Ride the fun open top HiPPO Bus and let our English-speaking guide show you the best of Singapore in 3 hours. Visit must-see places such as Marina Bay, Merlion Park, colonial landmarks and cultural sites like Singapore’s oldest temple, before spending some time in Chinatown and exploring the local wet market.
Your tour starts in the DUCK & HiPPO Tourist Hub at Suntec City Mall, where you’ll meet your friendly guide before hopping aboard the TOPless HiPPO bus. With a good view on the top deck, drive through the key local landmarks of the Fullerton hotel, Anderson Bridge, and Victoria Concert Hall before arriving at the cultural site of Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, the Thian Hock Keng temple, which you can then explore on foot.
Next stop: Chinatown, where you’ll step foot into the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, both a stone’s throw away from each other along the same stretch of road. Let our guide share with you insights into the multi-cultural and multi-religious in Singapore, where it’s not uncommon for different religions to be housed right next to each other.
Then let your guide lead you through the narrow five-foot-ways of conserved pre-war shophouses to visit traditional woodwork handicraft shops and Chinese medical halls, before immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the local wet market. Get ready to walk through isles of livestock, smell the varioust spices, and sample some local biscuits.
Finally, end the tour with a drive through of the iconic Raffles Hotel, the new financial district and the iconic Marina Bay Sands before finding our way back to Suntec City. Take a half loop around the Fountain of Wealth – the world’s largest water fountain – for good luck and bid goodbye to your guide.Highlights:
Catch the best views of Singapore on top of the fun TOPless HiPPO bus
Drive through key colonial landmarks and admire the architectural beauty of the Fullerton Hotel and Victoria Concert Hall
Take selfies or wefies with the Merlion at the Marina Bay
Discover Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple and popular Hindu temples for some insights into local religions
Come up close to Chintown, a key ethnic precinct: walk along the five-foot-way of conserved WWII shop-houses, and visit traditional handicraft and Chinese herb shops.
Experience a local wet market and sample traditional biscuits
Drive through Raffles Hotel and downtown Marina Bay