Enjoy heritage and art across our cultural island

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A Walk in the Shadow of Raffles

by Betel Box Tours

Tour participants along Civic District

This tour takes your guests back in time to the founding of modern-day Singapore. They will enjoy following the footsteps of Sir Stamford Raffles through the Colonial District, past landmarks like Fort Canning and the Raffles Hotel as they trace historical moments in his life and discover the contributions of our founding fathers. The tour continues into the Supreme Court where participants can enjoy a breath-taking view from the roof of this building.

An experienced local guide will divulge the history of the East India Company, the modern stock exchange and the Anglo-Dutch Treaty over the course of this four-hour tour. The tour duration, group size and frequency can be customised according to travel agents’ needs and preferences. Travel agents enjoy a 20% discount.


Address: Raffles Place MRT, Ground Level Exit B

Duration: Approximately four hours

Maximum group size: 12

Website: betelboxtours.com

To book: Call +65 9681 9605 or email [email protected](Trade contact: Leong Woon)

Available in these language(/s): English

Singapore 1920s: Trails of Tan Ah Huat

by Let’s Go Tour

Fictional character Tan Ah Huat

This tour takes its participants back to the 1920s, to experience the places where migrant Chinese labourers, like the fictional Tan Ah Huat, lived and worked. On this insightful stroll, your clients will visit numerous historical landmarks, which include the places of worship and recreation of early Singaporean settlers. They will be brought to lesser-known gems and told eye-opening anecdotes about Singapore’s transformation since colonial times, by a knowledgeable tour guide. The duration and route of this tour can also be customised according to travel agents’ needs and preferences.

Address: 462 Crawford Lane #01-57

Duration: Four hours

Maximum group size: 30 pax

Website: letsgobikesingapore.com

To book: Call +65 9271 0978 or email [email protected] (Trade contact: Robin Loh)

Available in these language(/s): English and soon Mandarin

A Journey Through Time from Colonial Past to Visionary Global Metropolis

by Hello Singapore Tours

National Gallery Singapore

While your clients explore the multifaceted Civic District on this walking tour, they will also discover pivotal junctures in Singapore’s history. Transitioning from land to sea, this tour leads its participants aboard a traditional bumboat that will cruise down the Singapore River, from which your clients can enjoy a different view of Marina Bay. On this informative adventure, they will learn about the daily lives of early migrants, as well as those of modern Singaporeans, from an experienced local tour guide. The guide will also bring your guests to the roof of an award-winning residential apartment block, from which they can take in an amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore. Clients have the option of ending the night with a hearty dinner in a hawker centre in Chinatown and a Singapore Sling in a hidden rooftop bar. Private tours can be customised and made to include ticketed attractions like Gardens by the Bay. Special rates for travel agents and group bookings are available upon request.

 

Address: City Hall MRT, Ground Level Exit B; Hotel pickup is available for private tours

Duration: Four and a half hours

Maximum group size: Nine for public tours; private tours can accommodate up to 90 pax (conducted in groups of 15)

Website: hellosingaporetours.com

To book: Call +65 9630 8621 or email [email protected] (Trade contact: Laura Blackhall)

Available in these language(/s): English. For private tours, Mandarin and Cantonese are available upon request.

Kampong Glam: Of Malay Royalty and Colourful Streetscapes

by Culture Curious

Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam was where the local sultan once lived and was where many early migrants first settled, including the Arabs, Javanese, Bugis and even some Chinese. Guests on this tour will discover the trades of these early Singaporeans, which included stone masonry, tombstone-making and pilgrimage brokering services. Participants will learn more about Singapore’s Malay community through visits to the Sultan Mosque and to intergenerational businesses that have become iconic establishments along the streets of Kampong Glam. Juxtaposed by avant-garde skyscrapers, the conserved shophouses of this vibrant lifestyle and shopping district invites its visitors to explore its nooks and crannies to discover great buys and hip cafes. On this tour, your clients will also get to sample local food, meet street artists and indigenous craftsmen, and browse an array of traditional garments and handicrafts on display along Arab Street. Tours are customisable upon request, with the option of including an art workshop. The tour operator also offers special rates for tour agents and big groups.

Address: Bugis MRT, Exit E

Duration: Two to three and a half hours

Maximum group size: Group sizes are customisable, minimum three persons

Website: culturecurious.biz (website to go live end-Jan)

To book: Call +65 9115 3874 or email [email protected] (Trade contact: Rachel Chen)

Available in these language(/s): English. For private tours, German, Mandarin and several other languages are available upon request.

Picturing Places of Colonial Singapore

by Culture Curious

Civic District / City Hall

Sign your guests up for this multisensory experience, which will walk them through the rich history and diversity of our city. On this tour conducted every Friday, participants can enjoy snapshots of both old and new Singapore, through the eyes of yesteryear and modern-day artists. Led by an experienced guide, this tour will weave through teeming Telok Ayer, the Central Business District and the Civic District as its participants discover riveting tales about notable people and places, as told through public art, photography and archived images. More than just an art tour, this immersive experience will also bring your guests to feast at one of Singapore’s oldest markets, Lau Pa Sat, which will amaze them with its culinary diversity and architectural detail. Tours are customisable upon request. The tour operator also offers special rates for tour agents and big groups.

Address: Telok Ayer MRT, Exit A

Duration: Three hours

Maximum group size: Group sizes are customisable, minimum two persons

Website: culturecurious.biz (website to go live end-Jan)

To book: Call +65 9115 3874 or email [email protected] (Trade contact: Rachel Chen)

Available in these language(/s): English. For private tours, German, Mandarin and several other languages are available upon request.