Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour, Singapore

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.
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Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Asian Civilisations Museum

1) 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
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Victoria Theater and Concert Hall

2) Victoria Theater and Concert Hall

The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is a complex of two buildings and a clock tower joined together by a common corridor and is located in the civic district of Singapore. On 6 February 1919, which marked the centenary of Singapore's founding, a statue of Stamford Raffles by T. Woolner was moved from the Padang to the front of the memorial hall. The statue was complimented with a new semicircular colonnade and a pool. In the lead-up to World War II, the memorial hall was used as a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Arts House

3) Arts House

The Arts House in the Old Parliament displays the latest work done by Singapore's artists. The art represented here inspires the visitors and is part of the heritage of the city. It is also an interactive gallery where people connect with the authors of the works of art through entertainment events.
Hours: Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00...   view more
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Singapore Philatelic Museum

4) Singapore Philatelic Museum

The Singapore Philatelic Museum deals with post offices in Singapore and with stamps. It is for those interested in rare stamps. It gives some information about Singapore's history and its philatelic heritage. There are permanent and temporary exhibitions. Also there is a shop where you can buy stamps.

Operation hours: Monday: 1 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 7...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Peranakan Museum

5) Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum in Singapore is the first museum dedicated to Peranakans in the world. Peranakans are descendants of Chinese immigrants of the late 15th and early 16th centuries who moved to Nusantara, Malaya, Java and some other places. There are ten permanent galleries that display Peranakan culture, their way of life and their traditions. Do not miss the Peranakan Wedding Bed. Mrs. Quah Hong Chiam of Penang delivered the first seven of her 11 babies on this very bed.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Museum of Singapore

6) National Museum of Singapore (must see)

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in the city. It displays collections related to the history of the city and the archaeological values of Singapore and Asia. The museum's building is designed in the Neo-Palladian and Renaissance styles. There is a glass rotunda.

Its most precious artefacts are the Singapore Stone, the Gold Ornaments of the Sacred Hill from East Java, Daguerreotype of Singapore Town which was one of the earliest photographs of Singapore, the will of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Singapore Art Museum

7) Singapore Art Museum (must see)

Editor's note: Currently closed for redevelopment. Museum programming continues at partner venues and spaces until the buildings re-opens.

The Singapore Art Museum exhibits Singapore's national art. It owns an amazing collection of 7750 pieces of Singaporean and Southeast Asian Contemporary Art as well as numerous international artworks. It is rated among the finest art museums that live up to exacting international standards. Here, you can admire paintings, sculptures and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chijmes

8) Chijmes

To experience what is unique about Singapore's lifestyle visit Chijmes. It was founded in 1854 and used to be the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus. Today it is a national heritage site with its fine Gothic architecture and amazing history. CHIJMES gradually turned into a popular dining, shopping and entertainment place. CHIJMES Hall and chapel are wonderful places for hosting musicals, recitals and theatrical...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Raffles Hotel Historical Building

9) Raffles Hotel Historical Building

The Raffles Hotel historical building is a symbol of Singapore and one of its principal sights. It was built in the name of the founder of the city, Sir Stamford Raffles. There are restaurants, a museum, a beautiful tropical garden and an old theater in Victorian style. The hotel has rooms that once belonged to famous people from all over the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Civilian War Memorial

10) Civilian War Memorial

The Civilian War Memorial is a part of the heritage of Singapore and one of the most important historical landmarks of the city. It is dedicated to Singaporeans murdered during the Japanese invasion. The monument tells a lot about Singapore and its population. It is made of four identical pillars, 70 meters tall, that represent the integration of the four main races living together in Singapore - Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races and is set in the War Memorial...   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.
Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Singapore being a melting pot of Asian nations, you can pick up stuff from all across Asia here. This self-guided tour will take you through pedestrian shopping plazas, historical shop-houses in Chinatown and local ethnic markets. Enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

The Colonial District was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles on the east bank of the Singapore River. There are monuments that are recognized all over the world as symbols of Singapore and they evoke the city-state's rich historical past. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous national monuments of the Colonial District:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 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
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
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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