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Singapore Walking Tour: Magical River

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at The Walking Singapore in Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay where your guide will share with you the significance of the river to Singapore’s history. Learn about the Marina Reservoir where the river feeds into, the first settlers and traders on the island and the contribution of their trade.

    Your journey continues on a river taxi as it takes you up the river through the financial district and you’ll hear stories of Singapore’s banking history and the immigrant families that set it up. You’ll then arrive at Boat Quay, which once handled 75% of all shipping businesses in Singapore. Discover the Boat Quay history and why the Chinese believe that riverbanks bring wealth and success.

    The next stop on your river tour is Clarke Quay. Named after Singapore’s second governor, Sir Andrew Clarke, Clarke Quay is a five block-long, colorful collection of bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. Find out about the warehouses that used to dominate this area then disembark and make your way to the oldest building on Clarke Quay - the River House. Occupied by VLV, a multi-concept dining and entertainment venue, this Teochew-style mansion was once the residence of Teochew merchant, Tan Yeok Nee and also an opium den.

    In Clarke Quay, your guide will also take you to the Ice House where, in 1854, a businessman named Whampoa Hoo Ah Kay began shipping ice from America kicking off the ice trade in Singapore.

    As you walk along the riverbank, find out even more about the Singapore government’s policies from the past and present, stop for photos with sculptures of money lenders, visit the old parliament house and more secret sites.

    Your second last stop is at the Satay Club at Esplanade Park. From 1970 until its closing in 1995, Satay Club sold “the best satay in the region”. In its place is the Satay Club-styled Satay by the Bay. Your tour ends with dinner at the “Guru of Grub” KF Seetoh’s Makansutra where you’ll get a taste of all things Singaporean.
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    Departure Point
    The Walking Singapore Tours @Marina Bay, #01-18, No 8 Raffles Avenue, The Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Makansutra Gluttons Bay, #01, 8 Raffles Ave, 15 Esplanade Singapore, Singapore 039802
    Inclusions
    • local English-speaking guide
    • cocktail sampling
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum 2 persons booking required for each tour
    • After lunch scooter tours in case of rain will be substituted by next day scooter tours or souvenirs
    • 24 hours prior to the tour booking requirement
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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