You’ll follow in the footsteps of Singapore’s founder today – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. It’s only fitting that you start your tour on the waters, just like the British statesman himself when he stepped ashore in 1819. You’ll travel down Singapore’s waterfront, passing under bridges and past towering skyscrapers. On dry land, your next mode of transport is a trishaw – a three-wheeled, cycle rickshaw. You’ll be whisked to the historic Raffles Hotel, which is often referred to as the Grand Old Lady of Singapore. Here, you’ll make a beeline for the Long Bar for a taste of the city-state’s national drink, a Singapore Sling. Mixologist Ngiam Tong Boon invented the gin-based cocktail behind this very bar back in 1915. Next, you’ll visit the Raffles Landing Site sculpture, which marks where the famous founder first set foot on the island. After, you’ll track down even more history in the Civic District, where you’ll find some of Singapore’s most historic buildings.
Boarding the boat requires sensible shoes and a good sense of balance, not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.