Experience Essential Singapore: History and Local Life on Foot
- Commence your tour at the iconic Central Fire Station
- Enjoy a traditional boat ride down the Singapore River
- Snap pictures of the Merlion statue
- Walk past various areas of interest such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Art & Science Museum, and the Fullerton Hotel
- Pass Saint Andrew's Cathedral
- Learn about the romance of the Far East at the Raffles Hotel
Built in 1909, the Central Fire Station with its red and white striped "blood-and-bandage" architecture still stands tall and proud today, an iconic sight in the city. This is where you will commence your tour, before travelling on a traditional boat down the Singapore River, witnessing the dramatic collision of modern and ancient Singapore. The river was the mainstay of business and trading in days gone by, and the bumboats transported the goods to the warehouses lining the river bank. Come up-close and personal with the iconic Merlion statue.
The walk will then take in areas of interest such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Art & Science Museum, and the 5-star Fullerton Hotel which was the General Post Office from 1928 to 1997. A stone's throw away is the Asian Civilisation Museum and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall which the Singapore Symphony Orchestra calls home. A quick stroll through the National Gallery Singapore, pass the Saint Andrew's Cathedral and the Raffles Hotel welcomes you. From 1887 when the doors were first opened, this luxury 5-star hotel has since become an icon that epitomizes the romance of the Far East.