Chinatown is a subzone and ethnic enclave located within the Outram district in the Central Area of Singapore. Featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements, Chinatown has had a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population.
As the largest ethnic group in Singapore is Chinese, Chinatown is considerably less of an enclave than it once was. However, the precinct does retain significant historical and cultural significance. Large sections of it have been declared national heritage sites officially designated for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Established in 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club is today is one of the leading Sports and Social Clubs in Asia. The SCC is the second oldest Sports Club in Singapore, junior by 10 years to the Singapore Sporting Club, now the Singapore Turf Club. The Club stands at the centre of the city’s old colonial heart, a public space that has witnessed many of Singapore’s triumphs and defeats, upheavals, independence and, finally, the annual National Day Parades on 9 August annually. Nearby historic buildings include Raffles Hotel, St Andrew’s Cathedral, City Hall (on the steps of which the Japanese surrendered to the British in 1945), the Old Supreme Court, the renovated National Art Gallery of Singapore, Old Parliament House (now the Arts House), Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall, and Empress Place Building (formerly government offices and now the Asian Civilisations Museum).
Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping.
Marina Bay is a bay near Central Area in the southern part of Singapore, and lies to the east of the Downtown Core. The area surrounding the bay itself, also called Marina Bay, is a 360 hectare extension to the adjacent Central Business District.
The Merlion is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a creature with a lion's head and a body of a fish.
In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
Merlions do not feature in any local folklore or myths of Singapore, and was only used in Singapore initially as the logo for the tourism board.
The merlion occurs in a number of different artistic traditions. Lions with fishtails can be found on Indian murals at Ajanta and Mathura, and on Etruscan coins of the Hellenistic period. Merlions, or ‘heraldic sea-lions’, are an established element of Western heraldry, and have been used on the coat of arms of the cities of Portsmouth and Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom; the City of Manila; and the East India Company.
The Parliament House of Singapore is a public building and cultural landmark and houses the Parliament of Singapore. It is located in the Civic District of the Downtown Core within Singapore's central business district.
The National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was opened on 20 October 1995 by Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The Singapore Botanic Gardens has been developed along a 3-Core Concept.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore is one of the two tiers of the court system in Singapore, the other tier being the Subordinate Courts
Welcome to your Tour of Singapore. The City of Harmony.
Singapore has been described as a thriving cosmopolitan city that's brimming with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture. Singapore is really all about warm, enriching and unforgettable.
On arrival at the Changi International Airport after clearing Customs & Immigrations you will be met by our local representative at the Arrival Hall. Transfer to the hotel on seat in coach basis. Arrive and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel, Singapore.
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a half day city tour of Singapore on seat in coach basis. The City Experience Tour showcases the contrast between old and New and the blend of East and West. Experience the history, Culture and the lifestyle of multi-racial Singapore, The exciting heart of New Asia-Singapore. We will drive around the Civic District past the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court City Hall and Short stop at the MERLION PARK to enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.
Later visit to Little India, Chinatown - admire the best of Asian craftsmanship.
Return to the Hotel.
Overnight at the hotel, Singapore.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore Singapore on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Singapore.
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check Out by noon. You will be met at your hotel lobby by representative for your transfer to the International Airport for your onwards flight back home.
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