The History of Trade in Singapore - from Chinatown to Boat Quay

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    16 Feb 2016
    Clock 50min      Length2mi
    12 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Parliament in Singapore, The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, Sri Miramman Temple, Cavenagh Bridge

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    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

    Tips Tips

    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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