(AVPN Special) Discover Singapore’s history and food in exclusive Networking City Food Tour
Sign up for this spectacular tour using the password ‘AVPN 2019‘ (note the spacing in between)
Monday, June 24: register here
Thursday, June 27: register here
6.15pm – 9.30pm (Registration from 6pm)
Meeting point: Suntec City
As Singapore commemorates the 200th year of its founding by the British East India Company, Jane’s SG Tours has put together a walking tour which focuses on history, culture …and food!
Starting at Suntec City, we will first sample a little of our architecture as we walk past the South Beach development, catch a glimpse of world famous Raffles Hotel, our civilian war monument (affectionately known as the chopsticks) and Raffles City (designed by renowned architect IM Pei). This will lead us to Singapore’s historic and elegant Civic District – this is where the British first landed in 1819, and built their 19-century buildings from which they governed Singapore. Today, they have been repurposed to house art galleries, concert halls, museums & hotels.
We’ll explore National Gallery Singapore (former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, The Arts House (former Parliament House), the Asian Civilisations Museum (former Empress Place Building housing government offices) and the Victoria Concert and Memorial Halls (former Town Hall) and the Fullerton Building (our former General Post Office).
To complete the tour we’ll take a walk via Boat Quay and Raffles Place (the centre of commerce) to Lau Pa Sat (Old Market) ; housed in an octagonal-shaped iron structure it is one of South-East Asia’s oldest remaining Victorian structures, and that used to be a fish market in the 19th century at which time it was conveniently situated along the bay. Nowadays it is a remarkable food centre, famous for the street-side stalls that only appear at night. Enjoy one of the many things Singapore is famous for – hawker food. Your guide will help you order Malay satay (barbecued skewered meat), Indian Mee Goreng (fried noodles), Chinese Sambal Sting Ray & more…plus to refresh yourselves with local beer or lime juice.
|Civilian war monument, affectionately known as “chopsticks”|
|The Civic District, where the British first landed in 1819|
|National Gallery Singapore, former Supreme Court and City Hall|
|The Arts House, former Parliament House|
|Asian Civilisations Museum|
|Fullerton Building, former General Post Office|
|Lau Pa Sat, otherwise known as “Old Market”, where you can enjoy one of the many things Singapore is famous for – hawker food.|
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General admission | SGD$20 for non-Singaporeans; free for Singaporeans and PRs
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Special Exhibition | Starting from $20
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