Think you know Singapore well? We challenged 3 teams to rediscover Singapore by solving riddles and completing hilarious tasks, using only the ultimate everyday app: DBS PayLah!

From making cashless payments in a snap to exploring heritage districts and local brands for their next clue, watch how each team uses their experiences and wits to creatively solve challenges with one goal in sight: to win YOU — yes, you reading this — awesome prizes.

Watch all PayLah! Masters of the Hood episodes to find out how you can win them!

How much heat can RRILEY handle? Will Mediacorp 987 DJ, Joakim ever find his way in the mall? And when will Jade get off the giant swing and back to the challenge? Get the answers in this episode!

THELIONCITYBOY shows his flow, while Aarika shows off her linguistic skills as Charmaine keeps the team’s goal on track… well, almost.

Will Team Titan’s Jianhao, Ridhwan and Amander’s witty banter and street smarts be enough to see them through the challenges? Watch till the end for a surprising twist!

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Explore the sights and places that the teams visited so you too can become a Master of the Hood.

Little India

A vibrant district that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community, from diverse places of worship to delicious North and South Indian cuisine.

Tan Teng Niah House

A symbol of our melting pot of cultures dating back to when small Chinese industries operated alongside cattle and rattan businesses. It was restored in the 1980s to its colourful form today, winning an architectural award and receiving Landmark Status by the National Heritage Board.

Tekka Centre

Originally named Kandang Kerbau (buffalo enclosure) Market after the area known for cattle and meat trade, it was rebuilt into a residential-shopping complex known as Tekka Centre today, and continues to be popular amongst people from all walks of life with its wide variety of fresh meat, vegetables and retail goods sold.

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Kampong Gelam

Historically one of Singapore’s oldest urban neighbourhoods and home to the Malay, Arab and Bugis communities. From the iconic Sultan Mosque that’s almost 200 years old to the trendy, multi-coloured Haji Lane, Kampong Gelam is filled with many treats for the senses.

Malay Heritage Centre

Once the royal seat of the Malay Sultans of Singapore, this former Istana is now dedicated to showcasing the rich heritage and culture of Singapore’s Malay community. Tours follow the original palace layout, where guests start from the upper floor and end at the ground level.

Kampong Gelam Murals

Arguably the district’s biggest draw are its over 30 murals by local and international artists scattered around the neighbourhood that you can easily explore by foot, some spanning several walls and enveloping buildings with a vibrant splash of colour.

Hjh Maimunah

A Michelin bib gourmand listed eatery, Hajah Maimunah is a familiar name serving traditional, Kampung-styled nasi padang cuisine. Choose from a wide range of over 40 dishes, not including desserts!

Civic District

Raffles City

Designed by world renowned architect I M Pei, Raffles City is a “city within a city” with retail, commercial, hotel and convention centre spaces. Enjoy over 200 local and international shops and restaurants, with everything from casual eats to Michelin star dining, luxury boutiques to everyday necessities.


The fully-rebuilt Funan houses many firsts in Singapore for a mall, including a bicycle track through the building and a futuristic food court. More than just IT and electronics, it also has boutiques, diverse F&B offerings, theatre, a multi-storey rock climbing wall and co-working and co-living spaces – you can basically live, work and play, all in one place!


Previously an enclave to Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, Chinatown today is a blend of historic medicine halls and places of worship alongside trendy lifestyle shops and hip bars. It’s also the only Chinatown in the world that is home to a Buddhist temple, a mosque, and a Hindu temple along a single street.

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple dating back to 1827, dedicated to the goddess Mariamman. It was an important place for community activities during the colonial era, and features a majestic gopuram (grand tower entrance) with six tiers covered with sculptures of deities and mythological figures.

30 Temple Street Mural

Painted by artist Yip Yew Chong, this is one of the largest murals in Chinatown and features a plethora of scenes typical of the olden days, from wet markets to street-side vendors, and a boisterous scene in a communal coffee shop setting – something you’d still find today.

Chinatown Food Complex

The bustling complex is one of Singapore’s largest hawker centres with over 260 stalls serving local and regional delicacies. It was featured in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide when one of its stalls was awarded one Michelin star back in 2016, becoming one of the cheapest Michelin star meals in the world!

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