Singapore

The Time of Empire (Colonial District Walk): Join In

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • St Andrew's cathedral
  • Coleman Street
  • CHIJmes
  • Armenian Church
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Supreme Court
  • National Gallery (outside)

tour details

A Colonial District Walk. Visit important landmarks in the colonial district to learn about Singapore’s era as a British colony after Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped ashore in 1819 and the lingering British influence on the city.

tour description

"This place possesses an excellent harbour... Singapore is everything we could desire" ~ Sir Stamford Raffles, 1819. On 6th February 1819, Singapore was claimed as a trading outpost of the British Empire to "secure to the British flag the maritime superiority of the Eastern seas". In governance, religion, entertainment, and many other spheres, the imprint of Singapore's colonial past is indelible. This is the Walk where you learn about Singapore's national flower, the Sarkies brothers, The Straits Times and that wonderful drink called 'the Singapore Sling'. Discover Singapore's colonial legacy from The Time of Empire. (Meeting Place : BY MRT: City Hall MRT Outside Exit B, North Bridge Road. BY CAB: Alight at the MRT exit at the junction of North Bridge Road and Stamford Rd. Nearest landmark is St. Andrew's Cathedral.)

excludes

  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • Personal expenditure
Tour code: EXSHTOEA

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