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Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

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USD 28.40
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    What to Expect
    Your walking tour starts near City Hall, where you’ll meet your guide, a Singapore history buff with plenty of interesting information to share about the period of time when Singapore was a colony of Great Britain, beginning in the early 1800s when British officer Stamford Raffles arrived and ‘founded’ modern-day Singapore. This fusion of Eastern and Western influences led to the fascinating, culturally rich destination that Singapore is today.

    With your guide, begin your tour at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, an Anglican church founded in the mid-1800s as a place of worship for British officials. It was also used to take care of wounded victims of the Battle of Singapore during the Japanese invasion in World War II.

    Then walk along Coleman Street and St. Andrew's Road to see remnants of early colonial architecture and the significance of the National Gallery.

    Continue on to the Supreme Court of Singapore, where you’ll visit the viewing deck for a nice photo op of the city.

    Next, visit the Armenian Church, Singapore’s oldest Christian church, to learn a bit about the city’s Armenian community and admire the church’s architecture. Continue to a third religious landmark, CHIJMES, a Gothic-style Catholic convent turned shopping, dining and entertainment complex that dates back to the 1840s.

    Complete your tour at the famous Raffles Hotel, a colonial-style building that's steeped in history and is somewhat of a national monument in Singapore.

    When your tour ends, you are free to continue exploring on your own.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    City Hall, 150 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179100
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189768
    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Optional activity costs
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please arrive at the departure point 15 minutes in advance for registration
    • As a mark of respect for the state institution, visitors must be appropriately attired. Visitor(s) may be turned away by security personnel if the attire includes one or more of the following – torn jeans, bermudas/shorts, slippers and singlet/casual t-shirts.
    • Photographic devices are not allowed in the Supreme Court and must be surrendered at the entrance of the Supreme Court.
    • Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho and a bottle of water
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 February 2019

    I have taken several tours with this company, and every one has been outstanding - fun, informative, and a chance to see some things you might not normally see. This tour of the Colonial District was led by Helen Dragon (yes,, that's really her name)...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank friskycelery
    Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Helena's tour last Monday. Her friendly presentation gave us a terrific insight into the past 200 years. The pace was excellent and she answered our questions well. Highly recommended.

    2  Thank battman23155
    Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

    Our guide, Helena, was very knowledgeable and her stories were interesting and lively. We visited some relevant buildings and learnt about the role that each had played. An interesting and enjoyable 3 hours.

    Thank gjhugs
    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    An interesting and informative morning with the guide, Geraldine, as we visited the colonial district and Geraldine explained the development and history behind all the buildings. Enjoyable trip through the old up to the modern with a finish at the Raffles Hotel.

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Terry Q
    Reviewed 22 October 2017

    Geraldine led us through the important buildings north the Singapore River. We saw St. Andrew's Cathedral, the first christian church of Armeniens, a quick look at the two united buildings of the National Gallery: Supreme Court and City Hall and had a look from the...More

    Date of experience: August 2017
    1  Thank Thomas G
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