City Orientation Walking Tour, Singapore

For centuries, the island city-state of Singapore has been a melting pot of Asian cultures: Chinese, Indian, Malay and Arab, prompting men and women from various parts of the continent to come and make it their home. Legacy of that fusion lives on today in the harmony of a multicultural society, making Singapore a one of a kind tourist destination which offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience. This self-guided tour will take you through some of the most popular tourist attractions of Singapore.
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City Orientation Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walking Tour
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: vickyc
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

1) Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (must see)

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, situated in Singapore's Chinatown, is a cultural monument cherished by the Chinese people living in Singapore who make up the overwhelming majority of the population of this city-state. The temple looks just as majestic and impressive as the temples of the golden age of Buddhism in China. There is a museum inside the Temple. Also visit the Hundred Dragons Hall, the tea house and the cultural shop. Attend all the salmon ceremonies performed in the temple. The...   view more
Smith Street

2) Smith Street

Smith Street is one of the main shopping streets in Chinatown. It is also called food street. There are other shopping streets in Chinatown, but here you can experience Singapore food. You will see exotic food sold on the street, for example, frogs for dinner. There are several teashops and many other Chinese shops set in historical shop-houses. It is the only street in Chinatown with an English...   view more
Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall

3) Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall

Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall is for those interested in traditional Chinese medicine. Eu Yan Sang medicine shops exist in just few places - in Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Hong Kong. Here tourists can discover ancient Chinese methods of treatment and Chinese herbal remedies and teas. It is the most visited Chinese medicine center in...   view more
Sri Mariamman Temple

4) Sri Mariamman Temple (must see)

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state.

Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. It was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the East India Company...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Thian Hock Keng Temple

5) Thian Hock Keng Temple (must see)

To get a glimpse of a culture that is absolutely out of the ordinary, visit the Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest and most important Fukien, or Hoklo (Hokkien) temple in Singapore. The main temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and protector of all seamen, while a second temple at the back is a Buddhist one dedicated to Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of mercy.

Constructed in the temple architectural style of southern China, Thian Hock Keng has a grand entrance with a high...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
UOB Plaza

6) UOB Plaza

UOB Plaza consists of two skyscrapers that are worth visiting due to their architecture. UOB Plaza One is one of the three tallest skyscrapers of Singapore. It is 280 m high. There is a mosque that is unique because it is situated beneath one of the Towers. There is a podium connecting these two towers. You can visit the restaurant on the top of the higher...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Riverside Shopping

7) Riverside Shopping (must see)

Historically Boat Quay and Clarke Quay were trading centers. There are many modern buildings on the banks of the river, but old rebuilt shop houses are still hanging on. Locals prefer to do their shopping in Clarke Quay. You can take a boat taxi or walk and drop into shop-houses along the river. Also there are many cafes and restaurants with nice views across the river.

Everything is open late so there's no hurry to get...   view more
Boat Quay

8) Boat Quay (must see)

Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank. It was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three-quarters of all shipping business during the 1860s. Because the south of the river here resembles the belly of a carp, which according to Chinese belief is where wealth and prosperity lay, many shophouses were built, crowded into the area.

Though serving aquatic trade is no longer Boat...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cavenagh Bridge

9) Cavenagh Bridge

Cavenagh Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that offers a nice view of the river and the city. Till today this old suspension bridge has kept to its original design. There are many skyscrapers near the bridge and interesting statues. Also to be found in the vicinity are Singaporean drain cats, the smallest cats in the...   view more
Merlion Park

10) Merlion Park (must see)

Merlion Park is a Singapore landmark and major tourist attraction, located near One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District (CBD). The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. Two Merlion statues are located at the park. The original Merlion structure measures 8.6 meters tall and spouts water from its mouth. It has subsequently been joined by a Merlion cub, which is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Merlion Statue

11) Merlion Statue (must see)

The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut) is a marketing icon with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name—Singapura—meaning "lion city" or "kota...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Raffles' Landing Site

12) Raffles' Landing Site (must see)

The Raffles' Landing Site is marked by Sir Stamford Raffles' statue. Raffles was the person who founded Singapore. It is set on the north bank of the Singapore River, the place where the city first appeared. Now it is a modern business center of Singapore with skyscrapers all over the place. The Plaque at the landing site reads "On this historic site, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore on 29th January 1819, and with genius and perception changed the destiny of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Asian Civilisations Museum

13) Asian Civilisations Museum (must see)

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia, showing how so many cultures and civilisations can accommodate each other. Visiting this museum one can better understand and appreciate all the different cultures that go into making Singaporeans what they are – a cosmopolitan people. The museum has a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Esplanade Theatres

14) Esplanade Theatres (must see)

The Esplanade is a performing arts centre located in Downtown Core near the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the nearby Esplanade Park, it consists of a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts. The building’s unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Hence, the building is colloquially known to locals as "the big...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Singapore Flyer

15) Singapore Flyer (must see)

With an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft), the Singapore Flyer was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which is 2.6 m (9 ft) taller than the Flyer, opened on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, in 2014. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-storey terminal building. It offers panoramic views of the city and of islands 45 km into the Straits of Malacca.

Why You Should Visit:
Incredible...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Singapore, Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Creating your own self-guided walk in Singapore is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Singapore Museums Walking Tour

Singapore Museums Walking Tour

Singapore's crazy population mix means that there are museums dedicated to the culture of each community that makes up the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural nature of this island state. This self-guided tour will take you through museums that display the Asian way of life, art and religion.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Singapore Art is a mixture of the art of the Asian nations that compose its population. There are a lot of marine landscapes and island idylls. Just take the self-guided tour that follows in order to explore and discover Southeast Asian art.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Singapore Landmarks Walking Tour

Singapore Landmarks Walking Tour

Singapore is an island, a city and a state. Its population is a melting pot of all Asian people. The Chinese, the Hindu, the Arab, each has his own historical monuments and landmarks that represent his culture. Visiting this city you will be left with the impression of having visited China, India and Arabia. This self-guided tour will lead you through the following cultural monuments as well as some modern sights in Singapore.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Singapore without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Singapore, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore's culture is a combination of Chinese, Hindu, Arab and other cultures. People living in Singapore are immigrants from different parts of the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through the Colonial District also known as the Civic District, where you can see how these different cultures were integrated to make up this city-state's culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Romantic Singapore Walking Tour

Romantic Singapore Walking Tour

Singapore is both romantic and exotic. With its multicultural population it offers great cuisine. Due to its location, its seascape and cityscape are unique and make Singapore an absolutely romantic place. Enjoy romantic and intimate moments by visiting the places mentioned in this self-guided tour:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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