Hort Park & Gillman Barracks - 21 June
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Hort Park & Gillman Barracks - 21 June

Walking Tour of Hort Park & Gillman Barracks: Nature, Art & Heritage! - 21 June

This historic patch of southern Singapore offers a bit of everything — lush greenery, colonial-era architecture, major WWII battle history, and edgy art galleries.

Come with us on a walking tour that starts with a visit to some lovely heritage buildings that have been absorbed into the fabric of Hort Park, a 9-hectare national park tucked into the Southern Ridges…… more info >

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Tuesday Walk: Little India - 25 June
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Little India - 25 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Little India - Stories of Temples, Vice, Cattle & Spice

Explore the heart and soul of Singapore’s Indian community—Little India. The heritage district associated with vibrant colours, the fragrance of flowers and spices, and an eclectic mix of houses. But on this tour, you hear not just about its present-day vibrancy, but also its early days of cattle slaughtering, horse-racing, baby delivering, and more ……

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Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience  - 26 June (SOLD OUT)
Jun
26
7:15 PM19:15

Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience - 26 June (SOLD OUT)

Experience the interior of a Chinatown shophouse in a most unique way through a dramatic soundscape. Relive old Singapore and discover the many lost and forgotten practices and art forms of Chinatown’s vibrant community.

"Chinatown Crossings" is brought to you by Drama Box, and based on Charmaine Leung's book, "17A Keong Saik Road" about her childhood in this still lively neighbourhood.

Our evening will finish with a meet the cast session over a cup of Chinese tea.

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Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 July
Jul
2
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Chinatown - 2 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The Colours of Chinatown

This walk weaves in visits to the diverse houses of worship on South Bridge Road, one of Singapore’s “harmony” streets, and also home to goldsmiths, herbalists and more. We wind our way through the heart of Chinatown to see old shophouses, a former Cantonese opera theatre, a traditional wet market, and the famous Buddha Tooth temple……

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Crazy Rich Asians - 3 July
Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Crazy Rich Asians - 3 July

If you haven’t gotten your fix of Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) — and who has!! — join our unique "In the Footsteps of Crazy Rich Asians" tour. We’ll take you to some of the wonderful real sites featured in Kevin Kwan's best-selling book and just-premiered blockbuster movie as well as places that inspired the storyline and characters…..

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Black & White Houses - 5 July
Jul
5
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses - 5 July

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases………

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Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience - 11 July (Sold out)
Jul
11
7:15 PM19:15

Chinatown Crossings: A Theatrical Experience - 11 July (Sold out)

Experience the interior of a Chinatown shophouse in a most unique way through a dramatic soundscape. Relive old Singapore and discover the many lost and forgotten practices and art forms of Chinatown’s vibrant community.

"Chinatown Crossings" is brought to you by Drama Box, and based on Charmaine Leung's book, "17A Keong Saik Road" about her childhood in this still lively neighbourhood.

Our evening will finish with a meet the cast session over a cup of Chinese tea……….

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Tuesday Walk: Tiong Bahru - 16 July
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Tiong Bahru - 16 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Tiong Bahru

Touted as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue, ‘Singapore’s hippest hood’ by CNN and by locals as one of the most happening, everyone loves Tiong Bahru's old world charm.

Visiting this quaint neighbourhood, you immediately notice an intriguing mix of old and new…..

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Explore Singapore's Ethnic Quarters - 19 July
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Explore Singapore's Ethnic Quarters - 19 July

Singapore’s ethnic neighbourhoods are its greatest treasures and they collectively shine a positive light on Singapore history. They were conceived by Stamford Raffles based on his 1822 Master Town Plan. Raffles felt it was important to create a sense of community among people of the same ethnicity and culture in order to help them settle and assimilate quickly….

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Tuesday Walk: Treasures of Orchard Road - 23 July
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Treasures of Orchard Road - 23 July

The name “Orchard Road” conjures up visions of gleaming shopping, office and apartment towers, filled with glitzy shops, glamorous hotels and high-end restaurants run by celebrity chefs. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there’s a rich history lurking around today’s Orchard Road.

We’ll show you the fascinating known nooks and crannies that bear testament to its earlier years as an area dominated by plantations, farms, and yes, orchards plus 19th-century colonial-era homes and buildings that survive today! …….

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Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 30 July
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Civic District - 30 July

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Historic Civic District

Explores the impressive colonial-era buildings of Singapore’s historic Civic District—including the beautiful Fullerton Building (former General Post Office), the National Gallery (former Supreme Court & City Hall buildings), the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Victoria Concert Hall & Theatre, and the Arts House (former Parliament building)……

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Explore Singapore's Ethnic Quarters - 2 Aug
Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Explore Singapore's Ethnic Quarters - 2 Aug

Singapore’s ethnic neighbourhoods are its greatest treasures and they collectively shine a positive light on Singapore history. They were conceived by Stamford Raffles based on his 1822 Master Town Plan. Raffles felt it was important to create a sense of community among people of the same ethnicity and culture in order to help them settle and assimilate quickly….

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Black & White Houses Tour - 16 Aug
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - 16 Aug

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - 17 Aug
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - 17 Aug

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage…….

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 Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour -  28 Aug
Aug
28
9:00 AM09:00

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour - 28 Aug

Tiong Bahru Foodie Tour, Including Sampling!

What makes Tiong Bahru unique? So many things! Beyond its architecture, history and urban layout, we believe it's the neighbourhood's appetising and multi-course food heritage that make Tiong Bahru so special!

Join us as we get a taste of life in the area from its beginnings as an SIT housing project, to its heyday as a glamorous "Den of Beauties!" Walk through gardens that supplied "wartime kitchens," and take a bite out of food items that were common during the Japanese Occupation……..

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Tuesday Walk: The Hills & Plains of Chinatown, from Blair to Duxton - 3 Sept
Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00
Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 10 Sept
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00
See Ivan Heng as Emily of Emerald Hill at Wild Rice's new theatre - 11 Sept
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

See Ivan Heng as Emily of Emerald Hill at Wild Rice's new theatre - 11 Sept

Come and see Ivan (one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors) reprise his iconic role as Emily - and in Wild Rice's brand new Funan theatre!Along with Glen Goei, one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors, he brings to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household….

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Bicentennial Special, Part 1: Sumatran Kings to Raffles - 14 Sept
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00
Black & White Houses - 14 Sept
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses - 14 Sept

Award winning Black and White Houses Tour

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……..

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Bicentennial Special Tours, Part 3: The Doctor, the Sultan and the Scribe - 24 Sept
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00
Bicentennial Special Tours, Part 3: The Doctor, the Sultan and the Scribe - 28 Sept
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00
Tuesday Walk: Bras Basah - 1 Oct
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00
Black & White Houses Tour - 17 Oct
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - 17 Oct

Award Winning Black and White Houses Tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……….

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World War II: Part 1, The Invasion - 2 Nov
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00
Black & White Houses Tour - 13 Nov
Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - 13 Nov

Award winning Black and White Houses tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases……..

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Black & White Houses Tour - 5 Dec
Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - 5 Dec

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Tuesday Walk: Botanic Gardens - 18 June
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Botanic Gardens - 18 June

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: The History & World Heritage of the Botanic Gardens

A testament to Singapore’s reputation as a City in a Garden, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) became the third one to be listed as a World Heritage Site, after Kew Gardens in England and the Padova Gardens in Italy. It is also Singapore's first World Heritage Site……..

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A very special (Singapore) Movie Evening - 15 June
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

A very special (Singapore) Movie Evening - 15 June

At our very special event, you'll take in the iconic, indeed nostalgic ambience of what was once known as the Hollywood of South East Asia while sipping wine courtesy of Through the Grapevine.

Jane will be on hand to give a short account of the history of Singapore's film industry . She will tell the story of a young aspiring actor named P. Ramlee who, at these very studios, made his mark as an actor, singer, songwriter, award-winning movie producer and director, and became Singapore's first big star and heartthrob……

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Black & White Houses Tour - 14 June (SOLD OUT)
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - 14 June (SOLD OUT)

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Discovering Singapore's First Architect, with Julian Davison - 13 June
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00
Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 June
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 June

Seletar is synonymous with flying, from 1928 as a flying Royal Air Force station (RAF) Seletar and also as Singapore's first international airport.

In addition to exploring its role in the defence of Singapore, we will also discover its history, its geography, its rural pre-RAF days and of course its modern role as an Aerospace hub……..

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"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk - 8 June
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk - 8 June

"Forbidden Hill" Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour

The first of a series of historical fiction books about Singapore's early days, Forbidden Hillis an imagined but faithful account of Singapore’s transition from sleepy fishing village to major trading center in the years between 1812 and 1836. While invented characters and purely imaginary events are woven in, the core of the story actually occurred and a great many of its cast were real personalities in those rough and tumble times of early Singapore………

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Bicentennial Tours: 200 Years of Women  - 6 June
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tours: 200 Years of Women - 6 June

200 Years of Women's Lives in Singapore

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage.

It is against this historical backdrop that we offer a look at the world of women in Singapore over the past two centuries…….

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Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 June
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 June

Bicentennial Special Tours - Part 1: FROM SUMATRAN KINGS TO STAMFORD RAFFLES

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage……

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Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 4 June (SOLD OUT)
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat - 4 June (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Katong & Joo Chiat

Among the various ethnic enclaves, the Peranakans are undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most colourful and distinctive communities. In Singapore, the Peranakans are mainly a mix of the rich cultures resulting from the marriage of early Chinese traders and local Malay and Indian women…..

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Shakespeare and the B&W House, An Evening with Author Julian Davison - 28 May
May
28
6:45 PM18:45

Shakespeare and the B&W House, An Evening with Author Julian Davison - 28 May

After many years of friendship, Julian and Jane are delighted to be working together on a topic of mutual interest — the beautiful colonial heritage homes of Singapore, known as Black & Whites.

Julian needs little introduction as he is well known as the author of several books on Singapore's heritage buildings, including his very popular Black & White……….

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Black & White Houses Tour 24 MAY - SOLD OUT
May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour 24 MAY - SOLD OUT

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Tuesday Walk: Fort Canning - 21 May
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Walk: Fort Canning - 21 May

Tuesday Small-Group Discovery Walk: Fort Canning, Cannons, Cannonballs & Buried Kings

Fort Canning is a microcosm of Singapore being witness to and reflecting over 700 years of Singapore’s history. From the heyday of the Malay kings of “Temasek” until British arrival in 1819, the hill has been the site for the seat of power. It’s been instrumental in the island’s trading economy; it has had military aspiration and witnessed some of the most dramatic events of Singapore’s past……..

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Emerald Hill Walking Tour - Thurs 16 May
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Emerald Hill Walking Tour - Thurs 16 May

Come & discover the history & stories behind one of Singapore's most beautiful enclaves. Situated a stone's throw from Orchard Road, it's like a little oasis of tranquility!

Discover the old railway track, and a little jewel of a Chinese temple, & hear your guide's personal memories of this fantastic conservation area.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Religion - Wed 15 May
May
15
9:15 AM09:15

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Religion - Wed 15 May

200 Years of Keeping the Faith in Singapore—Temples, Mosques & Churches

On this specially-curated tour, see the area where many of our immigrants first landed, kissed the ground to give thanks for their safe arrival, and almost immediately built their houses of worship. Come hear their tales of faith, how they worshipped and gave thanks, and how they continue to preserve those religious beliefs and traditions to this day…..

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Black & White Houses Tour - Sat 11 May Sold Out
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Sat 11 May Sold Out

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - Sat 11 May- Fully Booked !
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - Sat 11 May- Fully Booked !

Nature Walking Tour: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Come and join another of our monthly Naturally Singapore Walking Tours. Our very experienced and knowledgeable guide Ed also guides for NParks and the STB and he’ll take us through the historic Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) on an approximately 3-hour walk. Time permitting we’ll go “next door” to Hindhede Park to look for colugos (aka, flying lemurs)…….

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WW2 Themed Literary Evening in Seletar - Fri 10 May
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

WW2 Themed Literary Evening in Seletar - Fri 10 May

Come and join author and scriptwriter Liz Coward at her delightful Seletar home where she will share the story of her acclaimed World War Two memoir, Blood and Bandages. Over a selection of cheeses and a glass or two of wine (included in your ticket), Liz will describe the incredible work of the RAMC’s field ambulance and the moving story of one of its nursing orderlies, William Earl.

In addition, we are offering a special WW2 tour later in the year which will explore how medical care was provided coming up to and during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in early 1942. More information about this will be available at the Literary evening on May 10.

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Straits Quartet Literary Walk - Fri 10 May
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Straits Quartet Literary Walk - Fri 10 May

The Straits Quartet Literary Walk & Meet The Author Tour

We bring you a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of literary heroes from the books of Dawn Farnham, a very international lady who although now living in Australia, spent 12 happy years in Singapore, working as a Friends of the Museums volunteer docent, guiding in ACM and the Peranakan Museum.

The Red Thread is the first book of her Straits Quartet, a passionate and best-selling series of historical fiction set in19th-century Singapore………

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Tuesday Walk: Chinatown to Duxton - 7 May
May
7
9:00 AM09:00
Discovery Walks: Katong & Joo Chiat - Sat 4 May - Fully Booked
May
4
9:00 AM09:00
Jazz, Wine & History Evening at Black & White House - Fri 3 May
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz, Wine & History Evening at Black & White House - Fri 3 May

Join us for a very special music and history evening in one of our heritage Black & White houses in central Singapore. Hosted by the resident of this small but beautifully formed home, you'll learn about its history with Jane, who will lead short tours of the house. Music - & lots of atmosphere! - will be provided by James Flynn and his band.

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Education - Sat 27 April
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Education - Sat 27 April

200 years of Education in Singapore—Madrassas & Convent Schools to World's Top Math Scores

Singapore’s multi-faceted history reaches back over 700 years. The arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles on behalf of the British East India Company (EIC) in 1819 marked a turning point that set the island on a new trajectory, and launched it onto the global stage….. 

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Black & White Houses Tour
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour

Step back into a more gracious era by visiting some of these beautiful and iconic colonial houses, set in green and tranquil oases. 

Learn about their history, architecture and role in Singapore's heritage. Plus hear the stories of who lived in them, why they were built, and how they are being used both as residences and commercial establishments these days. The oldest go back to the late 19th century, while most were built in the 1910s through 1930s. There are hundreds still scattered across Singapore, often near military bases.

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