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MONUMENTAL WALKS

Monumental Walks

Monumental Walking Tours are thematic tours specially created by the National Heritage Board (NHB). They are led by guides who are passionate heritage enthusiasts, keen to share about the beautiful architectural features of Singapore’s National Monuments and the importance of these treasured buildings. Watch history come alive in front of you as you discover hidden gems of Singapore’s past.

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Official Tour Operator

OUR MONUMENTAL WALKS

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LEST WE FORGET

Monumental Walk 1

Throughout history, people have erected statues and sculptures in honour of men and women of valour, courage and sacrifice. Tall, impressive and often austere - what do these memorials actually stand for? Who, or what, are we meant to remember?

 

Discover the symbolism in each memorial’s design as well as the hidden stories behind each sculpture and engraving. More importantly, learn about the heroes who sacrificed themselves for Singapore, lest we forget.

Monuments Covered

Former City Hall and Padang

Civilian War Memorial

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Lim Bo Seng Memorial

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Gain insights into the significance of the war memorials

 

Remember the people who sacrificed their lives in defence of Singapore

 

Understand the need for Total Defence

A TALE OF TWO TOWNS

Monumental Walk 2

Join this tour of colonial buildings along the lifeline of 19th century Singapore – the Singapore River – and discover the two different worlds that existed on opposite sides of the river in colonial Singapore.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Understand why the Town of Singapore grew the way it did

Learn about the various structures along the river that have

withstood the test of time

Observe how Singapore has grown from a busy but small trading port to a bustling city

Monuments Covered

Former Fullerton Building

Cavenagh Bridge

Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall

Former Parliament House

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MIXED BLESSINGS

Monumental Walk 3

Go on a trail of religious monuments along Telok Ayer Street to experience the bustling street life, diversity and harmony of architectural styles and religions that continue to exist even today! Discover how these places shows how blessed Singapore has been and how far it has come as an immigrant society.

Monuments Covered

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Nagore Darg

Al-Abrar Mosque

 

Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Learn about Singapore’s early years as a trading post, her early immigrants and pioneer

 

Understand the different practices, beliefs, and architectural expressions of different community and religious groups

Hear the stories of our forefathers, who replicated buildings from their homeland to find solace in a foreign land

STARS AND CRESCENT

Monumental Walk 4

Five stars and a crescent. Red and white. Majulah Singapura! We think we know what they mean. But do we really?

 

Hear the stories of how our National Symbols came about: learn about our pioneer leaders’ ideals and aspirations for Singapore, the inspirations behind the symbols, and how three of our National Monuments witnessed the birth of the National Symbols – the flag, the anthem, the pledge and the crest.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Learn about Singapore’s national symbols and their significance

 

Explore the roles that various national monuments played in creating our national symbols

 

Develop a sense of pride and identity as a Singaporean

Monuments Covered

Former Parliament House

Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall

Former City Hall

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