Sultans of Spice

3 HoursEnglish

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 2,5 hours Walking Tour in the Arabic neighbourhoods of Singapore, visit the Sultan Mosque and discover what used to be the Spice Trade Route.
  • Gain valuable insights to Islam at the historic Sultan Mosque and find out who-buys-what at the Traditional Muslim Supplies Shop.
  • Winner of Singapore Tourism Awards for Best Sightseeing/Leisure/Educational Programme 2004.

Description

Please note that the following tour is only available on Thursdays.

How was Singapore sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars? Find out about the man who did it, and the man who forced him to. No one remembers the sultans that used to rule, except us. The old Royal Palace, the Sultan Mosque, the Tombs of the Malayan Princes: they all carry an air of royalty snatched away too quickly. Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam in the legends of the mysterious 'keris' (dagger) and the story of the faith that is so often misunderstood. Don’t miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore’s indigenous culture still thrives!

Be guided by the experts of Singapore's rich heritage and colourful history. Highlights on this walk include the Sultan Mosque, understanding traditional Indonesian medicine and Arabic goods, the Old Royal Palace and Tombs.

ITINERARY:
-Get the inside scoop on the British East India Company's attempts to control the Spice Trade Route.
-Gain valuable insights to Islam at the historic Sultan Mosque and find out who-buys-what at the Traditional Muslim Supplies Shop.
-Explore some of the oldest (and narrowest!) streets in Singapore.
-Catch a glimpse of dying trades, some of the last remaining in the urban city.
-Take in the grandeur of the former Malay Palace (Old Istana Kampong Glam) before finding the Royal Graveyard in a most extraordinary state.

Remarks:
*Meeting place: Bugis 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

** Tour not available on Singapore's Public Hollidays

Amenities

  • Transfer not included
  • Shared activity
  • Operated by a company
  • Fixed time
  • Kids friendly: From 7 years old
  • Certified: Tour Guiding Services of Licensed Tour Guide
  • Special clothing: Wear a cap and comfy shoes, and bring along sunglasses, an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.
  • Restroom available
  • Senior friendly
$29.69
usd
per adult
$13.26
usd
per child

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