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OUTDOOR
LEARNING JOURNEYS

Learn beyond the confines of a Classroom.

Our learning journeys in Singapore offer a breath of fresh air to traditional educational settings. By stepping into the great outdoors, students explore diverse environments and subjects, sparking their curiosity and fostering a deep sense of exploration - all aligned with the MOE curriculum.

OUR TOUR THEMES

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Our Learning Journeys are classified into 4 different themes as follows: 

Our Culture & Diversity

Theme 1

This theme encapsulates the essence of exploring Singapore’s rich cultural heritage, traditions, and the diverse communities that have contributed to the nation’s identity. It provides a cohesive thread that ties the programmes together, highlighting the significance of cultural appreciation and understanding, in the context of Singapore’s multicultural society.

Our Past, Present and Future

Theme 2

This theme allows participants to gain a holistic understanding of Singapore’s development over time. Each program delves into a specific aspect of this theme, allowing participants to explore the historical roots, the current state, and the aspirations for the future of Singapore. This theme adds depth and coherence to the overall learning experience, making it more meaningful and impactful for participants

Our Environment

Theme 3

This theme reflects a focus on exploring and understanding Singapore’s natural and urban ecosystems, as well as the nation’s efforts towards sustainability. It provides a unifying thread for both programmes, highlighting their shared emphasis on environmental awareness and conservation.

Our Defence & Security

Theme 4

This theme delves into Singapore’s military history, battle strategies and the consequence of the failure to ensure our sovereignty. It ties together various aspects of national security, and emphasises the importance of engendering a strong Commitment to Defence (C2D) and a will to fight.

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OUR CULTURE & DIVERSITY

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LITTLE INDIA
LEARNING JOURNEY

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Our Culture & Diversity

Feast your senses on the wonders of Indian culture as we explore the ethnic enclaves of Little India. Learning about the origins of the Indian community in Singapore, their cultural practices and the traditional occupations they were involved in. Visit a Hindu temple to understand their religious practices and festivals that will leave you in awe. With all the sights and sounds of this colourful district, there will never be a dull moment on this immersive journey of discovery.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Appreciate Local Indian Heritage

  • Immersive Cultural Experiences

  • Embrace Racial & Religious Diversity

  • Discover Traditional Trades

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CHINATOWN
LEARNING JOURNEY

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Our Culture & Diversity

Uncover the history of Chinatown and learn about the early Chinese immigrants who set foot on our island home through their stories. Hear their struggles, hopes, fears and most importantly, what it took to survive the harsh realities of 19th century Chinatown. Through this, you will also gain a deeper appreciation of the Chinese community as well as their culture and traditions as we find out more about the ethnic enclaves within this heritage precinct.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Appreciate Local Chinese Heritage

  • Immersive Cultural Experiences

  • Embrace Racial Harmony

  • Contributions of our forefathers

  • Rediscover Chinatown’s Hidden Treasures

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KAMPONG GELAM
LEARNING JOURNEY

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Our Culture & Diversity

Let’s embark on a trip around the old Royal Citadel and learn about the origins of the Malay community in Singapore. Visit the living abode of the former Sultan and the royal family. Hear about their contributions which includes the building of an iconic mosque. Feel the local Malay culture infused through the area as you breeze through the lively strets where traditional trades meet new-age shops, all well decorated with street art. With such picturesque boulebards and intriguing stories, it will definitely have you wanted to discover more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Appreciating Local Malay Heritage

  • Immersive Cultural Experience

  • Uncover the religion of Islam

  • Coexistence of Traditions and Modernity

  • Conservation of Heritage

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HARMONY IN DIVERSITY
LEARNING JOURNEY

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Our Culture & Diversity

Discover the interconnectedness of religious diversity in Chinatown. Step inside various places of worship, from temples to mosques to churches, and explore the enlightening “Harmony in Diversity” gallery. This multi-faceted journey cultivates a profound appreciation for multiculturalism, highlighting the importance of racial and religious harmony. Aimed at nurturing global citizens who respect and embrace differences, it is a transformative experience for all.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Promote Interfaith Understanding

  • Cultivate Respect for Religious Diversity

  • Enhance Cultural Sensitivity

  • Strengthen Commitment to Religious Harmony

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ETHNIC QUARTERS 
LEARNING JOURNEY

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Our Culture & Diversity

The all-in-one cultural experience! Explore 3 of Singapore’s ethnic districts—Little India, Kampong Glam, and Chinatown—where history, traditions and culture meld seamlessly. From Kampong Glam’s regal Sultan Mosque to Chinatown’s historic waterfront streets, to Little India’s colourful architecture and aromatic spices, this guided tour offers a complete and immersive understanding of the nation’s diverse identity. Join us in learning from these vibrant neighborhoods, each echoing with the stories that shape Singapore’s rich cultural landscape.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Embrace Singapore’s Cultural Diversity

    Immersive Cultural Experiences

  • Celebrate Unity in Diversity

  • Discover Iconic Landmarks

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OUR LEARNING JOURNEYS

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KAMPONG GELAM
LEARNING JOURNEY

"THE ORIGIN STORY"

ROUTE

Malay Heritage Centre (History & Culture)

Masjid Sultan (Places of Worship)

Gedung Kuning (Community)

Bussorah Street (Pilgrimage)

Alsagoff Arab Street (Education)

Arab Street (Traditional trades)

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque (Places of Worship)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Greater Cultural Appreciation

Deepen & explore the impact of Islam and the annual Hajj on the old Royal Citadel on Singapore’s economic landscape.

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Explore Singapore’s Trading Legacy

Discover how traditional trades coexist with modern businesses and observe the proximity of religious sites to entertainment outlets.

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Discover National Heroes

Delve into the significance of conservation amidst Singapore’s push for modernization, understanding the importance of preserving heritage in building a livable environment.

Embark on a outdoor learning journey in Singapore, exploring the old Royal Citadel and the palace of the Malay Sultan.

 

Witness the cultural significance as you visit prayer sites and burial grounds. Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets where traditional trades blend with trendy boutique hipster shops adorned with captivating street art.

LITTLE INDIA
LEARNING JOURNEY

"A FEAST FOR THE SENSES"

Embark on an immersive outdoor learning journey in Singapore's Little India, where you can feast your senses on the wonders of Indian culture. Discover the origins of the Indian community and delve into their rich heritage.

 

Experience the vibrant religious practices by visiting a Hindu temple and witness awe-inspiring festivals.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Greater Cultural Appreciation

Explore the rich diversity within Little India, reinforcing the concept of racial and religious harmony within specific ethnic enclaves in Singapore.

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Increased Sense of Belonging & Patriotism

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the local Indian community, learning about their customs, occupations, and cuisine.

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Nation-Building Appreciation

Discover the iconic landmarks of Little India that hold significant memories for many Singaporeans.

ROUTE

Campbell Lane (Culture & Traditions)

Tekka Market (Ethnic Cuisine)

Little India Arcade (Traditional Trades)

Abdul Ghafoor Mosque (Places of Worship)

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

(Places of Worship)

Traditional Trade Mural (Traditional Trades)

Indian Heritage Centre

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SINGAPORE RIVER
LEARNING JOURNEY

"THE LIFELINE OF SINGAPORE"

The Singapore River holds numerous prestigious titles such as the birthplace of modern Singapore and a significant trade route. It stands as a prominent landmark among rivers in Singapore, earning the distinction of being the Grand Dame.

By immersing yourself in the stories surrounding the Singapore River, you will uncover the remarkable development narrative of Singapore and foster a profound sense of pride and connection with our cherished island home.

ROUTE

Boat Quay (Trade and Industry)

National Gallery of Singapore

(Singapore’s Judiciary System)

Cavenagh Bridge (Urban Infrastructure)

Arts House @ Old Parliament

(Water Resources)

Raffles Place (Urban Planning)

Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall

(History of the Old Building)

Old Hill Street Police Station 

(Various Government Agencies)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Nation-Building Appreciation

Explore the significance of infrastructure such as quays, piers, docks, and bridges along the Singapore River, and learn about the diverse trades that contributed to the success of colonial Singapore.

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Understanding The Singapore Government

Recognize the importance of citizen involvement in building a meritocratic and incorruptible nation through understanding Singapore's government functions.

Strengthen Nationalism

Gain an understanding of the resources vital for defending Singapore as an island and recognize their significance.

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CHINATOWN LEARNING JOURNEY

"TALES OF OUR FOREFATHERS"

Explore the captivating history of Chinatown as we delve into the life of "Ah Gu," a Chinese coolie who arrived in Singapore in 1890. Through his compelling journey, 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.

 

Discover the profound significance of our forefathers' stories in understanding the development of Singapore.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Increased Sense of Belonging & Patriotism

Recognize the paramount importance of racial and religious harmony in Singapore, trace its roots back to the early days of our founding, and appreciate the evolving sense of kinship among diverse communities.

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Understanding The Life of Locals in The Past

Learn about living conditions endured by past immigrants known as Sinkehs in the tumultuous setting of Chinatown. Acknowledge their resilience and sacrifices that contributed to our present state.

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Greater Cultural Appreciation

Explore notable landmarks within Chinatown & uncover hidden gems while rekindling appreciation for the heritage and charm exuded by this remarkable enclave.

ROUTE

Thian Hock Keng Temple

(Religious customs)

Mural behind Thian Hock Keng Temple

(Religious customs)

Sago Lane or Li Clan Association,

Ann Siang Hill (Immigrant Journey)

 

Teck Soon Medical Hall

(Traditional Chinese Medicine)

South Bridge Road

(Cultural Diversity)

Chinatown Complex (Social Community)

One North Learning Journey

ONE NORTH
LEARNING JOURNEY

"SILICON VALLEY OF SINGAPORE"

Singapore has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving from a backwater into a thriving metropolis. One-North is a dynamic hub that plays a crucial role in providing local start-ups with the opportunity to experiment, conduct research, and flourish.

 

Join us in exploring the vibrant ecosystem of one-north, often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of Singapore," as we showcase diverse local start-ups and delve into their inspiring stories of turning ideas into reality.

ROUTE

Fusionopolis

Ace Ideation Centre

Timbre+

JTC Launchpad

Block 71 / Pollinate

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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Nation-Building Appreciation

Acknowledge the dedicated efforts of our forefathers in safeguarding Singapore's economic sustainability & addressing challenges such as unemployment and financial instability.

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Understand Singapore's Economic Legacy

Understand Singapore's forthcoming economy, learn about our innovation hubs & the strategic measures taken to maintain our global competitiveness.

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Increased Sense of Belonging & Patriotism

Appreciate the remarkable achievements of our local startups & entrepreneurs, finding inspiration to contribute to Singapore's future in their unique capacities.

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