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NATIONAL EDUCATION
- GUIDED BUS TOURS

There’s so much more to discover and learn about Singapore, and about being a Singaporean. Infused with National Education messages, get connected again with our home. Discover fresh insights of well-known places, and explore lesser known sites to fall in love with.
ROUTE

Sarimbun Beach Landing Site

(Landing Site and Troop Distribution)

Former Ford Factory

(Capture of Infrastructure)

Pasir Panjang Ridge

(The Last Stand)

Fort Canning Hill

(The Surrender)

Civilian War Memorial

(The Occupation)

BATTLEFIELD STUDY
GUIDED BUS TOUR

TRACING THE ATTACK

Eight. The number of days that the Imperial Japanese Army took to successfully force the impregnable fortress of Singapore to the surrender table. Considering the disparity in number of troops and resources available as compared to the Allied commanders, this was a remarkable feat. How was this achieved? What was the strategy ? Where were the key battles that decided the campaign?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Visit key battle sites and witness how the landscape of Singapore shaped the conduct of the battle. Analyse the plans and troop composition of both forces. Learn about the various strategic assumptions that were made, and the rationale for specific troop placement in the Battle for Singapore.

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Learn about the key factors that led to a series of poor decisions made by the Allied Forces and contemplate what might have been if the dominos simply fell the other way.

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Hear the stories of local heroes. Appreciate their sacrifice and their commitment towards the defence of Singapore.

ROUTE

URA Singapore City Gallery

(SMART Urban Living)

SG Mobility Gallery

(SMART Transportation)

Launchpad

(SMART Innovation & Startup Ecosystem)

Marina East Desalination Plant

(SMART Nation Sustainability)

SMART-NATION
GUIDED BUS TOUR

DIGITAL GOVERNMENT, SMART NATION

Becoming a Smart City. That’s what every city in the world is doing today. In Asia, the race is on. We want to improve the lives of our people, and at the same time we want to stay competitive. Many research studies have ranked Singapore as one of the top Smartest Cities in the world. How have we managed to stand out?

Our government has taken a Whole-of-Nation approach to this. They have developed the infrastructure and created a strong culture for innovation. The tour aims to provide a comprehensive overview to our SMART Nation Vision.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Gain a solid foundation on what it takes to become a SMART Nation, what the 3 pillars of Singapore’s SMART Nation drive are, and why we continue to encourage a culture of innovation and experimentation.

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Learn about how the government has integrated technology with various nationwide infrastructure such as utilities, healthcare and transportation.

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Discuss the threats that Singapore faces as we continue to digitalise our economy, our government and our society. Learn about how Singapore has taken various steps to combat cyber-attacks, as well as fake news online.

ROUTE

The Cathay Building

(Wartime Influence)

Oxley Road

(Personal Residence)

Victoria Theatre & Fullerton Building

(Formation of PAP)

National Gallery – Former City Hall

(Key National Events)

The Pinnacle @ Tanjong Pagar

(Housing the Nation)

“ON THE
SHOULDERS OF
GIANTS” GUIDED BUS TOUR

THE FOUNDING FATHER: LEE KUAN YEW

Singapore’s success is synonymous with the name Lee Kuan Yew. As Singapore’s first prime minister, he guided Singapore through merger and separation with Malaya, ensured the physical survival of a new nation state, and built a country we are today proud to call home.

Visit the sites that were critical to his formative years, and what set him on the path towards achieving self-determination for Singapore.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Appreciate the contributions of our founding fathers, the challenges they faced, their successes and the grit that they had in building the Singapore we know today.

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Have an opportunity to Understand the motivations behind their commitment to the nation, what shaped their early days and why they gave their lives in service. Be inspired to find your own motivation in contributing to Singapore.

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Feel a sense of pride at what we’ve managed to achieve as a small and young nation, and reaffirm your will to protect what they Have built, as we continue to stand on the shoulders of giants.

ROUTE

Jurong Hill & JTC

(Economic Growth)

Monetary Authority of Singapore

(National Reserves)

Pearl’s Hill & Kreta Ayer

(Defence)

Mount Faber

(Greening Singapore)

“ON THE
SHOULDERS OF
GIANTS” GUIDED BUS TOUR

THE ECONOMIC ARCHITECT: GOH KENG SWE

This tour series, “On the Shoulders of Giants” is our tribute to our founding fathers. While their contributions are wide-ranging covering many portfolios, the tour aims to give participants a glimpse into various key milestones in their lives, and the impact their decisions had in shaping Singapore. Let us remember the giants on whose shoulders we stand on and be inspired in our dedication to building a better tomorrow for future generations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Appreciate the contributions of our founding fathers, the challenges they faced, their successes and the grit that they had in building the Singapore we know today.

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Have an opportunity to Understand the motivations behind their commitment to the nation, what shaped their early days and why they gave their lives in service. Be inspired to find your own motivation in contributing to Singapore.

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Feel a sense of pride at what we’ve managed to achieve as a small and young nation, and reaffirm your will to protect what they Have built, as we continue to stand on the shoulders of giants.