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Colonial Heritage Walking Tour

Half DayTour

Overview

Trace Singapore’s history from its humble beginnings to the thriving metropolis that it is today. Take a relaxing stroll to visit the refurbished buildings of the former City Hall, Supreme Court, Old Parliament House and the Fullerton Hotel where panoramic views of Singapore’s mix of old and new awaits.

Itinerary

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Colonial Heritage Walking Tour
- Half Day
At 10:00 this morning be met by the guide at the hotel before hopping onto the MRT to Cityhall Station where the walking tour begins.

Begin at the National Gallery of Singapore. Take the elevator up to the 5th floor for a panoramic view of Singapore’s iconic old and new sites like the Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and more. Learn about the importance of the historical importance of the City Hall, overlooking the Padang and the Cricket Club. Next visit the Supreme Court Wing. Marvel at the amazing architecture and panels of the building from the concourse. Then visit the country’s old supreme court where old Chief Justices sat and held trials. The architecture has been amazingly restored and preserved. Visit the old holding cells at the back of the Supreme Court Foyer and learn about some of the stories behind Singapore law and order.

Next, cross over to visit the Arts House (the old Parliament House of Singapore). Take the stairs up to the second floor and view the parliamentary seatings of Singapore founding ministers - their name plates are still on the seats!

Then, visit the Victoria Concert Hall, the former entertainment hub of old Singapore. Go to level 3 and learn all about the story behind this hall.

Then pass the statues of the main founders of Singapore - Sang Nila Utama and Sir Stamford Raffles. Learn about their significance in finding modern and thriving Singapore.

Next, stop to cool off with a local ice kopi / teh or lime juice. If lucky, see the local ice-cream man selling traditional ice-cream flavours with wafers and bread.

Refreshed, cross the Cavenagh Bridge to the Fullerton Hotel. Once the General Post Office, this building’s architecture has been carefully restored in a world renowned hotel today.

Take the underpass to learn more about the history of the Fullerton Hotel before arriving at the Merlion Park. A mythical creature created to promote tourism in Singapore - learn all about it’s beginnings and how it has become the icon of Singapore today.

Finish the tour at 14:00, choose to explore the area and hop back on the MRT back to the hotel to rest.
 
Please note - Additional surcharges apply if guests will like to visit the museum exhibits.

Important Information


Our services include:
– One day Singapore tourist transport pass.
– Service of English speaking local guide.
– All entrance fees and activities as mentioned.
– Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner).
Our services do not include:
– Other meals than mentioned.
– Other services than mentioned.
– Personal travel Insurance.
– Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items.
– Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.
– High seasonal surcharge for non
-English speaking guide.

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