Please note that the following tour is only available on Mondays.
"This place possesses an excellent harbour... Singapore is everything we could desire" ~ Sir Stamford Raffles, 1819.
On 6th February 1819, Singapore was claimed as a trading outpost of the British Empire to "secure to the British flag the maritime superiority of the Eastern seas". In governance, religion, entertainment, and many other spheres, the imprint of Singapore's colonial past is indelible. Learn about Singapore's national flower, the Sarkies brothers, The Straits Times and that wonderful drink called ‘the Singapore Sling’. Discover Singapore's colonial legacy from "the time of empire".
Be guided by the experts of Singapore's rich heritage and colourful history. Highlights on this walk include St. Andrews Cathedral, Armenian Church, Chijmes and Raffles Hotel.
-Explore the 150-year-old Saint Andrew's Cathedral, witness to many historic events and personalities of colonial Singapore.
-Venture onto Coleman Street and get to know the man behind all the early colonial architecture of Singapore.
-Trace the fascinating history of the Armenian Diaspora at the Armenian Church - the oldest church in Singapore and a beautiful gem of a building surrounded by lush tropical fauna .
-Hear the colourful stories of the French missionary and discover their imprint at the gorgeous CHIJmes building, a former Convent.
-Re-live the nostalgia of the Golden Era of Travel at one of Singapore's last remaining grand bungalows, now better known as the Raffles Hotel.
-Enjoy a rare view of the cityscape from atop the Supreme Court Viewing Deck which overlooks the Future Down Town as our guide shares exciting snippets of major upcoming projects.
*Meeting point: City Hall MRT, Outside Exit B
*Guests are advised to dress comfortably, preferably wearing a cap and comfy shoes, and bring along sunglasses, an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.
Exclusion: Food and Beverages, Gratuity or Tip, Transportation.
Inclusion: Tour Guiding Services of Licensed Tour Guide
** Tours not available on Singapore Public Holidays