Professional Development Course

The Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore) or STGS was started by a group of experienced trainer guides in the year 2003 and has been working closely with Singapore Tourism Board (STB), World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) and other industry partners to promote the professionalism of tourist guides as the Tourism Ambassadors of Singapore.

STGS conceptualised and conducted numerous Professional Development Courses (PDC) in both English and Mandarin to help Tourist Guides refresh and update their product knowledge and guiding skills. Currently, STGS has about 500 members who are licensed tourist guides.

PDC Course Code PDC Course Title PDC Course Language Hours
CRS-N-0047590 Telling the Story of the Hainanese (Chinese) in Singapore English 华文 7
CRS-N-0047589 Telling the Serangoon Road Story to Visitors 华文 7
CRS-N-0047381 Buildings Tell Stories in Singapore English 华文 7
CRS-N-0046235 Conducting Battlefield Tours – Northwestern & Southern Route English 7
CRS-N-0046234 International Sports Events Tourism English 7
CRS-N-0046233 Telling the Jurong Story to Visitors English 华文 7
CRS-N-0045383 Being Prepared In The Face of Terrorism – A Tourism Perspective English 华文 7
CRS-N-0043872 How To Guide Effectively – Peranakan Museum English 7
CRS-N-0043828 Knowing Our ABC Water Features and NEWater Story English 华文 7
CRS-N-0043053 Guiding Skills in Art Gallery & Museum English 华文 7
CRS-N-0040757 The Hidden Face of Tiong Bahru English 7
CRS-N-0040452 The Geomancy Elements hidden in Singapore Skyscrapers 华文 7
CRS-N-0040368 Law and Order - The Judiciary System & Border Security of Singapore English 华文 7
CRS-N-0040325 Beneath the Golden Veil – The Building History Tours of National Gallery Singapore English 华文 7
CRS-N-0035440 Singapore Botanic Gardens: Social & Cultural Landscape English 华文 7
CRS-N-0035439 Exploring Peranakan Culture 华文 7
CRS-N-0035400 Port of Singapore English 华文 7
CRS-N-0035326 Development of Housing in Singapore 华文 7
CRS-N-0035307 City Gem 华文 7

Terms for Funding

  • Trainee MUST achieve at least 75% of the training hours
  • Trainee MUST pass the assessments
  • Trainee MUST provide their required information in below forms accurately. In the event information provided are incorrect resulting in STGS unable to claim, STGS reserve the rights to pursue the unclaimed amount from the trainee.
  • Trainee MUST provide copy of their NRIC (front page) and WTS letter* (if applicable) to STGS for verification purpose
  • Company sponsored Singaporean/PR (payment must be by company cheque) are eligible for absentee payroll **

Refund Policy

  • No refund allowed 7 days prior to course start date
  • Trainees who fail to show up during course start date without valid reason (taking last-minute job cannot be consider) shall not be allow to change date or PDC and amount paid shall be forfeited

Do Note

  • Information & documents collected are meant for use for application of SSG funding & processing of STB PDC submission only.
  • STGS reserved the rights to cancel, postpone or amend the date and time of the PDC delivery.