Tour Period: Morning
Today you will collected from your hotel at around 9.15am to begin a cultural walking tour of Singapore. The tour combines a number of highlights which are not regularly seen on the tourist trail. Beginning at the The Pinnacles @ Dawson public housing project you will take up a mesmerising vantage point from the 50th storey sky bridge giving you an excellent panorama of Singapore’s forever changing skyline.
After visiting the new, the tour will continue to the old, Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing built in the 1920s. You will notice the unique long horizontal lines, smoothly curving corners, exterior spiral staircases, and round porthole windows. Contrast this to the blocks of public housing churned out later with maximum efficiently. See how Tiong Bahru has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle.
From here you will continue on to the one of the country’s oldest temples. The ninety year old Qi Tian Gong Temple. Honouring the Monkey God this remains an important site offering blessing and protection to its visitors.
Next is a stop at Glacier Pastry, a true gem of Singaporean culture. This family run bakery has a history spanning four generations and the freshest ingredients are used to create tasty traditional nyonya kuehs and mouth-watering cakes. Light bites are included in the tour.
As you begin to feel at home in Tiong Bahru the tour will come to an end at the aptly named Nostalgia Hotel which was inspired by Singapore’s colonial years. The romantic history of this area is rarely explored and conveys an Old world charm with a dash of modernism. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.