Your walking tour starts near City Hall, where you’ll meet your guide, a Singapore history buff with plenty of interesting information to share about the period of time when Singapore was a colony of Great Britain, beginning in the early 1800s when British officer Stamford Raffles arrived and ‘founded’ modern-day Singapore. This fusion of Eastern and Western influences led to the fascinating, culturally rich destination that Singapore is today.
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.
When you tour ends, you are free to continue exploring on your own.