THE SPIRIT OF SINGAPORE
Colonial and multicultural, a modern city which looks to preserving the natural heritage: this tour takes us to the extremely lively city of Singapore to admire the contrast which makes it so unique
What we will see
- Little India
- Arrival point of Sir Raffles
- Parliament House
- Victoria Theatre
- Empress Place Building
- City Hall
- Supreme Court
- Raffles Hotel
- Shenton Way
- Botanical gardens
- Mount Faber
What we will do
- On board the coach, we will firstly head to the exotic area of Little India where the scent of the jasmine garlands infiltrates the air surrounding the lively stalls and the colourful, restored shops. The sellers have everything: from saris to aromatic spices right through to the most complex and diverse shaped ornaments.
- The next stage takes us to the place where Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore in 1819, touched base upon arriving in Singapore (near to the river of the same name).
- We will continue our tour in the direction of the city centre, where we will see the Parliament Building, the Victoria Theatre, the Empress Place Building** and the numerous vestiges of the colonial period, restored and restructured to their former splendour.
- Once on the coach again, we will admire other buildings constructed as per the specifications defining the colonial style, amongst which, the City Hall, the Supreme Court building and Raffles Hotel.
- A tour which allows you to discover Singapore's main attractions cannot neglect the statue of Merlionthe mythological figure with a lion's head and mermaid's body which is now the symbol of the city.
- Having passed the Singapore river, our coach will cross Shenton Wayalso known as Asia's Wall Street to then enter the historic area of Chinatown.
- A walk amongst the vehicles and roads of this picturesque area, with the typical mixture of Chinese traditional medicine stores, tea rooms, acupuncturists and calligraphers, immersed amongst the customs of those people who live and work here, which makes you feel you really are going back into the past.
- Our tour continues into Singapore's botanical gardens, which were recently awarded the title, UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses 60,000 plants within a natural setting, amongst which the world's largest collection of orchids.
- Our tour comes to an end with a stop at Mount Faber, where we can enjoy a unique view of the island of Sentosa and the skyline of Singapore; a view to be immortalised in photographic scenes.
What you need to know
- There is limited availability of English-language guides.
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- The itinerary may be subject to change.
- Comfortable shoes and sportswear are recommended.
- It takes approximately 10 minutes on foot from the ship to the coach parking facility.
- The excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark in Singapore.