Enjoy DINING by the Singapore River Singapore’s favourite sunset haunt
After dinner enroute to the world’s largest fountain, take in the beautiful sight of the central business district via Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
Continuing on to BUGIS STREET** , our guide will take you for a stroll at the night market or ‘pasar malam’ where you may chance upon bargains you can never imagine. Our last stop for the evening is the Raffles Hotel. As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore”.
** Maybe replaced by other night bazaars during festive period.
Note: Entry to Raffles Hotel lobby is subject to the hotel’s discretion.
Journey north to Kranji War Memorial to pay respects to the countless World War II heroes.Unveiled in 1957, the memorial commemorates over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives for freedom in WWII.
Next is a visit to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship and admire its spectacular architecture.
Lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Changi Chapel & Museum to gain an insight into the memories and lives of both POWs and civilian internees who survived the Japanese Occupation. The Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel found in the Changi Prison.
Drive past the Johore Battery and view a replicated 15-inch ‘Monster Gun’ ,the largest to be installed outside Britain during World War II.
End the tour marvelling at the modern developments of Gardens by the Bay. The park, spanning 101 hectares, is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants.
Note: Excludes admission fees to Gardens by the Bay Conservatories & OCBC Skyway.
This tour starts from where it all began at Raffles Landing Site,where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. Discover the city’s colonial history as you walk past bronze sculptures erected along the river. From Kucinta Cats to River Merchants, the various sculptures each depict a scene of a long-gone era.
Next stop at Raffles Hotel, a hive of activity for the high-society in the 1800s.
Board a riverboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River. Disembark at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village where visitors and locals jostle each other for the hottest nightspots and the most sought-after restaurants.
Note: No Bermudas, shorts, sandals without socks and slippers for men.
Note: No Bermudas, shorts, slippers, clogs and slip-ons for women.
On this informative tour, you will observe and experience the typical Singapore lifestyle – one that is uniquely different from those found in the rest of Asia.
Begin with a visit to the oldest Indian temple in Singapore, whose history dates back a hundred years or so and houses the main deity Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman and others such as Vinyagar, Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai. You will also see the many places of worship existing in close proximity to one another when we continue with a visit to the oldest Buddhist monastery in Singapore – considered a National Monument for its historical and architectural value
Next drive to Toa Payoh, a first generation New Town built in the late 1960s to solve the acute shortage of proper housing in Singapore.
Today, 87% of the population lives in a HDB flat.
Stroll through the Town Centre, where you can mingle with the local people and indulge in a bit of neighbourhood shopping in the many shops selling all sorts of merchandise. View the many communal facilities that make the town self-contained, including a bus interchange, sub-way station, schools, clinics, community centre, parks, a sport stadium, an indoor sports hall, a swimming pool complex.
Take a subway for a 5 minutes’ drive to Bishan, a second generation New Town, designed and built in the early 1990’s to accommodate the lifestyle of a more affluent and wealthier population.
There are many contrasts between the first and second generation New Towns. The later blocks of second-generation flats are of a more contemporary design and nearly twice the height of the first generation flats. The town centre is occupied by a large shopping mall that caters to the shopping and entertainment needs of the whole community and many of the communal facilities are located near to the shopping mall. You will visit and enjoy the company of a local Singaporean family home.
Our final stop on this tour will be to Singapore latest downtown Icon – The Marina Barrage. Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city.
Travel back in time with us on this beautiful journey as we bring you back in time to a different Singapore. Learn how bread was made the traditional way before the modern loaves hit our shelves. Visit one of the oldest remaining traditional bakeries left in Singapore and taste the difference. Hear from our baker why this once thriving business is now a disappearing trade.
Next, hear first hand from one of the masters of paper houses making, how the Chinese pray and pay their respects to their ancestors by burning paper objects as a form of offering to the afterlife. Learn about this custom steeped in tradition and its modern manifestations.
Also, a visit to our very popular coffee roasting factory. Here you learn about the local kopi industry, the tricks of the trade, roasting techniques, and a sampling of kopi ‘O’ or black coffee.
If you are nostalgic about heritage and love meeting craftsmen who are fiercely proud of their trade, join us for this time travel to what Singapore was like in the sixties through eighties.
This is not just an eating tour but it is also about our beloved wet markets and hawker centres, the origins and heritage of our foods like local coffee, belachan and roti prata and the eating customs of the locals. We start out sampling some of the best local dishes. After a stop at a local wet market, we go to a curry puff factory for a behind-the-scenes peek at one of Singapore’s favourite snack. Then more sampling. And the highlight is to head to a popiah skin maker where you will learn about the art of the perfect popiah skin and also have a hands-on session rolling popiahs. We end with more food and this time sweet putu piring.
People know Mr Lee Kuan Yew as the politician, as one of the founding fathers of Singapore, or the globally respected elder statesman, and the iconic figure.
But who was he? What was he like as a friend, a father, a brother, a son, and husband? What was he like in school, as a teenager, as a young adult? We give you a glimpse of the simple man that Mr Lee really was and how he chose to lead his life. What values did he live by?
Our journey takes you through Mr Lee’s early years, his family life and the beautiful love between Mr and Mrs Lee. While he had a fondness for food, he also had healthy habits. We also uncover his frugal ways and his vociferous appetite for learning.
Contact our dedicated team at World Express for a complete list of our exclusive sightseeing tours program.