THE ESSENCE OF SINGAPORE
Panorama, Culture, Tasting
The city of Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures. Let us discover three different co-existing traditions - the Chinese, the Malaysian and the Indian - as well as the vestiges of the British colonial domination. We end the excursion with a boat tour with panoramic views where old merges with modern in a unique skyline.
What we will see
- RAFFLES HOTELChinatown
- Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple
- Little India
- Trishaw ride
- Sultan Mosque
- Drink at the at the Raffles Hotel
- River cruise
- Clarke Quay
What we will do
- We start our excursion with a panoramic tour of Chinatown, Singapore's cultural centre with its temples, decorated balconies and lively streets which gives us a glimpse of what life was like in the past.
- We visit the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, the magnificent Sri Mariamman, a tall tower studded with coloured statues of gods that stands out against the sky surrounded by modern skyscrapers.
- We go for a walk through Little India, a lively and colourful neighbourhood full of small shops where we can browse around looking for spices, coloured silks, glittering jewellery, fresh flowers and other exotic items.
- We then get on a trishaw, a typical cycle cart used as a taxi.
- We ride along Arab Street and pass in front of the Sultan Mosque, a Muslim place of worship and emblem of Singapore.
- The mosque, built in 1928 and boasting a spectacular golden dome, is the distinctive symbol of this quarter.
- We stop at the Raffles Hotel for a legendary 'Singapore Sling', a cocktail that was created in 1915 in this bar.
- The excursion ends with a river cruise on one of the colourful boats that transit in Singapore's waterways.
- A kaleidoscope of images appears before our eyes: historic river workshops and shops, the six bridges built by the British and the grand palaces on the old waterfront that contrast with the skyline of the new business centre.
- We end the river cruise at the picturesque Clarke Quay, with its colours, lights and sounds and return to the ship.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- Guests with mobility problems will not be able to take part in the trishaw ride and river cruise.
- The trishaw ride lasts around 20/30 minutes.
- Dress code smart casual is required to enter in the Raffles Hotel
- The boat is not air conditioned.
- The excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark in Singapore.