Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour, Singapore

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:
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Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: vickyc
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Merlion Statue

1) 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
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Raffles' Landing Site

2) 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
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City Hall

3) City Hall

The City Hall of Singapore is a national monument where the government of the city sits. It is situated opposite the Padang which is a field reserved by Stamford Raffles - founder of the city - for public events. Nearby is the Supreme Court of Singapore. Visitors are allowed inside. They can see the Corinthian colonnade and the main...   view more
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Saint Andrew's Cathedral

4) Saint Andrew's Cathedral

Saint Andrew's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Singapore. It is a very beautiful and impressive Anglican Church built in the Neo-Gothic style. It was rebuilt after a fire destroyed the original building. There were rumors that the place was haunted by unhappy spirits and the church was closed. During the Japanese invasion the church served as an emergency hospital. Since 1973 it has been a monument of national importance in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd Singapore

5) Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd Singapore

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Singapore. It is located in the Museum Planning Area within the Civic District and affords a welcome respite from the city. Bounded by the parallel Queen and Victoria Streets, and Bras Basah Road, the Cathedral sits within well-shaded grounds. Much of its architecture is reminiscent of two famous London churches namely St Paul's, Covent Garden and St Martin-in-the-Fields. The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Early Founders Memorial Stone

6) Early Founders Memorial Stone

The Foundation Stone of the Monument to the Early Founders of Singapore, also called the Early Founders Memorial Stone, is a national memorial dedicated to the early founders, also known as "Unknown Immigrants", of Singapore. There are no famous names on it. It transcends all ethnic groups in Singapore and commemorates those who contributed to the creation of a modern multiracial, multilingual...   view more

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: 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
Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour

Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour

The Chinese make up a majority of the population in Singapore. Chinatown is, therefore, a district full of valuable historical and architectural monuments. There are Chinese, Hindu and Moslem places of worship in this locality. There are also many wonderful shop-houses that sell exotic items to be found nowhere else. This self-guided tour will take you through the most popular places in Singapore's Chinatown.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
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
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 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

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