Pamela WilkinsUnited States
We had been to Singapore before but only for a day. We wanted to really explore the city. Our guide, Nurhana did a great job showing us the real Singapore. Having lived there all his life, he gave us an in-depth knowledge of the city and city life. He also made it fun and listened to us as far as what we wanted to see and the pace we wanted to go at. He was one of our best guides ever. We would definitely recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Singapore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pam & Jack. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am happy both of you had a good time. I sincerely hope to see you again. Next time we do an evening tour, so I can show you how beautiful Singapore is at night and the rooftop garden at the fancy public housing we saw. Please tell Jack, I promise, no Bungy Jumping hahaha....take care. God Bless.
Harland GreeneCape Coral, FL, United States
We feel privileged to have spent a very full day with "Han" She is a great person. We covered a lot of ground, marveled, laughed and had an all around had a great experience. To a novice visitor to Singapore, we immersed, enjoyed and were taken care of "pampered" all day. From cruise port to airport we were in excellent hands. It says it all when Han even followed up to check on our travels back to the States. It was emotional leaving her. We are better people for having shared a day with a with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your great sense of humour throughout our correspondence before the tour made me look forward to the tour. The four of you were really sweet and fun. I had a blast. Chip, thank you for being you and for choosing me as your local guide. God Bless.
James FastovskyUnited States
Nurhana was an excellent guide that did exactly what we wanted to do. Very helpful and informative and attentive to our needs Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim & Elsa. I had a blast. Hope the loved ones and friends like the gifts you bought for them. I can picture Elsa going around in one of the pants and top she bought. Oh the synagogue eventually replied asking if we'd like a tour but for the next day. Best wishes and God Bless.
Great walking tour today with Han. She was very knowledgeable as we visited many different Singapore areas and was a great photographer for me along the way. I always enjoy seeing the real neighborhoods and local food and customs, shopping can be done anytime. We also had time to drive to the Botanical Gardens and visit the Orchid area. She also gave me tips for what I can still do on my own in the evening. I highly recommend ToursbyLocals, I've never been disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda, you're a trooper. You did not cancel on me despite the COVID-19 concerns. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You were a great walking companion. Down-to-earth. Easy to talk to. You were superb. Happy to have achieved the 14,000 steps with you. Yeah! Take care.
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
We had the opportunity to visit a part of Singapore most tourists don't see -- the Malay area with its markets and neighborhoods. This was a very personal tour -- we even met Han's mother and saw her home, as we learned that public housing in Singapore beats public housing anywhere else! Han was a very personable, cheerful, helpful and extremely knowledgeable guide -- a guide we would be happy to tour with again. Thank you, Han -- and mother!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Kathy & Hal. Thank you so much for the lovely review. Both of you are kind and great company to be with. I love that both of you were open to explore the heartlands, even the ‘gritty’ parts (read wet market). Wishing you the best and enjoy your cruise.
Susan Ford-JonesUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sue, thank you for being a friend. I enjoyed our time together. You are so funny and fun to hang out with. Humour breaks cultural boundaries. Singapore was waiting for you hence all the showers of lights everywhere (LOL). I'm glad we were able to enjoy the 'Light to Night Festival' which was part of the Singapore Art Week (SAW). Love to have you back in Singapore. Take care Sue and all the best for 2020.
Han was so kind and helpful during the tour. We have seen so many places and got a lot of information about Singapore. Thank you for being our tour guide and joining us in the hawker center and at Faber Mountain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christian and Nicole. It was a pleasure showing you around and introducing you to local food. I hope Singapore has left a lasting impression on you and we welcome you back.
Anu GattupalliUnited States
Nurhana was a great tour guide & a very nice person to spend the day with. She is super engaging & kind as well as educated about the landmarks and history of Singapore. As a local, she made us feel welcomed in her country. She was also flexible with her time and the itenerary which allowed us to make changes as we explored the city. I would definitely recommend Nurhana for your next trip in Singapore!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anu & Viha, thank you for giving me the opportunity to show you around. It was wonderful swapping stories and getting to know both of you. Hope you’ll come back with the whole family on your next visit.
Ricardo CruzUnited States
Been to many places with accompanied tour guides. I know if a tour manager is trying to be nice just because. Han is genuinely nice and the best tour guide I have ever met. She accommodated our needs based on our physical capacity. This tour requires a lot of walking. She would let us take breaks in an AC room to cope up with humidity. She also offered us free local food to taste. Best of all, she is knowledgeable of the history & landmarks of Singapore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ricky Wow. I am deeply touched. I had a blast and enjoyed the diversity of your family. It's lovely to see how all of you came together despite living in different places and married to different nationalities, remain tight as a family. Thank you so much Ricky, Glenn, Josephine, Ueda, Tony, Lynn, Nathaniel and Nicholas. Seasons greeting. God Bless.
Scott McClendonUnited States
Our tour by Nurhana was outstanding all day. We were able to totally customize all our visitations. My wife had stayed in Singapore 59 years ago and I had been there a few times for computer business. So we wanted to know the culture and the non shopping parts of a famous city. Her knowledge of the history , culture, people, and best sights, not only tourist, were invaluable. I would recommend her to any experienced travers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Scott & Betsy for having me as your local guide. Please come back again. I will bring you to places you would enjoy, remind you of old Singapore at the same time create new memories. Have a great 2020. God Bless!
Teresa SiebermanUnited States
I had the absolute pleasure of a lovely tour of Singapore with Nurhana. She met me right on time, had a comfortable car, and was very accommodating and flexible to my requests of where and what I wanted to see on our tour. She answered all my questions with competence and enthusiasm. I felt immediately at ease with her and she had a great sense of humor. I enjoyed seeing the more common tourist destinations, and really enjoyed seeing some of the local life as well. A great tour overall!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Teresa, thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are a great person and it made showing you around fun and easy. Lunch was great because I shared it with you. Good food. Nice conversation. Perfect. Hope to see you in Singapore again. Blessed New Year.
Jennifer StricklerUnited States
Great tour and Han did an amazing job. She customized the tour to fit our needs. We learned a lot about Singapore and their culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer & Marsha for allowing me to be your local guide. You were a sport. I am glad you tried local food - popiah (rolls), putu bambu and Malay lunch with the assorted dishes of beef rendang, ayam bakar (grilled chicken), sayur nangka (jackfruit) and bagedel (potato crocquet). Take care and God Bless.
Bertha BarrazaUnited States
I had a wonderful time, despite that I only spent half of day on the tour. My tour guide has the most amazing attitude, she's knowledgeable and flexible to one's needs... but her pictures are the cherry on top, and at the end of the tour she will drop your pictures (I have an IPhone). At any rate, one of my top tours and i hace many. I'm not sure how to download photos ... i will research and post some.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bertha, thank you for giving me the wonderful pleasure of showing you around. I am happy we took plenty of pictures. You are such a great person to hang out with and I enjoyed every single moment. Love your energy and positivity. I wish you the very best. Keep doing you! Thank you for the review.
Bill CioffiUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Goes out of her way to accommodate your desires. I would definitely hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill and Theresa for the lovely day and the review. It was an absolute pleasure showing you around. Hope the light show was a nice ending to the day. Enjoy the rest of your stay here.
Denise AmoryUnited States
Han was AMAZING. She is so Knowledgeable. She made sure we got to see the top sites on our list. She also made suggestions for other areas worth visiting. She was so Awesome. We felt like she was a good friend we knew for years. Thanks Han for a Fabulous trip to Singapore. You are awesome at what you do. Also thanks for the really nice pics. You took if us. You Rock. ��������
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Denise for the wonderful review. I had a great time showing Fitzgerald, Andrew and yourself around. Come back soon so I can show you more of Singapore's hidden gems, and this time probably get someone to teach you how to cook the jackfruit dish you tried. Take care. Hugs.
Theresa A SheffieldUnited States
We would highly recommend Han. We had a terrific day and she took all kinds of photos of us that we were not expecting. We loved how she customized the trip to suit our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Theresa for the review. I loved that everyone was easy going and game for a good Indian lunch. My only regret is that Will didn't get to try durians (LOL). Hope the henna paint on Ainsley's hand becomes more defined by the day. I love taking pictures and hope it will put on a smile each time you look at them. Bon Voyage! Have a wonderful trip in Hong Kong.
Wanda HaleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wanda, thank you for the 5 Stars rating. I enjoyed our conversations and learnt a lot from you, especially on flora. Hope you were able to buy the sculptures from Steven.
Joan ZaslowUnited States
Han was beyond wonderful!!! She took my grandson and me EVERYWHERE & BEYOND... Little India, Kampong Glam, Chinatown, a Buddhist temple, a Mosque, the gorgeous views from Mt Faber Park as well as a fantastic evening light show at Gardens by the Bay. She made certain we tasted Peranakan specialties as well as the famous Chinese Hainese Chicken Rice at Anthony Bourdain's favorite Maxwell Road Hawker Center. She is energetic, personable, knowledgeable...a pure delight!! We truly loved our day with Han!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joan, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your local guide. It's wonderful to have enthused travelers like Brett and you. Your energy and enthusiasm keeps me going. I love the fact that you were both game to explore the gritty part of Singapore alongside the modern attractions. As a tourist guide, it made my job easier and fulfilling. It warms my heart to see how down-to-earth both of you are. Keep doing you. Best wishes.
Gerald WoodleyUnited States
Singapore did not disappoint. It was everything and more because we had the best guide. Han was our Singapore guide extraordinaire! She is extremely proficient in English, knowledgeable, energetic, and her love for this fabulous city was contagious. Han was punctual and efficient, chauffeured us around in a comfortable (and yes, air-conditioned) car, organized all the city's highlights for us, and educated and entertained us all day! We have many pics she took of us to remember this fun day. Thanks Han!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much for your kindness, Gary & Val. I had fun bringing you around especially the shopping at Mustafa hahaha. Thank you for the opportunity to be your local guide and the memories.
John SymondsUnited States
Nurhana did an excellent job giving us a tour of Singapore both by day and night. The light shows were fantastic. We very much appreciated her flexibility in rearranging our itinerary to make it truly custom. Having a private car and driver made it possible to see so much more than we could have seen on our ouw.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for the wonderful review. I am glad we managed to catch both light shows - Spectra (Marina Bay) and Rhapsody (Gardens By The Bay). Seeing the city at night was a good 'wrap-up' of the full-day tour. Thank you for having me as your local guide.
Cynthia AnselmiUnited States
Enjoyed our full day seeing the sites of Singapore with Han. English spoken very well, knowledgeable. We enjoyed some local Chinese food. Stopped for masala tea. Three ethnic neighborhoods Chinese, Indian, and Arabic. A great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia & Ken for choosing me as your guide. It's always a wonderful experience having company that are engaging. I gained knowledge from both of you from the various topics we spoke about. I had a great day too. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Singapore :)
Amal PollackUnited States
We have traveled all over the world and have used many tour guides. Nurhana ranks at or very near the top of the list in terms of all tour guides we've used. She's an exceptional person and is very knowledgeable and considerate. She went out of her way to make sure we were taking care of!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Amal for writing a delightful review. If I've done a good job that's because I was amongst wonderful people who drew out the best in me. The four of you have such great sense of humor. I shall always remember your celebrity moment with the Chinese tourists, Elliot's and Chris' humor to 'be noticed' by them and thinking we lost Sally after coming down from the bridge. That was so funny we all had a good laugh. Thank you for the memories Amal, Elliot, Sally & Chris. Take Care & God Bless.
Han is a stellar guide - the best ever. She went above and beyond to understand all our needs in details before the trip and in all ways made our tour outstanding and memorable. Besides the things we wanted to see, she organized visits to local places we would never have found on our own and made us taste local food. Five star guide and an absolutely wonderful person that you can only enjoy being around. Highly, highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kritte, thank you for choosing me to take Jonna and Mads around. Nothing gives me great joy to know my guests had a great and memorable time. I am glad we ended the day at Mamanda's where they got to try Beef Rendang and Teh Tarik. Mamanda's will be closed in a few months so at least they have that as a memory.
Trevor PearsonSouth Africa
Han gave us a wonderful tour. We loved seeing the apartments close up. The Trip to Sentosa Island was wonderful we went by cable car while Han drove to the Island. We climbed the Merlion, and took another cable car around the Island. We were then driven to many delightful places in the Island. Thank you Han.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy you enjoyed the tour. The apartments or public housing was an impromptu. Now you can say you’ve not only seen the Merlion, but you’ve been in one. Thank you for the opportunity Trevor & Sheila :)
Victoria ElkinsUnited States
We extended our day tour with this night tour. Perfect way to end the day. I would HIGHLY recommend this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Can't go wrong with Prata and Teh Tarik. It's been a long time since I had supper. So, I should thank you....for making me eat so late hahaha. Excuse me, while I go run.
Victoria ElkinsUnited States
One of the best guides I've used. Very professional and fun. Was able to create an itinerary at the last minute that was a perfect fit for what we where looking for. I HIGHLY recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Victoria and Chris. It was my pleasure. I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
Best guide ever of Singapore. We had a truly interesting introduction to the Peranakan culture. Five stars without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ignace and Veronique for the compliments. I had an amazing time and very happy both of you got to see the Lion Dance performance, visited my home and met my neighbour's children, Shafi & Ainun. Thank you for the drinks and cakes. Enjoy Melaka!
Edward CrooksUnited States
Nuhana was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and worked diligently to ensure each of us had a good understanding of all aspects of Singapore
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Edward. I enjoyed my time with all of you. Enjoy your last full day in Singapore tomorrow, and your Singapore Sling, before you go on your cruise. You folks from Pennsylvania sure know how to have fun :)
Serena TaylorMount Pleasant, SC, United States
Han was sensitive to our different needs yet managed to please a group of 4 difficult adults! She was accommodating and so knowledgeable that it was hard to let her go at the end of the day! Highly recommended by all of us!! Comfortable car, clean and clear. Every thing you could hope for!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Serena, Terri, Tom and Steve. I am happy you had a great time. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The banters, the singing to 'our kind of songs', the jokes, reading signs in Malay and the boomerang shot. Coolness. Oh by the way, that was a record set putting all the luggage in the boot LOL. Enjoy your cruise!
Kimberly EversonUnited States
Nurhana is really friendly, well informed and easy going and we had a terrific day with her in beautiful Singapore. We have used ToursByLocals many times and Han was certainly among the best. Five star guide! Thanks Han and please thank your uncle for his generous hospitality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kimberly and Art (hope I got the spelling right) for having me as your guide. I had a great time showing you around. Both of you were awesome. Wishing both of you and the family a blessed 2019.