A walk from the beautifully preserved ethnic area of Chinatown to the modern skyscrapers of Boat Quay, this route traces the history of trade from the time of its founding in 1819 through to the economic and cultural marvel that is modern Singapore.
Parliament in Singapore, The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, Sri Miramman Temple, Cavenagh Bridge
Start from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street in Chinatown. If using the MRT subway, go to Chinatown and exit via the Pagoda Street Exit
Places to stop along the way:
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Sri Mariamman Temple, Coleman Bridge, Boat Quay, Raffles Landing Point, Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles Place.
Best time of day:
Early morning or late afternoon, to avoid the peak heat of 10am - 4pm.
Remember that Singapore is a hot climate so you need to stay hydrated. There are plenty of convenience stores along this route that have cold bottled water for a dollar or two.
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