Take the family on a captivating experience of river life at the Singapore River Safari. Inspired by the mighty rivers of the world, the attraction features animals and plantation against a backdrop of history and culture. Name the world's longest rivers in order: which comes first, Egypt's Nile, China's Yangtze, or South America's Amazon? Discover how deep Africa's Congo River runs, and the religious significance of the Ganges in India. Learn about the endangered species of North America's Mississippi, the floating villages of the Mekong in Asia. The Amazon River Quest also gives you an idea of what it's like to cruise along the world's rainforest, while the Flooded Forest takes you deep into the ‘lungs of the earth'. There's certainly no shortage of fun and discovery at the Singapore River Safari!
Travel to some of Singapore's oldest territories and discover its origins as you stroll down memory lane. Enjoy the tropical breeze on a Trishaw Uncle ride and blend into each district – Singapore River, Little India, Kampong Glam, and Chinatown – for an authentic, old-timey Singaporean journey. Be greeted by a true blue trishaw “uncle,” a term of endearment for trishaw riders given by locals. In history, trishaw uncles formed the early backbone of the country's labor force, thanks to their manual strength to get people to places before the emergence of modern transportation. Beneath every unique corner has a story of its own and combining them all together lead up to the competitive, thriving nation we know as Singapore today. Venture deeper into Chinatown for its temples and restored shophouses; Singapore River for its incredible port relations with the rest of the world; Kampong Glam for its migrant roots with hints of Malay and Indian cultures; and finally, Little India for the interesting mix of local and migrant communities. Don't forget to drop by the shops in these areas and treat yourself to some kitschy souvenir. Guided by professional trishaw riders, you're in for a different kind of expedition as you look back to these places in awe.
Get a chance to learn all about the history of Singapore's Indian community with a visit to the Indian Heritage Centre. Know as the first museum in Southeast Asia to focus on the diverse heritage of the local Indian community, the building stuns with its iconic design that combines elements of traditional Indian architecture with modern ones, allowing for a structure that's not only unique but sustainable as well. Check out the variety of exhibitions inside, such as "Indians in Singapore: Past & Present," which depict the experiences of the Indian community from 1st century CE to the present through artifacts and interactive displays, as well as "Symbols & Scripts: The Language of Craft," which traces the rich material heritage across various Indian communities. Free guided tours in English, Tamil, and Mandarin are also available during select days.
Savor the magic of Little India with this 2 hour walking tour of the beloved ethnic precinct. Follow your expert local guide into narrow streets, through pre-war shophouses. Browse along the five-foot-ways where vendors peddle spices, gold, flower garlands, and saris. Explore the wet market and visit booths selling fresh fruits and veggies, spices and fresh meats. Sample some local Indian pastries and visit the popular Sri Veeramakalimamman temple to experience the rich culture of the Indian community in Singapore - a great way to get acquainted with one of the many cultures in the country.
Tour guide is friendly and provided interesting information like the Read bridge (also called Malacca Bridge) where I used walked over to and fro the boat Quay or stop at the middle of the bridge to take snap shot of the Singapore River. It brings back many good reminiscent of happier times as a young kid. He also shared Sir Stamford Raffles contribution to Singapore, his family(1st n 2nd wife) and sad news of his children who who died at a young age. It is definitely a good tour to refresh history of our own little dot calls Singapore.
Fun and great tour by Wui Wui. Excellent knowledge on World War II and and it's impact on Singapore.She also conducted a an excellent tour of Fort Canning. Battlebox was very cool and it is amazing to be in a place where decisions made in those places chanhed Singapore forever. Great place to escape from the heat of the park when necessary.
The river cruise tour was good and we are brought to tour the whole stretch of Singapore river and see a different view of Singapore river from the boat!
The tour guide was knowledgeable about the area! The seafood restaurant (black pepper crab and the food was good).
The night walk was relaxing and we get to see singapore at night with all the lights which is beautiful! The tour guide was walking at a comfortable pace and he was very friendly and even helped us to take picture and know where’s the good spot for taking picture
This is the 1st time that we join a guided tour. My husband and I had been to Ubin a number of times either cycling or hiking on our own. I would say the trip was very enjoyable, we got to know a lot more about the island and the eco-system. The 4 hours was well-spent. Good job to Jeff who had rekindled our interest to re-discover Singapore that we thot we knew. We are now checking the other bike tours organized by Bike around tour Singapore.
Angel is a natural, leading us through some of the highlights of early Singapore history, including details of the Sultan who sold off the inheritance of his children to fund his lavish lifestyle. She regaled us with stories of the origins of Lavender Street's name, Munshi Abdullah, Raffles' interpreter contribution to the language, we toured the grounds of the Sultan's palace, etc. She is a natural, lively narrator -- there was a nice balance of interesting facts, Q & A, walking and even snacking. It was drizzling, but that didn't bother us. We ended with an interesting story of the origins of the term, Mat Salleh. This is my 3rd walking tour, and so far, the best.
We have an amazing morning with Angel, our guide from Monster Day Tour.
Although we are Singaporeans, we still learn quite a few new things from her during "A Guided Walking Tour of Little India: Journey of the Senses"
She told us interesting stories and didn't bore us with detailed history, and she encouraged to have fun taking pictures, and be tourists in our own country.
We were given a nice treat, a taste of India, too....