5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 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 try a Singapore Sling at the famous Raffles Hotel, where the cocktail was invented.


  • 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 and try the famous Singapore Sling

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, you’ll head to the world-famous Raffles Hotel, a place of cosmopolitan elegance built in 1899. Visit the hotel’s museum to see photographs, post cards, china and other memorabilia that famous hotel guests have returned. Then finish your tour with a cocktail in hand – you can’t visit the Raffles Hotel before sipping the drink that was invented there, the Singapore Sling.

Customer Reviews

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) :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was an excellent tour. The tour guide was very good in pointing out historic places and explaining historical facts. I would highly recommend any of these walking tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Our tour guide, Carol Dragon, was excellent and her knowledge superb. Lots of stories about the early history of Singapore.highly recommend this tour

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