Singapore's Food, Marina Bay & Capitol Building Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Singapore's Food, Marina Bay & Capitol Building Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 1 hour
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Explore Singapore’s Downtown Core, in collaboration with Singapore's leading tour operator - Tour East!  Walkthrough this historic part of the city as you discover how Singapore evolved from a trading port to a global economic powerhouse.

On this immersive private guide narrated by an expert historian, you’ll be guided around Downtown Singapore's fascinating history, beautiful architecture and cultural identity. Learn about this island nation’s seafaring origin over a thousand years ago, its transformation in the 20th century and its modern role in 21st century Asia.

Visit the most iconic spots such as the Capitol Building, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore’s National Gallery, The Arts House and Anderson Bridge. Learn about the famous people that have lived in Downtown Core, and finish the tour by visiting Marina Bay to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque city-state.

Note: This is a self-guided audio walking tour and does not include entrance tickets

Itinerary
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Stop At: Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore

Stroll along the river while learning about this island nation’s fascinating history, from its origin over a thousand years ago, to its
transformation in the 20th century and, finally, to its current role in 21st century Asia.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew's Road St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore 178959 Singapore

What you see today is the second church building constructed on the site of the original Church of St Andrew, a location selected by Stamford Raffles himself in 1823. The land this church was built on was donated by Singapore’s first Arab settler, Syed Omar Ali Aljunied, upon request by Raffles. The original church building was completed in 1837 but, much to the chagrin of Governor Surveyor John Thomson, it didn’t have a spire. He ordered one to be added to the building later, but forgot to install one very important piece of
technology.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Padang, Between St. Andrew Road and Connaught Drive, Singapore 179682 Singapore

Feel free to wander around during this next track and
keep an eye out for the National Gallery on your right as that’s our next stop.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Supreme Court Building, 1 St. Andrew's Road National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957 Singapore

So here we have the second half of Singapore’s National Gallery, the Former Supreme Court Building. This was the last grand Neo-classical building constructed before the Second World War.
Have a look at its distinctive copper dome, the Tympanum sculptures featuring the personification of Justice with bas-relief porch panels depicting scenes of early Singapore. Can you spot any of the
stories we mentioned?

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429 Singapore

The Arts House - Another cultural hub of Singapore! Much like the National Gallery, it wasn’t originally intended as an artistic institute. You see, built in 1827 as a residence, this is probably the oldest surviving building in Singapore. Having gone through various alterations and additions, it is likely that the arches inside the
porch are the only original structure that has remained.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place Victoria Theatre, Singapore 179556 Singapore

Welcome to Singapore’s Town Hall! Before it was a city, Singapore was a town. The building you see before us completed
construction in 1862 as a Town Hall, and served as a venue for public meetings, dances and other social functions.

Like the National Gallery, we’re looking at two separate buildings attached down the middle. Next to the Town Hall, the Victoria Concert Hall, formerly known as Victoria Memorial Hall, was erected in 1902 to honour Queen Victoria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Anderson Bridge, Mouth of Singapore River, Singapore Singapore

Anderson Bridge was constructed in 1901 when the nearby Cavenagh Bridge was unable to cope with the load.

Anderson, Cavenagh and Elgin Bridge, where we started the tour, were all manufactured in Britain and then shipped to Singapore. Another example of Singapore’s seafaring roots and connection to Europe!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Marina Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore

And what better place to finish our walking tour of downtown Singapore than right here, on Marina Bay.

From here, you can get a real idea of the city’s natural and artificial landscape!

The lotus flower looking building across the bay is Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, home to some fascinating exhibits on Design and Technology.

Just behind that you’ve got Marina Bay Sands, a bizarre building that looks like a floating ship that dominates Singapore’s skyline. That’s a truly iconic hotel 55 storeys in the air with, unsurprisingly,
some of the best views of the city you can imagine.

You’ve also got the Singapore Flyer to our left, a Ferris wheel overlooking the bay and the Red Dot Design museum over to our right, an international design museum specializing in the design of
products.

And of course, Singapore’s financial hearts looms over us in the form of skyscrapers that create quite the impressive light show if you come and visit at night!

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian
  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi
  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost
  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

Exclusions
  • Headphones
  • Mobile device
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Elgin Bridge, South Bridge Rd, Singapore


Departure Time


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Singapore's Food, Marina Bay & Capitol Building Walking Tour
12/8/2020 - 6/4/2025

Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Return Details

Merlion, Singapore

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