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Singapore’s Former Colonial Area

  • 15 Dec 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Raffles Hotel, at the patio just outside the Lobby
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Chances are, you have noticed some of the beautiful colonial architecture in the downtown area of Singapore, even if you have not been here very long. Take this opportunity to see and hear about the history of these buildings, along with the personalities who brought them to life. 

If it were not for the dreams of four Armenian brothers, Raffles Hotel would not be the world renowned hotel it is today. And Singapore’s highest ranked high school, Raffles Institution, once stood on the land where you now find Raffles City, and it was Thanks to our modern founder, Raffles, who was instrumental in establishing it.

While you may have seen or visited the Padang, you might have missed the three war monuments erected right across from that green turf.  As we amble along, you will hear the hows and whys of them being situated here. We will stop by the National Gallery, with the largest selection of South East Asian arts, and view the lobby of this gorgeous Singapore icon and hear about its origins.

The Armenian Church on Hill Street still stands as Singapore’s oldest and most unique. The church was designed by Singapore’s first colonial architect, George Coleman, and you will hear about him here at the tour’s final stop.

Date & Time: 15. December 2021 from 09:30 - 12:30pm.

Meeting Point: Raffles Hotel at the patio just outside the Lobby. Parking is available at the hotel but we will finish the tour at different point, so best to use public transport. The nearest MRT is City Hall.

Tour language: English

Member price: 35$

Non-member price: 49$

Please take note of the following requirements from the Singapore government:

  1. Maximum group size of 10 pax (excluding tourist guide), with maximum 2 pax allowed in any one sub-group and the sub groups maintain at least 1m safe distance and no intermingling at all times.
  2. To be on the safe side we as German Association accept only participants who have communicated their status as “vaccinated” to us before the tour. This way, we can have easy and enjoyable tours as you know them. Thanks for your understanding!
  3. Masks to be worn at all times.
  4. The tour will be subjected to approval by authorities and might be cancelled at anytime.
  5. Our guide is not required to take temperatures at the start of the tour but  we would be grateful if the participants could take their own temperature before leaving the house to join the tour. 

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