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Things You Must Do in Singapore This Week (if you are a History Lover): Uncover Singapore's Rich Heritage (Dec 24-30)


Raffles Hotel (Credit Booking.com)
Raffles Hotel (Credit Booking.com)

Singapore beckons you this weekend, beckoning not with modern dazzle, but with whispers of the past. Are you a history seeker, a heritage hunter? Then buckle up, adventurer, for a weekend woven from the rich tapestry of Singapore's story.  From iconic landmarks to immersive historical exhibits, here's your guide to a weekend immersed in Singapore's compelling history and National Education.


1. National Museum of Singapore

Start your weekend journey at the National Museum, where history comes alive. Explore the captivating galleries, from the Singapore History Gallery that traces the island's evolution to the dynamic exhibitions that showcase our cultural heritage. Don't miss the latest installations that bring history into the modern era. Take part in our Japanese Occupation Interactive Adventure Trail to explore National Museum of Singapore. 


National Museum of Singapore (Credit Singapore Heritage Board)
National Museum of Singapore (Credit Singapore Heritage Board)

2. Colonial District 

Embark on a walking tour through the Colonial District, where Singapore's colonial past unfolds. Visit landmarks like the Raffles Hotel, the Victoria Theatre, and the Old Supreme Court, each holding stories of the nation's struggle and triumph. Join our Singapore River Learning Journey to visit Victoria Theatre and Raffles Place. 

Raffles Hotel (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)
Raffles Hotel (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)

3. Chinatown Heritage Centre

Dive into the heart of Chinatown at the Heritage Centre, a living museum that offers a glimpse into the lives of early Chinese immigrants. Wander through the recreated shophouses and discover the challenges and aspirations of those who shaped the district. We have Chinatown Learning Journey available for you to immerse yourself in the experiences of early Chinese immigrants, gaining insight into their struggles, aspirations, fears, and resilience in the harsh realities of 19th Century Chinatown.

Chinatown Heritage Centre (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)
Chinatown Heritage Centre (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)

4. Kampong Glam Cultural District

Immerse yourself in the rich Malay heritage at Kampong Glam. Visit the majestic Sultan Mosque, stroll along the Street, and explore the district's vibrant cultural spaces. Join our Kampong Glam Learning Journey to  Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets where traditional trades blend with contemporary street art. 

Kampong Glam (Singapore Tourism Board)
Kampong Glam (Singapore Tourism Board)

5. Battlebox - Fort Canning

Step into the Battlebox on Fort Canning Hill, a former British underground command center. Delve into the stories of World War II, understanding the pivotal decisions made in this historical bunker. An insightful journey into Singapore's wartime past awaits. Come join our Fort Canning Hill Learning Journey to delve into Singapore's precolonial history.

Battlebox - Fort Canning (Credit Conde Nast Traveller)
Battlebox - Fort Canning (Credit Conde Nast Traveller)

6. Singapore River

Hop on a river cruise along the historic Singapore River. As you sail past iconic landmarks, the narrative unfolds, revealing the river's role as a lifeline for commerce and culture throughout Singapore's history. Participate in our Singapore River Learning Journey to uncover the remarkable development narrative of Singapore. 


Singapore River
Singapore River

7. Bussorah Street

Embark on a leisurely stroll along Bussorah Street, a charming enclave within Kampong Glam. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this historic district, where vibrant shophouses and quaint boutiques beckon. Explore the bustling street markets and savor the diverse culinary offerings, a testament to the area's multicultural heritage. Embark on a historical odyssey through  Bussorah Street with our Kampong Gelam Learning Journey


Bussorah Street (Credit Visit Kampong Gelam)
Bussorah Street (Credit Visit Kampong Gelam)

8. Cathay Building

Discover the iconic Cathay Building nestled in the heart of Singapore's shopping and entertainment district. As you approach, marvel at its striking art deco architecture, a testament to its historical significance in the city's skyline. Step inside to experience a blend of heritage and modernity, with the building housing a mix of retail spaces and cultural attractions. Immerse yourself in the stories of Cathay Building with our Japanese Occupation Interactive Adventure Trail as you explore the Cathay Building, where the past seamlessly meets the present.


Cathay Building (Credit The Straits Times)
Cathay Building (Credit The Straits Times)

Conclusion

This weekend, let Singapore's history be your guide. From the bustling streets of Chinatown to the tranquil corners of Cathay Building, each step is a connection to the past. Embrace the stories, appreciate the struggles, and gain a deeper understanding of the nation's roots. Your weekend of historical exploration awaits!


Let us be your guide and participate in our guided learning journeys to visit our hidden gems, enhancing your connection with the historical tapestry of Singapore.





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