Black & White Houses
Neighbourhood Stroll:
Goodwood Hill Estate

Black & White Houses Neighbourhood Stroll: Goodwood Hill Estate

The tour has 2 options to choose from:

  • 2 hour morning stroll
  • 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.

Goodwood Hill’s serenity belies its location just steps from busy Scotts Road. Hidden amidst the lush greenery are some of the first and finest black & white houses built initially by the colonial government for the judiciary.

In the early 1900s the Public Works Department, responsible for building the island’s infrastructure, built the first black & white house in the estate. These gorgeous homes were built for top civil servants in the British administration, primarily the judicial branch, to entice them to come live and work in Singapore.

Note: We shall be viewing everything from the outside.

Itinerary of Jane's Singapore Tours
  • Join your guide 15 mins before the tour starts
  • Mornings meet at Goodwood Park Hotel
    (Evening’s start at 1 Goodwood Hill, 258896)
  • Teutonia Club history
  • Scotts Road B&Ws
  • Goodwood Hill B&Ws
  • End at Goodwood Park Hotel
Map Location of Jane's Singapore Tours

Meet your guide at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221

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.

A.Ross, TripAdvisor
Black and White House Tour at Goodwood was a hit !

We have just got back from a 2 hour trip with Shanti looking at a selection of black and white houses in Goodwood – huge amounts of fun. Not only was it stunning to see all the houses in their grounds but also the history behind the houses was fascinating. Shanti was attentive, informative and kept a great pace throughout the tour. I would highly recommend.

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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