Cultural Enclaves of Singapore, Private tour

City Break, Cultural Enclaves of Singapore
Private tour

  • 4 Days
  • From : Singapore
  • To : Singapore
  • Private
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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Dive into the wonderfully varied cultural precincts of Singapore and learn how this singular Singapore came to be known as a melting pot of cultures. With this four-day tour, you will see more cultures than many people see in several holidays. Come explore Singapore!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Chinatown: Delve into the impressive and culturally rich Chinatown, with its traditional medicine shops, teahouses, acupuncturists and calligraphers. Don’t leave without sampling its quintessential delights. 

Little India: Explore the exotic quarter of Little India, with its many stalls spruced with garlands of jasmine, colourful spices and decorative ornaments.

Arab Street: Singapore’s veteran creative hub, which continually thrives on celebrating its colourful heritage. Step into brightly coloured textile shops, browse the hand-woven Persian rugs or taste some aromatic Arabian teas in Singapore’s famous Muslim quarter.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Licenced English-speaking tour guide during the activities, on a private basis

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 3 nights’ accommodation

MEALS:

  • 3  Breakfasts

TRANSPORT: 

  • Air-conditioned transportation transfers as stated in the programme
  • Inbound airport transfers from Changi Airport
  • Outbound airport transfers to Changi Airport

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Entrance fees for the Singapore Botanic Garden
  • Cultural Enclaves tour, day 2

OTHER:

  • Meet and greet on day 1 

Exclusions

  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuity for driver
  • International flights
  • Optional tour day 1 – Singapore under the stars
  • Optional tour day 3 – Peranakan Tour

Please note

  • The tour is on a private basis so all timings can be agreed and modified with the customers. 
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed
  • Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible change of hotels and/or itinerary

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Singapore. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting places of worship, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Days 1-4 Singapore:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Villa Hotel Katong or similar 4* 

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL SINGAPORE

Upon landing at Singapore Airport, you will be met at the airport by a tour representative. The agent will then guide you to the transportation service that transfers you to your hotel. Once there, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. You may want to partake in the optional tour – Singapore under the stars. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken down to Marina Bay Sands, a 57-storey megastructure flaunts the Sands’ SkyPark, situated on the world’s largest public cantilevered platform. Its vast, curved-surfboard-like deck envelopes a one-hectare sky oasis, boasting lush greenery and sculptured gardens. Experience the stunning panoramic view of Singapore – there is surely no greater feeling than to stand above Singapore’s grandest structures! Then it’s time to enjoy a bumboat ride: cruise along the waters of Singapore river on bumboats, otherwise commonly known as ‘tongkangs’. Listen to the calm murmur of the propellers hitting the water as you absorb the history of the Riverside Quay. As you glide along the waterfront, marvel at the extravagant contrast between the restored century-old shop houses and the striking skyscraper-riddled skyline of modern Singapore. Next up, you will get the chance to try a local seafood dinner. After disembarking, step into a seafood restaurant and sample the city’s most famous delicacies. You’ll return to the hotel with a great first impression of Singapore (not included in price). Overnight in Singapore.

Day 2 :  SINGAPORE

After breakfast at the hotel, at 09:00, you will be picked up and taken to Little India. Wander through this exotic quarter, where countless stalls are spruced with garlands of jasmine and merchants busy themselves with selling everything from traditional saris and colourful spices to festive ornaments. Then, visit the iconic Kampong Glam district, Singapore’s Arab Quarter. This district is the city’s veteran creative hub, and it continually thrives on celebrating its colourful heritage. It contains lovely indie boutiques, vintage shop-houses and street murals where art is taken to the walls. To make the most of your time here, step into its bright and cheerful textile shops, pick out a hand-woven Persian rug and taste some aromatic Arabian teas. Filled with traditional shops and markets, as well as cool stores and cafés, Chinatown is a hub of trade and activity. Stroll among Chinese medicine shops, teahouses, acupuncturists and calligraphers, then head to Chinatown’s Food Street to sample some quintessential local delights. Flip over to a new page on your travel diary as the coach traverses Shenton Way, commonly known as Asia’s Wall Street. The backdrop of bumboats cruising through the historic waterway reminds us of its former rustic days. Then, travel to the Botanic Gardens – Singapore’s first UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site – where you will visit the fascinating orchid enclosure, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchids. Return to the hotel in the afternoon, around 14:00. Overnight in Singapore.

Day 3 :  SINGAPORE

Today will be at your own leisure to explore Singapore as you please. You may want to opt in to the Peranakan Tour – You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:00. You might have heard about the origins of Peranakan culture in Singapore and how history married two cultures into one. But did you know the Peranakans preserve their heritage to this day, despite the changing, fast-paced world that surrounds them? In the morning, after breakfast, travel from your hotel to Joo Chiat and start the day with a leisurely stroll down this iconic road. This area is lined with colourful Peranakan-inspired houses that tell stories through their elegant craftmanship as well as through their mysterious peep holes! Learn the tales of how this vibrant culture once dominated life in Joo Chiat and contributed to the creation of the state. Head over to a specially hand-picked Peranakan shop-house. Carefully restored with gold-gilded woodcarvings and furnishings, this building proves the endearing dedication of those who run it to preserving traditional arts. Here, you will be warmly welcomed by a local Peranakan historian. Admire the art of beading, participate in a sarong demonstration and taste traditional delicacies such as the nonya kueh. You will also be offered an opportunity to take home a piece of timeless artwork from among an array of gifts ranging from fashion, household and handmade collectibles. At around midday, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Singapore.

Day 4 :  DEPARATURE SINGAPORE

Wake up to charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel before setting out to further explore the city of Singapore at your own rhythm. Enjoy your free time by doing all the things you want to do – be it shopping, visiting more sites or simply relaxing – before you’re transferred from the hotel back to the airport, where you will catch your flight to your following destination.