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Singapore: History & Culture Highlights Walking Tour

Product ID: 364725
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Discover Singapore's history and culture with a guide on a relaxed, small-group walk through the Civic District, Marina Bay, and Chinatown. See some of Singapore's top sights and enjoy a morning of cultural sightseeing.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Singapore's rich traditions and hear stories of its early immigrants through key sights and public art
  • Get a local's perspective on the city's miracle story, multicultural diversity, and more
  • Explore a popular local hawker center and taste a Michelin-listed snack
  • Admire the iconic skyline from the Merlion Park
  • Visit the Civic District, Old Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore
Full description
Singapore is known as a melting pot of cultures for many reasons. It is architecturally stunning, multi-culturally vibrant, and rooted in 700 years of history. Follow your guide on a relaxed, small-group walk through the Civic District, Marina Bay, and Chinatown.

Meet your group in the morning near Telok Ayer MRT Station and begin your walk at the oldest Hokkien Chinese temple in Singapore. Exquisitely restored to its former glory, it has welcomed waves of Chinese immigrants since 1842 and continues to attract local devotees. Your guide will shed light on the key religions of Singapore and the traditions of the Chinese community.

A short walk away takes you to the top sights of Civic District and Marina Bay, where you will visit the Merlion Park and admire the iconic skyline of Singapore, including the award-winning Marina Bay Sands. Hear about Singapore's miracle story and its urban development and social policies, which were instrumental in shaping the nation as a City in a Garden.

Follow the Singapore River as it leads to the heart of Civic District. Here, you'll visit the Old Parliament House (now known as Arts House) and see some colonial-era architecture before being rewarded with a stunning rooftop view at the end of the walk. The tour will end near City Hall MRT.
Includes
  • One Michelin-listed snack
  • English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to National Gallery Singapore exhibition galleries/paid areas

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop right in front of the entrance (street level) of Telok Ayer MRT Station (Exit A). Your guide will be wearing a Singapore Tourism Board badge/lanyard.

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Important information
Know before you go
• During the tour, you will only visit the public areas of the National Gallery Singapore and will not enter the paid admission areas.
• If you are a wheelchair user, please contact rachel@culturecurious.biz before booking your tour.
• This is a walking tour of approximately 1.2 miles with gentle inclines; it is suitable for most visitors.
• Singapore has year-round warm weather and will be humid; please drink plenty of water before/throughout the tour. Brief rest stops are included.

From US$ 52.72 per person

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Culture Curious Singapore Tours

Product ID: 364725