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  • Location:Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Best Singapore Shore Excursion: Singapore's Cultural Heritage Tour

While in port in Singapore, enjoy a half-day cultural heritage tour on a private shore excursion. Experience the diverse cultural traditions brought by Indian, Malay and Chinese settlers to Singapore and learn how they’ve each flourished in this fascinating multicultural city. Your friendly guide will take you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to explore Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown. Delight in an assortment of shops selling everything from colorful Indian saris and Islamic textiles to Chinese herbs and calligraphy!


  • Half-day private shore excursion of Singapore’s cultural heritage
  • Visit Singapore’s Little India Arcade on Campbell Lane
  • See the Sultan Mosque on Arab Street and browse for local souvenirs in Chinatown
  • Learn about three captivating cultures from your private English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip transport by comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Best Singapore Shore Excursion: Singapore's Cultural Heritage Tour

Singapore's Chinatown

When your cruise ship docks in Singapore, your guide will take you by private vehicle to three districts that highlight the Island Republic's multicultural heritage. Embark on a discovery of Indian, Malay and Chinese traditions with your first stop in Little India.

As you enter Little India, you’ll be greeted by the strong, heady scent of spices and jasmine garlands – a feast for the senses! Walk with your guide past a treasure-trove of silverware, brassware, woodcarvings and colorful silk saris – all dazzling to the eye.

Stroll along Little India Arcade on Campbell Lane, a narrow pathway that winds through a cluster of restored shop houses. Stop among storefronts filled to the brim with Indian clothing, accessories, incense and even an Indian sweet shop selling delicious treats.

Next, your guide will accompany you to Arab Street, the center of Singapore's Muslim community including its focal point, the Sultan Mosque. Check out Singapore’s largest concentration of Muslim restaurants and shops selling merchandise from all over the Islamic world. Admire the riotous display of color, including antiques, jewelry, artifacts and basket ware. Your guide will point out the vibrant rolls of cloths and batiks that drape the walls and doorways of the prominent textile stores.

Finally, visit Chinatown, home to a sizeable community of Chinese immigrants, and walk along the narrow streets past refurbished and renovated shop houses. Your guide will inform you about the various teahouses, medicine shops, acupuncturists and calligraphers that continue to practice their trades as they have for generations.

You will have time to browse around the interesting stalls for local souvenirs before your cultural heritage tour ends with transport to the Singapore cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Singapore cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was sofar the Best tour we have ever taken. The guide was very knowledgeable about his country and city. We saw so much in a short 4 hours, but we never felt rushed. I would recommend this guide and tour 1000.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Desmin is such an ambassador for his country that we are ready to move there. This was a very authentic, non tourist-type experience in each of the three cultures. Every minute was well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Our guide was outstanding..going over and above the line of duty. Not only was she very knowledgeable but very helpful. There were four of us and we had to go to the airport to forward luggage on to another stop. She saved us not only time, but a potential huge headache by stopping during our tour, guiding us to the right DHL counter ( cheaper by far than the airline) and helping to expedite the transaction all within the allotted tour time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

An excellent way to see and understand Singapore, especially if your time is limited. The guide was knowledgeable about the history of the Hindu, Muslim and Chinese communities and the walk through their neighborhoods, with special attention to their customs, buildings and customs, was well-spent time.

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