Go back in time and discover Singapore’s colonial past on this Colonial District Walking Tour. Learn about the long-lasting effect Britain has had on Singapore’s governance, religion and entertainment as you visit cathedrals, walk historic streets and enjoy a rare view of the cityscape from atop the Supreme Court Viewing Deck!
Modern-day Singapore is known for its fusion of the East and the West due to its colonial legacy. As a former British colony, Singapore reeks with British influence. On this walking tour of its colonial district, you’ll step back in time to the days of Sir Stamford Raffles, the British officer who founded Singapore in the early 1800s.Start off by visiting the Singapore Supreme Court. Walk up to the viewing deck for fantastic views of the city. Next, explore the 150-year-old Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, a place of worship for colonial British officials and a casualty station to care for the wounded during the Japanese invasion. Head to the Armenian Church – the oldest Christian church in Singapore – to discover the history of Singapore’s Armenian community and enjoy the beautiful architecture amid the verdant tropical fauna. At CHIJMES – a beautiful former Catholic convent that is today an entertainment, shopping and dining center – listen to stories about French missionaries. Finally, re-live the nostalgia of the Golden Era of Travel at one of Singapore's last remaining grand bungalows, now better known as the Raffles Hotel.