5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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  • Location:Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

Go back in time and discover Singapore’s colonial past on this Colonial District Walking Tour. Learn about the long-lasting effect Britain has had on Singapore’s governance, religion and entertainment as you visit cathedrals, walk historic streets and enjoy a rare view of the cityscape from atop the Supreme Court Viewing Deck!


  • Singapore Colonial District Walking Tour
  • Learn about the influence of British colonialism on modern-day Singapore
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Singapore from the viewing deck of the Supreme Court
  • Visit Saint Andrew's Cathedral, designed by George Coleman
  • Trace the history of the Armenian Diaspora at the Armenian Church, the oldest church in Singapore
  • Hear the fascinating tales of French missionaries at the CHIJMES building
  • Visit the luxurious Raffles Hotel

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What You Can Expect

Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

Modern-day Singapore is known for its fusion of the East and the West due to its colonial legacy. As a former British colony, Singapore reeks with British influence. On this walking tour of its colonial district, you’ll step back in time to the days of Sir Stamford Raffles, the British officer who founded Singapore in the early 1800s.

Start off by visiting the Singapore Supreme Court. Walk up to the viewing deck for fantastic views of the city. Next, explore the 150-year-old Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, a place of worship for colonial British officials and a casualty station to care for the wounded during the Japanese invasion.

Head to the Armenian Church – the oldest Christian church in Singapore – to discover the history of Singapore’s Armenian community and enjoy the beautiful architecture amid the verdant tropical fauna. At CHIJMES – a beautiful former Catholic convent that is today an entertainment, shopping and dining center – listen to stories about French missionaries.

Finally, re-live the nostalgia of the Golden Era of Travel at one of Singapore's last remaining grand bungalows, now better known as the Raffles Hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Very informative. This is a great way to learn about the history of Singapore. Our tour guide, Carol Dragon, was very entertaining and shared a wealth of knowledge with the group. The tour, however, is not suitable for children or teenagers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The positives: Carol was fantastic, a fountain of knowledge, and considerate to the age of the group and the heat, found places for us to sit down out of the heat while she filled us in. She remembered our names! I saw and learned so much more in the time frame than if I had tried to do it by myself.
Against: I thought it would have been an advantage to book ahead, but people rolling up on the day without booking, paid less than I did. I was a bit put out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing tour. Gives solid knowledge on SINGs colonial past with very interesting details.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide, lots of info, enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide who brought history into the present day. The pace was comfortable and the places visited much appreciated

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

wonderful guide on this very interesting tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

What an excellent introduction to Singapore ! Helena our guide ,was a wealth of information and allowed plenty of time at each stop for our group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Fantastic tour, great guide and thoroughly enjoyed the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Absolutely loved this tour...so very interesting and informative! Helena was the perfect guide and she was a fountain of knowledge...would have loved to have done the other tours but was only in Singapore for 2 days! But as they say...never say never!! I'm quite sure I will be back in Singapore again! Thanks again! Debbie Parker (Glasgow, Scotland) :-)

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