The Cityscape of Dynamic Singapore

The Cityscape of
Dynamic Singapore

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.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Cityscape of Dynamic Singapore

09:00 - 13:00
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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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplements for return transfers from / to your booked accommodation outside downtown Singapore
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • A private guide will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Singapore. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as the Singapore – Malaysian border crossing, Sentosa Island, Woodlands Railway station, any cruise and ferry terminal, and Singapore’s Changi International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.

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