience. Would HIGHLY recommend her to those wanting to see the real Singapore.
Stephen W.United Kingdom
Anna was a superb tour guide. She took all our requirements into account to provide a really enjoyable two day custom tour. We really enjoyed our time in Singapore and were able to experience so much in such a short time, all thanks to Anna! It's amazing how much there is to do and see in Singapore. The food is amazing, and we sampled many local foods and had loads of ideas for our evening meals. With Anna's recommendations you don't have to break the bank for fantastic food and adventures.
James CrossUnited States
Excellent guide. Good english and very knowledgeable about her country. Flexible and very enjoyable day.
Philippe OdierUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Anna, she was able to customize our needs and did a super job.We can highly recommend Anna. She introduced us to may great sights and will have so many super memories.
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
Anna was a fun and active guide. She was totally attentive to our interests and requests both before and during our tour. Plus, she introduced us to the yum-yum world of Singaporean cuisine. We had a super day out exploring and eating our way through the city. Thank you!
Mark C.Saint Charles, ILLINOIS, United States
Anna did a wonderful job of filling our 10-hour layover in Singapore. She was very accommodating, picking us up promptly at the cruise terminal, showing us her delightful city, and arranging our airport drop-off. She put together a nice itinerary and was flexible in accommodating our interests, including major tourist sights and local color. She has a wealth of knowledge, is enthusiastic, and clearly proud of Singapore. Thanks, Anna, for a memorable conclusion to our Southeast Asia visit.
Lynn McLeanUnited States
First time we have used TBL and will definitely use again. Anna was fantastic, very professional and knowledgable. She provided a wonderful introduction to Singapore's history, culture and food. Singapore is a fantastic city. We plan to visit again and will schedule our tours with Anna. The car was very nice and driver was professional.
Katherine de PaloAustralia
Anna was great. She showed my husband, 2 adult children & I around her city in an organised & informative fashion. She was very solicitous of our welfare & enjoyment & I would recommend her unreservedly.
Nanette MayberryUnited States
We booked Anna to show us around Singapore after we got off the cruise ship. Our plane did not leave until 6:00 at night so we had about 7 hours with her. Since we had our luggage, she arranged a van and driver to take us around and to the airport. Anna was terrific! She was pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful and fun! We loved the wet market in Chinatown. There she got us many different things to eat and drink that we had never heard of! I hope to go back to Singapore and will definately hire Anna again.
We had one day to have a short view of Singapore. Anna had very well adjust the program to our wishes. She is very dynamic, kind. I strongly recommend Anna as your guide to discover Singapore Cécile
Daksha GovindSouth Africa
We were in Singapore for a short stop-over between flights and we are so glad that Anna took us around to show us the main sights. Anna is extremely warm an loving with the kids; she is very knowledgeable and we gained valuable insights on this tour. Thanks Anna! Daksha Govind
Deborah MuellerUnited States
We spent a wonderful day touring Singapore with Anna. She met us at our hotel at 9:00 a.m. and the 4 of us enjoyed a private tour experiencing the sights and culture of Singapore until 7:00 p.m. that evening. At that time she arranged with a cab driver to take us to a restaurant we had chosen. Although our scheduled tour time was over she insisted on staying with us until we were safely on our way to the restaurant. She was very informative & fun. A Great Day!
Martha GillilandUnited States
Anna was just terrific. She was very clear that she welcomed me to comment regularly through our time together on whether I was enjoying what we were doing or not. She was happy to change. In setting up the tour she made sure she understood me and my interests. She encouraged me to "eat local" which I really enjoyed and she made me comfortable. Most importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable. I wanted to learn a lot about the history, culture, education, government and environment of Singapore;
Debra BiloskirkaUnited States
Anna was one of the best tour guides we have ever had! She was very knowledgeable, very pleasant and spunky. We had a long tour with her and enjoyed every minute of it! We definitely would look to use her again on a return trip to Singapore. Great value for the money as well.
Lee I.United States
Anna's English is perfect and her knowledge of Singapore is extensive - no question she could not answer. We not only enjoyed Singapore but enjoyed her as well. Highly recommend her.
Caryl RahnUnited States
Anna was a great tour guide, showing us all the interesting parts of Singapore. We were able to do and see everything we wanted to. Anna planned the tour very well and found us a wonderful driver. We highly recommend her.
Sam HassineUnited States
Me and my family had a fabulous day in Singapore thanks to Anna. Would highly recomend her to anyone visiting that beautiful city. She had great knowledge, great smile and was very accommodating to our needs.