Podcast Tour of Downtown Singapore - In collaboration with Tour East

Love podcats? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Downtown Singapore in collaboration with Singapore's leading tour operator - Tour East!

Join Sophia and Colm as you are guided around Downtown Singapore's fascinating history, beautiful architecture and cultural identity. Learn about this island nation’s seafaring origin over a thousand years ago, its transformation in the 20th century and its modern role in 21st century Asia.

per adult from

$10

AUD

Duration

1 hour

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Please bring your own headphones to listen to this tour on your mobile device
    • Entry/Admission - St Andrew's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Padang
    • Entry/Admission - Old Supreme Court Building
    • Entry/Admission - The Arts House
    • Entry/Admission - Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Anderson Bridge
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore River/Riverside, Singapore

    Stroll along the river while learning about this island nation’s fascinating history, from its origin over a thousand years ago, to its
    transformation in the 20th century and, finally, to its current role in 21st century Asia.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew's Road St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore 178959 Singapore

    What you see today is the second church building constructed on the site of the original Church of St Andrew, a location selected by Stamford Raffles himself in 1823. The land this church was built on was donated by Singapore’s first Arab settler, Syed Omar Ali Aljunied, upon request by Raffles. The original church building was completed in 1837 but, much to the chagrin of Governor Surveyor John Thomson, it didn’t have a spire. He ordered one to be added to the building later, but forgot to install one very important piece of
    technology.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Padang, Between St. Andrew Road and Connaught Drive, Singapore 179682 Singapore

    Feel free to wander around during this next track and
    keep an eye out for the National Gallery on your right as that’s our next stop.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old Supreme Court Building, 1 St. Andrew's Road National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957 Singapore

    So here we have the second half of Singapore’s National Gallery, the Former Supreme Court Building. This was the last grand Neo-classical building constructed before the Second World War.
    Have a look at its distinctive copper dome, the Tympanum sculptures featuring the personification of Justice with bas-relief porch panels depicting scenes of early Singapore. Can you spot any of the
    stories we mentioned?

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429 Singapore

    The Arts House - Another cultural hub of Singapore! Much like the National Gallery, it wasn’t originally intended as an artistic institute. You see, built in 1827 as a residence, this is probably the oldest surviving building in Singapore. Having gone through various alterations and additions, it is likely that the arches inside the
    porch are the only original structure that has remained.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place Victoria Theatre, Singapore 179556 Singapore

    Welcome to Singapore’s Town Hall! Before it was a city, Singapore was a town. The building you see before us completed
    construction in 1862 as a Town Hall, and served as a venue for public meetings, dances and other social functions.

    Like the National Gallery, we’re looking at two separate buildings attached down the middle. Next to the Town Hall, the Victoria Concert Hall, formerly known as Victoria Memorial Hall, was erected in 1902 to honour Queen Victoria.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Anderson Bridge, Mouth of Singapore River, Singapore Singapore

    Anderson Bridge was constructed in 1901 when the nearby Cavenagh Bridge was unable to cope with the load.

    Anderson, Cavenagh and Elgin Bridge, where we started the tour, were all manufactured in Britain and then shipped to Singapore. Another example of Singapore’s seafaring roots and connection to Europe!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Marina Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore

    And what better place to finish our walking tour of downtown Singapore than right here, on Marina Bay.

    From here, you can get a real idea of the city’s natural and artificial landscape!

    The lotus flower looking building across the bay is Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, home to some fascinating exhibits on Design and Technology.

    Just behind that you’ve got Marina Bay Sands, a bizarre building that looks like a floating ship that dominates Singapore’s skyline. That’s a truly iconic hotel 55 storeys in the air with, unsurprisingly,
    some of the best views of the city you can imagine.

    You’ve also got the Singapore Flyer to our left, a Ferris wheel overlooking the bay and the Red Dot Design museum over to our right, an international design museum specializing in the design of
    products.

    And of course, Singapore’s financial hearts looms over us in the form of skyscrapers that create quite the impressive light show if you come and visit at night!

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Elgin Bridge, South Bridge Rd, Singapore
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/8/2020 - 1/2/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Merlion, Singapore
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Avoid the crowds and explore Singapore by yourself while adhering to social distancing regulations!
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by Vidi Guides

Activity ID: V-225279P30

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