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Things You Must Do in Singapore This Week (if you are a History Lover): Unearth Singapore's Rich Heritage (Dec 31 2023 -Jan 6 2024)

Updated: Apr 17


Singapore City
Singapore City

Singapore calls out to you this weekend, not with contemporary glamour but with echoes of days gone by. If you're passionate about history, a seeker of heritage, then get ready for a weekend intertwined with the intricate threads of Singapore's narrative. Explore iconic landmarks and delve into immersive historical exhibits – your roadmap to a weekend steeped in the captivating history and educational adventures of Singapore.

1. Malay Heritage Centre

Begin your historical journey at the Malay Heritage Centre, a cultural enclave preserving the rich heritage of the Malay community. Dive into the vibrant exhibits, showcasing artifacts, costumes, and stories that illuminate the history and contributions of the Malay culture in Singapore. Join our Kampong Gelam Learning Journey to delve into the intricacies of the Malay community's heritage.


Malay Heritage Centre (Credit Malay Heritage Centre)
Malay Heritage Centre (Credit Malay Heritage Centre)

2. Campbell Lane

Embark on a stroll down Campbell Lane, a narrow alley in Little India that echoes with tales of Singapore's multicultural past. As you wander through this historic lane, explore the blend of Indian and European influences in the architecture and businesses. Engage in our Little India Learning Journey to uncover the layers of history woven into Campbell Lane.


Campbell Lane (Credit Flickr)
Campbell Lane (Credit Flickr)

3. Boat Quay

Discover the historical significance of Boat Quay, nestled along the Singapore River. Once a bustling trade hub, today it stands as a testament to Singapore's maritime history. Wander along the quay, exploring the preserved shophouses that once buzzed with commerce. Partake in our Singapore River Learning Journey to unravel the tales of this iconic waterfront district.


Boat Quay (Credit Hotel.com)
Boat Quay (Credit Hotel.com)

4. Thian Hock Keng Temple

Immerse yourself in the spiritual heritage of Singapore at Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest Hokkien temple in the country. Marvel at its intricate architecture and learn about its role as a place of worship for early Chinese immigrants. Join our Chinatown  Learning Journey to deepen your understanding of the cultural significance of this historic temple.


Thian Hock Keng Temple (Credit Chinatown Singapore)
Thian Hock Keng Temple (Credit Chinatown Singapore)

5. Fusionopolis

Step into the modern side of history at Fusionopolis, located in one-north. This cutting-edge research and development hub symbolize Singapore's transition into a knowledge-based economy. Explore the innovative architecture and the groundbreaking work happening within. Participate in our One North Learning Journey to witness the convergence of science, technology, and history.


Fusionopolis (Credit JTC Corporation)
Fusionopolis (Credit JTC Corporation)

6. Parit Singapura

Embark on a journey to Parit Singapura, a historical site that harks back to the days of the Japanese Occupation. Gain insights into the struggles and sacrifices faced by the locals during this challenging period. Join our Fort Canning Hill Learning Journey to connect with the wartime history of Singapore.


Parit Singapura (Credit Flickr)
Parit Singapura (Credit Flickr)

7. Vanda Miss Joaquim 

Visit the National Orchid Garden, home to the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid, Singapore's national flower. Delight in the blooming history of this unique orchid and understand its cultural significance. Our Botanic Garden Learning Journey offers a deeper appreciation for the floral emblem that embodies the spirit of the nation.


Vanda Miss Joaquim (Credit Gardens by the Bay)
Vanda Miss Joaquim (Credit Gardens by the Bay)

8. YMCA Building

Conclude your historical exploration at the iconic YMCA Building. A blend of colonial and modern architecture, this building has witnessed the evolution of Singapore. Discover its storied past and the role it played in the community. Participate in our Japanese Occupation Interactive Adventure Trail to uncover the layers of history within its walls.


YMCA Building (Credit Booking.com)
YMCA Building (Credit Booking.com)

Conclusion

This weekend, allow the history of Singapore to lead you on a journey. Embrace the narratives, value the challenges, and acquire a more profound insight into the roots of the nation. Your weekend filled with historical exploration is ready for you!


Allow us to assist you on this journey; join our guided learning journeys to explore these hidden gems, enriching your connection with the historical fabric of Singapore.



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