Historical and Heritage Tours in Singapore

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With its fascinating past, its culinary delights and its spectacular range of attractions and events, Singapore truly has something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie or a history buff, a culture seeker or a shopaholic, Singapore is a destination that just keeps on giving.

Thinking of visiting Singapore? Whether you’re visiting Singapore for the first time or the fiftieth time, there is always something to see and something to discover. So, what’s the best way to see and experience this dazzling destination?

HIstorical and Heritage Tours in Singapore

While some visitors simply like to wander, the best bits of Singapore can be uncovered on a guided tour. There is an exceptional range of guided tours in Singapore, allowing visitors – and locals – to find out more about Singapore’s past, present and future.

For those interested in the past in particular, check out these fabulous historical and heritage tours that showcase the best of Singapore’s intriguing history.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Walking Tours

For visitors looking to immerse themselves in Singapore’s past, The Fullerton Hotel is the perfect place to start. Situated in the magnificent Fullerton Building, The Fullerton Hotel exudes charm, combining contemporary luxury with beautiful design details that hark back to a bygone era.

Built in 1928, the Fullerton Building has witnessed Singapore’s transformation from colonial outpost to cutting-edge destination. Once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the exclusive Singapore Club, this grand building has played a pivotal role in Singapore’s rich history.

Embracing its past, this splendid heritage hotel offers a range of tours for guests and visitors. Interested in taking one of the Fullerton Heritage Tours? Choose the Fullerton Monument Tour to find out more about this National Monument, or focus on Singapore’s role as one of the world’s key ports with the Maritime Journey Tour.

Alternatively, take a self-guided walking tour on the Fullerton Heritage Trail, uncovering the stories and history of important landmarks in and around the precinct and neighboring civic district.

Hippo Bus Tours

Going Farther Afield

To see more of Singapore means finding guided tours with transport options. In Singapore, that could mean staying on dry land – or getting into the water. For visitors who want to see Singapore while staying firmly on land, there is the ever-popular Hippo bus tour.

The Hippo bus tour offers a variety of sightseeing options, allowing visitors to focus on the parts of Singapore that interest them the most. The hop-on hop-off topless bus guides visitors around Singapore to get on and off where they please, seeing the best of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, the Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road, Little India and Chinatown.

Or, for something a bit more aquatic, there is the Duck tour. Guiding visitors around Singapore in a bus that’s also a boat, Duck tours offer a land and sea adventure rolled into one, stopping off at the Fountain of Wealth, the Singapore Flyer, the Esplanade and the Civic District.

Singapore River Cruise

Alternatively, there is the Singapore river cruise, another superb option for seeing Singapore from the water. Uncover Singapore’s maritime past with this tour’s enthralling commentary, or take the night cruise to experience the dazzling laser show. Simply unforgettable.

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Linda Manns Linneman

Singapore is beautiful. My nephew worked over there for five years and sent us some beautiful pictures. He actually married a beautiful young lady from there. I would love to visit. Thank you so much for sharing

Kimberly Miller

You are most welcome Linda and I’m glad you enjoyed the post! It is definitely on the Top 10 Destinations that I want to visit!

1alwaysnyc1

Guided tours, whether by bus, walking or ferry, is the best way to see all the wonderful, and yes, probably touristy, parts of a new city. They’re especially nice to do when you’re short on time. Then you can explore it on your own.