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Singapore History & Culture Tour Evening Trip

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4.5 Hours

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

9 people




Singapore History & Culture Tour Evening Trip – Award-winning experience. Includes River Cruise, Hawker dinner & Tea Ceremony. Small group with a maximum of 9 people.

Join us on a journey through Singapore from past to present. Over the course of this Singapore tour, we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s history and development. We will start our journey with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles and progress through time to the present day. We will learn about the incredible development of Singapore over the last 60 years and about modern day life for the average Singaporean.

If you book onto our small group tour of Singapore you will join a mixed group of maximum 9 guests. Small group tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and start at 4 pm in the Civic District of Singapore. Full details on the meeting point are provided upon booking. Tours last 4.5 hours and finish at 8:30 pm in Chinatown.

This tour is packed full of ‘must see’ and ‘must do’ highlights. We cover some very interesting historical and political subjects and can go as deep or as light as you like on them. Our promise is to keep it fun and informative.

If you are a vegetarian we promise to get you something to eat at the Hawker Centre but we can not guarantee what will be available, it might be quite basic (like rice and veg). If the rooftop of The Pinnacle is closed due to bad weather we will take you to a different HDB building. If the tea house is closed we will have a bigger dinner section.

This tour requires you to be able to walk 6 km. We do walk at a slow casual pace but if you tire easily a group tour will not be suitable for you. Instead, book a private tour so that we can cut down walking by taking the occasional taxi ride.

WHEN/TIME : Small group day to night tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Day to night tours last 4.5 hours and start at 4 pm.

STARTING POINT: Outside City Hall MRT Station. Directions, maps and pictures for the meeting point are sent upon booking.

END POINT : The teahouse located in Chinatown.

WEATHER CONDITIONS : All tours take place come rain or shine. We strongly advise you to bring an umbrella as it does rain in Singapore on most days!

* This tour is not suitable for under 6’s due to the walking requirement. If you have young children please book a private tour.

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Program Detail

We start our Singapore night tour in the Civic District where will we visit some of the historic colonial buildings and learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore to make a living. We will then board a bumboat and take a 30-minute cruise down the river through to the present day. We visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it.

Our journey through time progresses by bus to a residential district. We will discuss the political reform by The Founding Father of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and discover how Singapore went from third-world to first-world in one generation. We will be accessing the roof of a Housing development Board (HDB) residential building from where we will get the most amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore.

The fourth stop of our night tour of Singapore is the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre in Chinatown where we will enjoy Singapore’s most iconic dish; Chicken Rice. We will wash it down with a freshly squeezed Sugar Cane juice; a real hit on our tours! Your guide will teach you Hawker Centre etiquette and point out all of the must-try foods in Singapore. We will make sure that you know how to eat like a local for the remainder of your time in Singapore.

After dinner, we retreat to a beautiful tea house for a traditional tea tasting experience. You will learn the art of the tea ceremony and try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same tea house. You’ll receive a small souvenir to take home to remember the experience.


  • + Singapore River Cruise (SG$25)
  • + Entrance to the roof of a HDB building
  • + A chicken rice meal
  • + Sugar cane juice
  • + Traditional tea tasting experience.
  • + The costs of public transport used during the tours
  • - Costs of transport to get to and from the start and end points of the tour.
  • - Personal Expenses
  • - Alcoholic Beverages
  • - Tips / Gratuities

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