Singapore Colonial District Walk - The Time of Empire

It was very interesting. The tour guide was sweet. The tour went late, but it was worth it. The guide had so many unique historical anecdotes and was very knowledgeable. Rebecca O., Japan – See more reviews
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CHIJMES - former Catholic convent now a popular commercial complex
CHIJMES - former Catholic convent now a popular commercial complex
Singapore Sling - Flickr / vasenka
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What To Expect

This is the walk where you'll 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.

Highlights

  • Explore the historic Saint Andrew's Cathedral and visit Coleman Street

  • Trace the fascinating history of the Armenian Diaspora at the Armenian Church

  • Hear the colorful stories of the French missionary at the majestic CHIJmes building

  • Relive the nostalgia of the Golden Era of Travel at the Raffles Hotel

Specifications

Type:
Singapore Walking Tours
Departs From:
Singapore
Meeting Point:
Cityhall MRT Station (outside Exit B)
Duration:
2 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
Monday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
7458
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

"This place possesses an excellent harbor... 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. This is the walk where you'll 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.

Highlights

  • St Andrew's Cathedral

  • Coleman Street

  • CHIJmes

  • Armenian Church

  • National Gallery Singapore (Viewing Deck)

  • Raffles Hotel

Includes

  • English speaking licensed guide

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.

  • Private tour available at different rates. Please inquire.

  • Tour ends at Raffles Hotel.

  • Children below 7 years old are free of charge.

Schedule

This itinerary is available on the day indicated above only but feel free to check the alternatives on the schedule below. The local operator runs other walks with the same focus on history and heritage and the same principle of taking you to places most other tours don't.

Monday: The Time of Empire™ A Colonial District Walk

Tuesday: Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way™ A Chinatown Walk

Tuesday: Through Fog and Fire - Singapore 1942™ A Changi Museum War Trail

Wednesday: Dhobis, Saris & a Spot of Curry™ A Little India Walk

Thursday: Sultans of Spice™ A Kampong Glam Walk

Friday: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™

Friday: Secrets of the Red Lantern™ A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour

Saturday: Changi WWII™ A Changi Museum War Trail (afternoon tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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