Singapore audio tour: The Stories and Histories Across the Singapore River

The Stories and Histories Across the Singapore River

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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1.8mi

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer

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Papayacat

A serial walker who's lived in Istanbul, Boston, and Sydney and who's walked all over from Iceland to Vietnam, Bosnia to Canada. Born in late April of 1993.

Major Landmarks

  • Bugis Street

  • Raffles Hotel

  • CHIJMES

  • Fort Canning Hill

  • Ministry of Communications and Information

Directions to Starting Point

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.

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Tips

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.

Precautions

An umbrella and a bottle of water will serve you very well on our 3km walk together.

Comments

Excellent walking tour exploring some historically fascinating aspects of Singapore. 5* tour for explicit instructions and varied sites---not strenuous, but there are some stairs.

Posted by Jim , over 4 years ago

great and informative audio tour without an overload of info:] definitely worth the time and money. this is a tour not just for visiting tourists, but also for locals (like me) with some free time on their hands, especially with the upcoming holidays!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 6 years ago

great and informative audio tour without an overload of info:] definitely worth the time and money. this is a tour not just for visiting tourists, but also for locals (like me) with some free time on their hands, especially with the upcoming holidays!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 6 years ago
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The Stories and Histories Across the Singapore River