The Cityscape of Dynamic Singapore
The Cityscape of
From its modern skyline to entering its unique quarters, Singapore is a picture-perfect of how
a multi-cultural destination merges effortlessly with its eyes towards the future.
During this half-day tour, we show you all the city-state’s ins and outs.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Small in size but superior in leisure experiences, Singapore has abundant attractions on a territory of just 720 sq-km. Founded as a British colony in 1819 because of its prime location on shipping routes, trade conducted from the world’s second-largest seaport has propelled Singapore into a super league of affluence.
Visitors will find superb shopping, diverse dining and a thriving nightlife. The island is also a hub for cultural immersion. This includes a varied cuisine brought by the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian settlers. Although renowned for its skyscraper-studded landscape, reflecting the country’s status as a leading global financial centre, numerous other landmarks make up for an excellent half-day outing.
09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Soak up Singapore’s diversity as we explore its range of cultures, dive into its history and admire the blend of old and new on this informative half-day city tour. From your hotel, together with your guide, we first head out towards southern Singapore where we pass by the colonial district to enjoy views of the Esplanade and Theatres on the Bay. The Esplanade is a performing arts centre and mall that is iconic in Singapore in part because of its design. It is called “the Durian” by Singaporeans because the venue’s twin structures mimic the spiky fruit adored in South-East Asia.
Next, we stop at Merlion – a mythical beast that is half-lion and half-fish and serves as Singapore’s famous tourism symbol. Standing proud across the bay from The Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion statue is an iconic attraction in Singapore’s Downtown Core district. It was relocated in 2002 to its present location of Merlion Park and has since been joined by a two-metre-high, three-tonne Merlion cub statue.
We then head to Thian Hock Keng temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Hokkien temples, and continue to Singapore Botanic Gardens. The incredible 161-year-old tropical garden includes the National Orchid Garden. The hilly 30,000-sqm site is home to a colourful collection of over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids.
We then drive to colourful Chinatown and Little India, formerly Chulia Kampong area, which was originally a division of colonial Singapore where Tamil immigrants lived under the British policy of ethnic segregation. These lively regions of Singapore are key drivers behind the multi-cultural vibe that flows in abundance through the Lion City. We end our half-day tour of Singapore with a transfer back to your booked accommodation.