Tour Period: Morning
“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.