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

Black & 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 Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 Jun
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Sumatran Kings to Stamford Raffles - 5 Jun

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

Bicentennial Tours: 200 Years of Women - Thur 6 Jun

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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Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 Jun
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Flying Up to Seletar! - 8 Jun

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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Black & White Houses Tour
Jun
14
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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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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Black & White Houses - Fri 5 July
Jul
5
9:00 AM09:00

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

Black & 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 Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - Sat 17 Aug
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine - Sat 17 Aug

Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism
Price $80 / ticket

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 - Sat 14 Sept
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses - Sat 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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Black & White Houses Tour - Thur 17 Oct
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Thur 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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Black & White Houses Tour - Wed 13 Nov
Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Black & White Houses Tour - Wed 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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World War II: Part 1, The Invasion - Sat 6 Apr
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

World War II: Part 1, The Invasion - Sat 6 Apr

Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore".

Visit WW2 sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the Landing Beaches & Battlefield Sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore…….

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2 Tour Package: World War 2 - Sat 6 & Sat 13 April
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

2 Tour Package: World War 2 - Sat 6 & Sat 13 April

Package for 2 Tours : Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 April

Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore".

Visit WW2 sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the Landing Beaches & Battlefield Sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore…….

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Bicentennial Tour: 200 Years of Medicine in Singapore —Part 1, Tiger Tails & Tiger Balm to Medical Tourism
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

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. 

Raffles brought with him a detachment of Indian sepoys and it was due to them that the first hospital was built on this island — a military hospital located cheek-by-jowl to the barracks. Thus began the evolution of Singapore's Western-inspired medical services to the high level we see today in contemporary Singapore.

What sort of medical treatments would one have undergone in 19th-century Singapore? More importantly, where could one have gone to obtain such medical aid? And whom would we have met there?

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