Join me on a live-streamed, interactive walking tour in the historically rich Civic District of Singapore. This one-hour Online Experience will allow you to understand the story of Singapore, from its founding in 1819 to its present prominence as a global city of almost 6 million residents.
We will begin our tour with a walk down the banks of the Singapore River. Here, we will look at some cruise ships, and take some photos of the picturesque view - I know just the spot for it! Moving ahead, I will tell you about the colonial history of Singapore, alongside the role played in it by the British East India Company and the nutmeg spice. We will then witness the Scotland-made bridge located nearby, as well as the Fullerton Hotel, which used to be the biggest post office in Southeast Asia.
The next leg of our tour will take us to admire the National Museum and the Victoria Theatre -did you know that the latter is modelled after the famous St. Paul Cathedral in London? We will walk past the Art House, the old Parliament House, and the National Gallery, and make our way to an area where no buildings have been constructed since 1820! Here, behold the memorial to the Indian National Army, an Indian military wing that functioned in Southeast Asia during World War II and was particularly active in Singapore.
We will now walk into a contrasting space, full of high rises and glittering lights, to catch a glimpse of Marina Bay, the Art and Science Museum, Sky-Park, and the Convention Centre, and finally reach the Helix Bridge. From the bridge, we will admire the famous Merlion fountain and learn the story behind the name 'Singapore'. To end our tour, we will make our way to the magnificent Ferris wheel known as the 'Singapore Flyer' - the perfect place to say our goodbyes.
The tour is not a pedantic history lesson and neither is it just a sightseeing tour of key landmarks of Singapore! Rather it is a live, engaging walking tour that includes stories of her people and her multicultural and multi religious society, brought alive in the form of interesting personal accounts and experiences!