Visit Kampong Glam and learn about the ethnic Malay community of Singapore from a professional guide. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Malays and see what life was like in a mid-century ‘kampung’ (traditional dwelling) before stopping in Tampines New Town. Continue to Changi Beach and Changi Village as you visit the site where the Sook Ching Massacre took place. Learn about this historic event during Japanese occupation as well as witness daily life in this coastal enclave today.
We begin at Kampong Glam – named after the Gelam Tree which grew in abundance in the 1800s. Once the seat of the old Malay Royalty, it still retains the charm of a bygone era and the influence of the Arab traders.
Make a stop at Tampines New Town, which received the United Nations World Habitat Award for being an outstanding human settlement project in 1992! See how much the town has changed in over 20 years since it won the award – the green spaces, the linked walkways to neighbourhood centres, transport network, parks and open spaces as well as varied block designs.
Continue to Changi Beach where guide will recount stories of the horrific Sook Ching Massacre during World War. There, you will see the plague that was erected to commemorate the lives that were lost.
Stop at the rustic and laid-back Changi Village which gives you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore yet this little village hotels, ferry terminal, beaches, recreation clubs and food galore!
Your day will complete with a drop-off at your hotel.