In this walking tour, modern buildings shine alongside heritage sites as new and old Singapore come together. We'll cover lots of ground, venturing where the younger generations eat, play and study.
Beyond the monuments in front of your eyes are histories hidden in plain sight. You’ll dive into the lives of former communities, but also learn about the unique cultural context of Singapore today.
Together, we're going to uncover the incredible stories simmering beneath the surface of this island-city.
This is a one-of-a-kind tour for the curious traveller, especially because we're exploring areas which tourists don't usually find themselves in. Prepare for ghosts, naked buttocks, and convent schools to reveal themselves to you.
Bugis Street, Raffles Hotel, CHIJMES, Fort Canning Hill, Ministry of Communications and Information
At Bugis MRT Station (East-West Line, station 12/Downtown Line, station 14), use Exit C to enter Bugis Junction Mall. Once inside the mall, walk to the other end of the floor and take the escalator up. You’ll see a McDonald’s straightaway. The fountain on the left side of McDonald’s is where we begin.
Places to stop along the way:
Bugis Street, St. Joseph's Church, Raffles Hotel, CHIJMES, Cathedral of the Good Shepard, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park, Gothic Gates, Spice Garden, Old Hill Street Police Station, Clarke Quay
Best time of day:
Note that one of our destinations, the National Museum of Singapore, opens its doors from 10am - 5.30pm daily.
An umbrella and a bottle of water will serve you very well on our 3km walk together.
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