Rediscover Singapore and join us on our Shoestring Trails
Our trails are designed for the young, the young at heart and those who want to revisit and rediscover places they are familiar with, for families that want to rediscover together and for those that are new to all these places. We have something for everyone!
Jubilee Walk [Walking Tour]
- Trace the development of the iconic Singapore river through intricate wall murals at Hill Street.
- Marvel at the built heritage at Empress Place, constructed during the Colonial Administration.
- Engage your sense of sight and smell at the Spice Garden and learn about Singapore’s role during the 17-century spice trade.
- Learn about what inspires the Pancur Larang (Forbidden Spring) historical garden.
- Bask in the tranquil ASEAN Sculpure Garden.
Lunchtime @ The Padang [Walking Tour]
- Hear the water story of Singapore at the elegant blue and white Tan Kim Seng fountain, who first saw the importance of public waterworks in Singapore.
- Learn about prominent philanthropist Syed Omar Aljunied’s contribution to the construction of St Andrew’s Cathedral.
- Have a moment of reflection at the Cenotaph and Lim Bo Seng memorials, dedicated to those that perished during the war.
- Marvel at the tasteful restoration of the former Supreme Court & City Hall Buildings and listen to the stories of what these two buildings must have witnessed.
Unity In Diversity [Walking Tour]
- Reminisce about the ‘good old days’ through mural paintings by Yip Yew Chong and Yuen Kum Cheong along the corridor of the former Catholic High School.
- View the beautifully restored pre-war bungalows along Waterloo Street Arts Belt, now housing local arts organisation.
- Hear the hearwarming stories about how Buddhist and Hindu devotees are brough together by faith at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and Sri Krishnan Temple.
- Learn about the minority Jewish community and Judaism through Maghain Aboth Synagogue (exterior view only).
Available from 14th Jan 2021 onwards
Down to the Bare Walls
- Explore the back lanes of Little India and uncover the gems of rich culture and tradition – hidden behind Bare Walls – where it comes to life.
- Feel the smooth silk of a saree and try your hands at turban tying, explore the murals that showcase the rich culture, arts and the daily living of the past that has changed to meet today’s needs – but is somehow still the same. Don’t miss the temple visit that gives you an exclusive view to be awed by a 24 carat Golden Dome.
- You will be amazed by the goldsmith that has passed tradition down from generation to generation and experience how food brings people to the same table!
- Join us and have a look down the Bare Walls!
The Northern Trail
This trail brings you to the northern part of Singapore, to places that have more than one thread connecting them with each other; there is the political tread that highlights the British power before WWII and the impact of Singapore’s development as a Naval Base. Being a British Colony Singapore attracted people from all over the Commonwealth which connects with the historical thread and looking at different groups of people in the area has the human thread as its guide.
Visit the Kranji War Memorial – the final resting place for young men and women from all over the world; get a unusual view of the Causeway and listen to the stories of hope and despair that shaped Singapore. The Sembawang and Admiralty area holds hidden stories of the British Black and White Houses – surprising and definitely interesting. End the trail with a visit to the oldest Kampong Mosque in Singapore – places and people connected through stories and events.
Available from 26th January 2021 onwards
Discover SG’s wilder side – the Sungei Buloh Wetland Trail
Come and discover the wilder side of Singapore in one of Singapore largest nature park on the northern coast, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which is also Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park.
This ecological jewel is rich in biodiversity providing a sanctuary for the diverse flora and fauna. By sharing stories that are personal and educational our Nature Guide will reveal the treasures that lie beneath boardwalks, rocks and the muddy grounds, he will let you see the inhabitants of this area that include the Malayan monitor lizards, mudskippers, snakes and crocodiles.
Sungei Buloh is home to many resident birds, from herons to kingfishers, sunbirds, hornbills to woodpeckers; you will be able to hear the songs of the cicadas and find out how a Saint Andrew’s cross looks like.
There are plenty of photography opportunities for sceneries, flora & fauna, so bring along your camera to take home some memories.
The trail ends at Sungei Buloh in time for the Kranji Express that takes you back to Kranji MRT or you may want to explore on your own the rest of Kranji area like the Frog Farm, Hay Dairies or Bollywood Veggies.