Singapore is a vibrant cultural capital shaped by the stories of our diverse community. How did artists view and portray everyday scenes of Singapore? Travel back in time through the Civic District, Chinatown and Marina Bay to hear riveting stories of people and places, told through public art, architecture as well as prints of paintings and photographs from the National Gallery Singapore's collection. == What you will Experience == Small Group Tour (no more than 8 persons) Well-paced with adequate rest stops and comfort. An Exciting Blend of Art and History Stories of art are brought to live, peppered with accounts of early immigrants, key places of worship, adventures and misadventures under colonial rule. Engage in a visual spectacle of public art by locally and internationally renowned artists. Cultural & Architectural Gems From 19th-century shophouses to an amazing waterfront overlooking iconic skyscrapers (Marina Bay Sands included!), we will cover some of the top sights in Chinatown, Civic District and Marina Bay. Get a local's perspective on Singapore's miracle story, our multicultural diversity, public housing and more! A Foodie Nation Food is deeply rooted in our multicultural origins. Explore the ubiquitous hawker centre and find out how it has become the bedrock of society. Cost includes sampling of a local snack and drink.
Hi everyone! I'm Rachel, a museum educator with over 10 years of professional experience and a licensed tour guide. Born and raised in Singapore, I have a ravenous appetite for art and culture and enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of the island-state that overflow with stories of intrigue, survival, resilience and power. If you enjoy discovering a city in a small group with fun and food thrown in for good measure, I welcome you to join my walks!
Try a popular local snack in a hawker centre.
Choose between a local coffee or tea. For non-caffeinated choices, bottled water or soft drinks are available.
From 19th-century shophouses to an amazing waterfront overlooking iconic skyscrapers (Marina Bay Sands included!), we will cover some of the top sights in Chinatown, Civic District and Marina Bay. Get a local's perspective on Singapore's miracle story, our multicultural diversity, public housing and more. Food sampling and drinks included.
The walk is approximately 2km long with gentle inclines. Rest stops are included to account for the humidity; we recommend you to hydrate adequately before/during the tour. Light tropical attire is recommended. For instance, short-sleeved top and pants.
Picturing Places of Colonial Singapore