Black & White House at Alexandra
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Black & White Houses
Neighbourhood Stroll:
Alexandra Park Estate

Black & White Houses Neighbourhood Stroll: Alexandra Park Estate

The tour has 2 options to choose from:

  • 3 hour morning stroll, ending in time for lunch
  • 2 hour evening walk, ending at a venue suitable for pre-dinner drinks

Included is your knowledgable personal guide and small audio listening sets for social distancing.

As you stroll through quiet Alexandra Park, imagine a simpler time. The black & white houses in the estate were built for British officers from Alexandra and Gillman Barracks, as well as medical personnel employed in the nearby Alexandra Military Hospital. This tour delves into architectural features of these iconic houses, their history, and the lifestyle of the people who lived here in the past.

This estate features four different types of black & white houses. Most of the homes were built in the 1930s, some in tropical Art Deco style, with its streamlined appearance and flat roofs. Some of the houses here are special in that due to the hilly terrain, they were built on pillars of varying heights.

Note: We shall be viewing everything from outside.

Itinerary of Jane's Singapore Tours
  • Join your guide 15 mins before the tour starts
  • Meet at Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Road
  • Art Deco-style Old Institute of Dental Health Building
  • B&Ws on stilts
  • Canterbury/Wincester /Russel/ York Roads
  • Plantation House
  • ends back at Hort Park
Map Location of Jane's Singapore Tours

Meet your guide at Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Rd, S119578

Customer Reviews

Our customers say...

Debbie, TripAdvisor
Fabulous tour of the Black and White houses

What a fabulous tour of the Black and White houses. Our guide Pavla was so knowledgeable and a wealth of information. I highly recommend Janes Tours, this is our second excursion with them and both have been excellent. Looking forward to the next one.

LilyD, TripAdvisor
Black and White House Tour #must see

Truly a very informativ and interesting Tour, where you get a glimpse into earlier history matched with today colonial flair. Great houses and hosts make you feel home. The guide lets you know a bundle of history and inside Singapur live stories. Thank you. See you on the next tour.

karnushka, TripAdvisor
Highly recommended

Fabulous tour of colonial-era architecture in Singapore. Hidden heavenly corners of beauty. A visit to various areas and styles of black and white, including to the interior of these beautiful houses. Our guide, Catalina, was so knowledgeable and interesting. With stories and personal experience. It was a pleasure to have her as a guide. Highly recommended.

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