Culture, Art and Architecture
Private Tour

Culture, Art & Architecture
Private Tour

How did artists view and portray everyday scenes of early Singapore? Time travel to 19th century Singapore and hear interesting vignettes of people and places, told through a fascinating collection of public art and photos of artworks. Explore the Civic District, Chinatown and Marina Bay and see iconic landmarks and cultural sights, from the Fullerton Hotel and Singapore River to the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Kheng temple, and more.


  • Features a blend of public art, architecture and historical locales from early to modern-day Singapore
  • Admire Marina Bay’s skyline from the Merlion Park; great for first-time visitors.
  • See the city’s oldest Chinese temple in Chinatown, accompanied by historical anecdotes of immigrants.  
  • Visit the Civic District – see the iconic Fullerton Hotel and public sculptures depicting the early people along the Singapore River.  
  • Explore the beautifully conserved architecture of National Gallery Singapore in air-conditioned comfort. 

What To Expect

Begin your walk at the oldest Hokkien Chinese temple in Singapore. Exquisitely restored to its former glory, it has welcomed waves of Chinese immigrants since 1842 and continues to attract local devotees.

Follow the Singapore River as it leads to the heart of Civic District. Here, you'll visit the Fullerton Hotel and hear of its past as a former General Post Office.

See a selection of modern and contemporary architecture - and be rewarded with a rooftop view of the city’s skyline at the end of the walk.


A local coffee, tea or bottled water


First-time visitors wanting to experience Singapore’s cultural traditions while seeing amazing art and architecture!

Meeting Point:

Telok Ayer MRT (Exit A)

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