Singapore is a feast of architectural styles and heritage, from classic European influences to ultra modern designs inspired by great minds in Asia and the Middle East. From the legacy of our first architect, Irishman George Coleman, who designed much of the infrastructure of Singapore in the early 19th century, to R. A. J. Bidwell, the star of the firm Swan & Maclaren a century later. We also explore beautifully restored shophouses, with their eclectic mix of influences from both East and West, and Art Deco buildings as well. Finally, we'll have a look at our tallest and most modern towers, including the Oasia Downtown hotel, designed by local innovative architects WOHA, as an example of "skyrise greenery" — the use of plantings to insulate and cool buildings more naturally. Throughout this tour we will discuss how Singapore's architectural development reflects our development as a country.