Singapore Shore Excursion: Singapore's Cultural Heritage Tour

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Singapore Shore Excursion: Singapore's Cultural Heritage Tour information and booking

from
$108
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Departs from Singapore Cruise Centre
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Coincides with your cruise arrival time
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Tour description provided by Viator

While in port in Singapore, enjoy a half-day cultural heritage tour on a private shore excursion. Experience the diverse cultural traditions brought by Indian, Malay and Chinese settlers to Singapore and learn how they’ve each flourished in this fascinating multicultural city. Your friendly guide will take you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to explore Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown. Delight in an assortment of shops selling everything from colorful Indian saris and Islamic textiles to Chinese herbs and calligraphy!

When your cruise ship docks in Singapore, your guide will take you by private vehicle to three districts that highlight the Island Republic's multicultural heritage. Embark on a discovery of Indian, Malay and Chinese traditions with your first stop in Little India.

As you enter Little India, you’ll be greeted by the strong, heady scent of spices and jasmine garlands – a feast for the senses! Walk with your guide past a treasure-trove of silverware, brassware, woodcarvings and colorful silk saris – all dazzling to the eye.

Stroll along Little India Arcade on Campbell Lane, a narrow pathway that winds through a cluster of restored shop houses. Stop among storefronts filled to the brim with Indian clothing, accessories, incense and even an Indian sweet shop selling delicious treats.

Next, your guide will accompany you to Arab Street, the center of Singapore's Muslim community including its focal point, the Sultan Mosque. Check out Singapore’s largest concentration of Muslim restaurants and shops selling merchandise from all over the Islamic world. Admire the riotous display of color, including antiques, jewelry, artifacts and basket ware. Your guide will point out the vibrant rolls of cloths and batiks that drape the walls and doorways of the prominent textile stores.

Finally, visit Chinatown, home to a sizeable community of Chinese immigrants, and walk along the narrow streets past refurbished and renovated shop houses. Your guide will inform you about the various teahouses, medicine shops, acupuncturists and calligraphers that continue to practice their trades as they have for generations.

You will have time to browse around the interesting stalls for local souvenirs before your cultural heritage tour ends with transport to the Singapore cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Singapore cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private english-speaking guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks