Historical Walking Tour of Singapore

Singapore sightseeing tour guide: Not all skyscrapers and malls! Take a walk back in time to enjoy famous landmarks, stunning views, and the history of life on the river. Then are you ready for a REAL Singapore Sling?

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An Online Tour Guide:

  • to play and pause as you wish
  • providing a day or two of entertainment for less than $5
  • including insider tips, maps and directions
  • fascinating information throughout your route
  • and tons of photos because 'a picture is worth 1000 words'
Like having a friend show you around!

This historical walking tour of Singapore takes you through the very heart of Singapore, revealing both the modern and the historical. You start the tour surrounded by soaring skyscrapers in the city’s financial district before taking a walk back in time to the very beginnings of modern Singapore. You will enjoy some of the most picturesque perspectives of the city, including famous landmarks, stunning examples of colonial architecture, and panoramic views of the Singapore River. You’ll learn about the city’s early residents and Singapore’s role in World War II, before ending the tour in true colonial splendor – with a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel!

Tour Highlights

Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

  • Introduction
  • The Financial District
  • The Singapore River
  • The Civic District
  • The Padang
  • Raffles Hotel
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty City/Town, Historical/Heritage
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…

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  • The MRT (subway) in Singapore is excellent - safe, efficient, cheap, clean, and air-conditioned - and is the best way to get to all major parts of the city. Taxis are also cheap and plentiful if you avoid rush hour, when various surcharges can almost double the fare.
  • Singapore is hot and humid and there is little shade within the Colonial District. Be sure to bring your sun hat and sun cream and keep well hydrated.
  • A ride on a traditional bumboat is a great way to take in the sites of the Singapore River in a leisurely fashion. The best place to start the tour is Merlion Park at the mouth of the river.
  • A Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel is on all visitors' to-do lists. A happy hour from 5pm-9pm, Sunday to Wednesday, helps keep the bill in check.
  • If you're in Singapore on a Sunday, be sure to reserve a table at one of the hotel's lavish champagne Sunday brunches. These see the city's well-heeled flocking to enjoy impressive buffet spreads, washed down with free-flow bubbly.

Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a Singapore-based freelance writer, and is the author of the guidebook "In Singapore: 60 Fabulous Adventures in the City." Since moving here, Marianne has enthusiastically embraced two local obsessions ' eating out and blogging ' and you can follow her culinary escapades around the city, and the rest of Asia, on her food blog. For more information, please visit her website.


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Tours4Mobile Reviews

"Exciting, a whole new concept"
Around The World Travel Radio

"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
more enjoyable."
Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
Ed Wetschler, SATW & Editor of Tripitini