- 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
With your guide, begin your tour at the Supreme Court of Singapore, where you’ll visit the viewing deck for a nice photo op of the city. Then head down the street to St Andrew’s Cathedral, an Anglican church founded in the mid-1800s as a place of worship for British officials. It was also used to take care of wounded victims of the Battle of Singapore during the Japanese invasion in World War II.
Next, visit the Armenian Church, Singapore’s oldest Christian church, to learn a bit about the city’s Armenian community and admire the church’s architecture. Continue to a third religious landmark, CHIJMES, a Gothic-style Catholic convent turned shopping, dining and entertainment complex that dates back to the 1840s. Learn about the site’s French missionary history before continuing to your final stop, Raffles Hotel. Built in 1887, this luxury hotel is known for its stately colonial architecture and the hotel bar, where figures like Ernest Hemingway hung out and the Singapore Sling was invented.
When you tour ends, you are free to continue exploring on your own.
I was very lucky as our guide Carol and my group were all happy to take extra time and so we had a long tour full of interesting information and places.
Excellent guide, great tour. It was well paced with plenty of stops which were also opportunities to tell more stories about the people, history and buildings. The guide had an excellent knowledge of history and was also someone who could tell a great story. The visit to the top of the new Supreme Court was a highlight.
Lisa D Oman
The tour guide was very informative and the tour shows a side of Singapore that you wouldn't normally see.
Excellent tour with a local who spoke perfect English and was very interesting and informative.
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.
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!
Amazing tour. Gives solid knowledge on SINGs colonial past with very interesting details.
Excellent guide, lots of info, enjoyed it very much.
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