Asia (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Singapore, Singapore to Manila, Philippines
Dates: 24 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
24 Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore
6:00 PM
DAY 2
25 Nov 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
26 Nov 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
27 Nov 2018
Sandakan, Malaysia
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 5
28 Nov 2018
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
29 Nov 2018
Coron Island, Philippines
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 7
30 Nov 2018
Manila, Philippines
8:00 AM
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About the Ship

Silver Muse
Silver Shadow

Silversea offers authentic experiences with simple pleasures. Aboard the Silver Shadow, energize body and soul with complimentary Pilates and yoga in the expanded fitness center. Savor fine wines and regional culinary creations in La Dame, the only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea, or simply gaze at endless ocean views.

What's Included

Included

  • Intimate Ships for 296 to 540

    Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites

    Butler Service - All Ships  

    All Suites

    Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship

    Gratuities Included

    Open-Seating Dining

    In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service

    In-Suite Beverages

    Transportation into town

    Port charges, government fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Transfers

    Items or services of a personal nature

    Anything not noted as included

About Us

* All-Suite, All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury Cruises * Nine Ships, Sailing All Seven Continents * Economy Air, Transfers, Pre/Post Hotel, Mid-Voyage Land Adventures as optional add-ons With a world of different travel choices available today, discover why discriminating travellers choose Silversea Cruises. Aboard the beautiful ships of Silversea you find a world of casual elegance and genuine hospitality. Known for their intimate size, Silversea's smaller cruise ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known destinations as well as some of the world's greatest cities.

Insider Tip

We offer Free Round trip economy Air to several destinations as well as All-Inclusive packages to places like Galapagos, the Polar Regions, Asia and South Pacific.

Terms & Conditions

All Fares shown are cruise-only, in US dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy. | Fares are capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time without notice. | Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. | Fares for single guests are available upon request. | Additional restrictions may apply. | All fares, savings, offers, itineraries, and programmes are subject to change without notice. | Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. | Visit www.Silversea.com for complete Terms and Conditions. | ©Silversea | Ships' registry: Bahamas



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Singapore, Singapore - 24 Nov 2018

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length:
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
VIP Airport Arrival Service
Airports are becoming more congested. Gates are being placed further from the baggage claim arenas. Immigration lines are getting longer. Baggage assistance has become scarce.

ShoreTrips VIP Airport Arrival Service will try to eliminate the most frustrating part of any vacation - your airport experience.

After receiving your request, we will provide a customized quote based on services requested.

This service is designed for travelers who want to travel with ease.

VIP arrival service may include the following: VIP escort service from your plane or gate to the curb, immigration and customs fast tracking and luggage assistance to the curb.

If you wish, we will also provide a private transfer to your hotel or cruise ship pier.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- By booking this trip you are making a request. Once your request is received we will provide you with a quote based on the services requested. If you have questions contact ShoreTrips.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 1 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
One Way Transfer Between Airport And Hotel
This is a one way transfer between the aiport and an area hotel, or vice versa.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This transfer is done in a private deluxe mini-van.
- This transfer include an English speaking driver.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 1 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
One Way Transfer Between Airport And Cruise Ship
This is a one way transfer between the airport and cruise ship pier, or vice versa.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This transfer is done in a private deluxe mini-van.
- This transfer include an English speaking driver.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 1 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
One Way Transfer Between Cruise Ship And Hotel
This is a one way transfer between the cruise ship pier and an area hotel, or vice versa.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This transfer is done in a private deluxe mini-van.
- This transfer include an English speaking driver.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 11 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Post-Cruise Singapore Combo
Singapore, an island city-state off the coastline of southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and is now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore's circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth. It is a city of neighborhoods representing many cultures and the history is interesting. There is much to see and lots of ways to see them.

Your guide is one of a kind! Your first experience with her will be filled with warmth. On your second day, you will be enlightened as she has the instincts to corral your interests and deliver the best experiences of the city she loves.

Pick up at the cruise terminal with your luggage and head to Mount Faber, the 2nd highest hill in Singapore to view the southern region of Singapore. This is the best way to understand the increasingly dense central business district within the Central Area. Not far away is the prestigious Botanic Gardens, the only tropical garden honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walk through a portion of the gardens can include the National Orchid Garden, which is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The distinctive feature of the National Orchid Garden not to be missed is its design concept which presents the display of plants in four separate colour zones over most of its areas. There is a nominal fee to enter the Orchid Garden and it is optional.

Follow this with a drive through the beautiful colonial Black and White neighborhoods. Built by the British from the late 19th century, black and white houses in Singapore enjoyed their heyday during the 1920s and 30s when they were home to top-ranking government officials, high court judges, and plantation owners. But during the Japanese Occupation from 1942-1945, the houses were abandoned by their colonial owners and taken over by Japanese soldiers instead. Today, there are approximately 500 houses remaining, scattered around Singapore in exclusive, leafy enclaves like Dempsey Road, Rochester Park, Portsdown Road and Adam Park.

We end your first day of touring midday at your hotel.

At first glance, you will see a city that is modern with beautiful avenues and soaring architecture. A closer look reveals the heritage of its Eastern and European pasts. Chinatown sits next to the Colonial District which blends into Little India. All of these neighborhoods are fascinating to visit, each with their own special experiences to offer. The biggest surprise will be Little India, the most interesting of all. You will see the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, where those people who have come to Singapore from India to find work, gather on the weekends to be reminded of home, and a whole world of culture compacted into a neighborhood.

Kampong Glam, just next door, is anchored by the Sultan Mosque with its onion dome, and shops and parks surround it. This is a lovely area with both contemporary sophisticated boutiques as well as old legendary shops where you can build your own fragrance to take home.

Chinatown - in 1822 Sir Stamford Raffles laid out a town plan that divided Singapore into clearly defined quarters - enclaves that remain distinctive even today. In the early 1980s Singapore recognized the value of preserving its architectural heritage for posterity and began restoring historic buildings. Chinatown was one of the first areas to be transformed and it is extensive and wonderful. During your walk you might be treated to see handmade noodles made in the blink of an eye or taste the famous bak kwa.

The Civic District, also known as the Civic and Cultural District or Civic and Cultural District by the Bay, is a district located in the Central Area of Singapore consisting of buildings, memorials and parks of historical interest. You will also venture into the heartlands where you can see how the locals live, work and play.

The Marina Bay area is also close by and is surrounded by fabulous buildings. There is no building in the world that looks like the Marina Bay Sands Resort, yet you can have a long discussion on what the design is all about.

The quintessential stop for lunch in Singapore is the Food Centre, which your guide will suggest. Your tour will be a mix of walking, driving, and boating to allow you to cover the city in each area for the best introduction to Singapore

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- A vehicle is used for the first half day service to handle your luggage.
- On the second day, the fee for taxis, buses, metros are not included but will be discussed beforehand. Transport will come up to $10 per person.
- Lunch and beverages are not included but will cost about $10 per person.
- There are tastes of local foods that are included in the tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Jewish Singapore
Believe it or not, the first Jewish community in Singapore arrived from Baghdad in the early 1800s, after Sir Stamford Raffles of Britian declared it a trading post in 1819. Shortly after, in 1824, England was given ownership of Singapore and the Jewish community grew even further and, by 1840, established a community that was and still is very vibrant and thriving. Your expert guide will take you through Jewish heritage landmarks and two beautiful synagogues that have been declared national monuments in Singapore.

The Maghain Aboth Synagogue was the first to be constructed and opened for services in 1878. One hundred years after its construction, celebrations were underway to mark a century of existence with an appearance by Singapore's first chief minister, David Marshall, one of Singapore's best criminal lawyers and a key member in the community. Today, the synagogue continues to serve the entire community and remains a focal point of religious events.

Diversity within the Jewish community led to the creation of the Chesed-El synagogue in 1905. This was the second synagogue constructed by Sir Manasseh Meyer, a poor Jewish immigrant who rose to fortune within Singapore as a trader and real estate owner. He was even knighted in 1925!

Departures:
09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please let us know if you need a pickup at the cruise pier and drop off at your hotel (or vice versa). We can accommodate this request with one suitcase per person. You must let us know at the time of booking.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Crafts And Birds In The Heartland Of Singapore
The culture of hand-made crafts is fascinating, but in most locations, as generations die out, it is losing its audience as well as the talented people that have mastered these special products. Our expert and very personable guide will direct you to an area of the city where the last remaining businesses still fashion their wares by hand. This scene is becoming a rarity in Singapore and around the world. Along with the special crafts you will witness an interesting hobby call Bird Singing, where you will find yourself serenaded by these special Song Birds.

The excursion is comprised of several stops, each of which will give you a window into the past life here. The first is right in the local heartlands where one of the largest Bird Singing corners is located. In this spot, birds actually get to practice their vocal chords and give you a chance to chat with the 'uncles', the owners who love their birds. Imagine the photographs and the stories you can return home with from just this one stop!

If you have ever watched Lion Dances and noticed the incredible colorful Lion Heads? One of the last remaining craftsmen who still makes these Lion Heads out of his home is one of your visits. It will not be long before these will no longer be created and on your visit you can order one of these beautifully crafted heads, though no pressure to do so. This is more about the exposure of a dwindling art.

Every think about incense sticks and how they are made, particularly those giant ones at the Chinese temples? Find out more about their history and creation right from the horse's mouth. If you wish, you can even try your hand and use the raw materials to fashion your own scented stick.

Finally you will be introduced to the 'master' craftsman who makes some of the most gorgeous lanterns by hand. This master artist provides the lanterns for numerous Chinese temples and Clan associations. These lanterns are all constructed of paper and the 'factory' you visit has an array of paper offerings that are commonly sold as donations at temples all over the world. These offerings are used as burnt for the Gods, Ancestors, and Ghosts, for good fortune and good health. No doubt you will want to select some pieces as perfect souvenirs to take home. At the least, you will bring back an incredible understanding of the culture and talent of the Singaporeans.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Tokens of appreciation for the businesses visited should be considered around $80 SGD.
- Please dress comfortably.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Tour Award Winning Public Housing In Singapore
Singapore was once known to have the worst slums in the world. Today the public housing program is a source of national pride. Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) has now received 3 UN awards over the last 25 years and over 80% of Singapore's resident population has called HDB flats home. On this tour you will really be immersed in the culture of the country as you learn the hows and whys of public housing policies that have proven successful.

On the first part of the tour you will find yourself with your outstanding guide in Toa Payoh, one of the first public housing projects in the country. Here you will visit the Hub of Public Housing and see the mock up of various apartments. As you view them, you will hear why they are considered more like a 'marriage proposition' than a lease agreement. As one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, Toa Payoh was the first to benefit from the Estate Renewal Strategy – an integrated and systematic approach to rejuvenate older HDB towns, making them more comparable with newer estates. The estate renewal efforts revitalized Toa Payoh, and the pioneer HDB town is a vibrant place today.

On the second part of this tour you will visit the tallest public housing in Singapore - and in the world! It is called Pinnacle@Duxton and this award-winning development features the world's two longest sky gardens. One of the highlights of this tour is to see the inside of a 4-room HDB flat within the development. You will also visit the sky bridge on the 50th floor where you will be a wonderful view of the central part of Singapore.

Though the subject matter of this tour may sound more like a thesis, in today's modern world, you will see how Singapore has handled a problem that every country, and every major city is faced with. A view into these solutions also tells you much about the creativity and the sensitivity that the country of Singapore has exhibited in its problem-solving.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please dress comfortably.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this tour does include a significant amount of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.
- Additional $6 SGD per person to enter the sky bridge at Pinnacles.
- Gift to the home owner of $15 SGD.
- This excursion can be combined with more sightseeing for a longer tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Geylang, The Last Frontier
Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the 'red light district'. The Geylang area of Singapore continues to be one of the hottest topics in Asia, and millions wander the three mile Geylang Road and it’s surrounding “lorongs” each year.

But beneath this seedy image, it is a colorful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage. Arguably Singapore's most colorful enclave, Geylang has managed to maintain her authenticity by resisting gentrification. With more than 120 buildings in the area that houses religious groups, volunteer welfare organizations and clan associations, the neighborhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.

Amble through the 'Lorongs', small roads, learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shop houses and munch on one of best 'Dim Sum' around. We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple with an amazing collection of 'Thangkas' and a beautifully restored Mosque built in the 1920s. We will also find out about the Hakka people and their contributions to Singapore when we visit their clan association. Finally, we will visit a wonderful shop house, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual 'Aladdin's Cave'. At this last stop, you may stay and linger at your leisure.

Join in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience.

Departures:
09:30 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.
- Please expect to leave a donation at places of worship, about $5.00 SGD.
- You will be expected to leave a gift for the Clan Association and Home Store of about $20.00 SGD.
- Food and beverages are not included in the tour cost.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this program involves a lot of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Singapore Heritage Tour
This tour offers you a 360-degree exploration of the history and cultural heritage of the “Lion City,” taking you into the colorful ethnic enclaves of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam, the city’s historic Muslim and Malay neighborhood.

You will start with a leisurely bumboat cruise on the Singapore River, discovering why this waterway has been affectionately dubbed “the river of life.” From this vantage point, you will see many historic landmarks and monuments, including the Raffles Landing Site, where the founder of the city, British statesman Sir Stamford Raffles, is believed to have landed in 1819. You’ll also meet Singapore's fabled Merlion, the mythical creature -- half fish and half lion – located at the mouth of the Singapore River.

As you tour the cultural neighborhoods, originally formed by Raffles’ concept of separate districts for each of the major groups settling in Singapore, history and culture come alive.

Vivid colors and intricate designs of shop houses and temples; exotic fragrances of spices and incense; mouth-watering aromas of street food; glimpses of street-side trade activities and temple worship; and the music of many languages swirling, will burn the complex reality of this amazing city on your senses.

Departures:
09:00 AM, 01:30 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- During the peak cruise season, from November to March, there is a possibility of 3 or 4 ships calling at the port of Singapore on the same day and certain ships will have to be berthed at a container port, some 20 to 30 minutes' drive from the Singapore Cruise Centre. In such a case, the cruise lines will transport passengers from the wharf to the cruise center via shuttle bus, reversing the process for the return to the ship. The tour company in Singapore will confirm the actual time you will meet your guide when they are informed which ship you are sailing on. A second cruise terminal is under construction and is expected to open in spring 2012.
- Note: There will be no visits to Kampong Glam on Fridays. Will visit Colonial District or Raffles Landing Site instead.
- Wear casual, light, loose summer clothing, a hat, comfortable walking shoes and sun block. A small umbrella and/or raincoat are recommended as rainfalls can be sudden and heavy.
- Expect daily rainfalls during monsoon season, in November and December.
- There are no additional entrance fees required, but you will want to bring money for shopping.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Eastern Reflections In Singapore
This excursion reflects upon all things Chinese in Singapore, uncovering along the way several secrets from the past. You will look back to the time when the first settlers from China braved arduous journeys in cramped and disease-ridden junks to travel to Singapore, in the early part of the nineteenth century, in search of a better life.

After being met by your private English-speaking guide, your tour will begin with a visit to Thian Hock Keng Temple (“Temple of Heavenly Bliss”), Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple. Built in 1839 by seamen from China as thanks to the Sea Goddess for their safe passage, the temple site marks the former location of Singapore’s waterfront, before modern reclamation changed the island’s landscape.

You’ll hitch a ride on a three-wheeled trishaw and then explore Chinatown on foot, where interconnected streets lined with lovingly-restored shop houses silently beckon passers-by.

Finally, you’ll call in at a Chinese teahouse right in the heart of Chinatown, and discover the art and science of making a good cup of therapeutic Chinese tea. Drinking Chinese tea will certainly never be the same once you’ve experienced this enlightening session!

Departures:
09:00 AM, 01:30 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- During the peak cruise season, from November to March, there is a possibility of 3 or 4 ships calling at the port of Singapore on the same day and certain ships will have to be berthed at a container port, some 20 to 30 minutes' drive from the Singapore Cruise Centre. In such a case, the cruise lines will transport passengers from the wharf to the cruise center via shuttle bus, reversing the process for the return to the ship. The tour company in Singapore will confirm the actual time you will meet your guide when they are informed which ship you are sailing on. A second cruise terminal is under construction and is expected to open in spring 2012.
- Wear casual, light, loose summer clothing, a hat, comfortable walking shoes and sun block. A small umbrella and/or raincoat are recommended as rainfalls can be sudden and heavy.
- Expect daily rainfalls during monsoon season, in November and December.
- There are no additional entrance fees required, but you will likely want to bring money for shopping.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Night Safari With Dinner
As dusk falls over the tropical rainforest, the animals come alive at the world’s first open-concept nocturnal zoo. Experience the thrill of exploring the jungle as you get up close with the animals--from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers--in their natural habitat, enhanced by subtle moon glow lighting. Get set for a spectacular evening of adventure at Singapore’s No. 1 Night Spot!

Begin your journey with a tram ride from the Himalayas to wild Africa as you get up-close with the animals. The guided tram leads you through eight geographical regions designed after the habitats of the African savannah, Himalayan foothills, and jungles of South East Asia. Be enthralled by the animals from the comfort of the tram, or alight and explore the walking trails for closer views of smaller creatures.

Your visit to the Night Safari isn’t complete without catching the fascinating and entertaining shows, featuring the all-star cast of nocturnal animals. Also, don’t miss the chance to pose close-up with a serval, owl, or snake at the Animal Photography sessions.

Remember to catch the talented troupe of tribal warriors as they thrill you with their fiery stunts in the Thumbuakar Performance at the entrance of the park.

The Night Safari is an after-dark wildlife adventure that is truly one-of-a-kind, and is surely not to be missed!

Departures:
06:30 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Animal Shows are subject to availability and have to queue to enter.
- There is a fair amount of walking on this tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Incomparable Singapore Walking Tour
As Singapore sits at a crossroad of East and West, it is a complex mix of cultures and history. At first glance, you will see a city that is modern with beautiful avenues and soaring architecture. A closer look reveals the heritage of its Eastern and European pasts. Chinatown sits next to the Colonial District which blends into Little India. All of these neighborhoods are fascinating to visit, each with their own special experiences to offer. Traveling through Singapore gives you windows into many cultures. Each neighborhood offers a new scene with different foods, traditions and entertainments.

Our tour will bring you into these neighborhoods and along with the stories of how each developed, you will get to taste the local food. The biggest surprise will be Little India, the most interesting of all. You will see the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, where those people who have come to Singapore from India to find work, gather on the weekends to be reminded of home, and a whole world of culture compacted into a neighborhood.

Kampong Glam, just next door, is anchored by the Sultan Mosque with its onion dome, and shops and parks surround it. This is a lovely area with both contemporary sophisticated boutiques as well as old legendary shops where you can build your own fragrance to take home.

Chinatown - in 1822 Sir Stamford Raffles laid out a town plan that divided Singapore into clearly defined quarters - enclaves that remain distinctive even today. In the early 1980s Singapore recognized the value of preserving its architectural heritage for posterity and began restoring historic buildings. Chinatown was one of the first areas to be transformed and it is extensive and wonderful. During your walk you might be treated to see handmade noodles made in the blink of an eye or taste the famous bak kwa.

The Marina Bay area is also close by and is surrounded by fabulous buildings. There is no building in the world that looks like the Marina Bay Sands Resort, yet you can have a long discussion on what the design is all about.

Your tour will be a mix of walking, driving, and boating to allow you to cover the city in each area for the best introduction to Singapore.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- The fee for taxis, buses, metros are not included but will be discussed beforehand.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.
- There are tastes of local foods that are included in the tour.
- If time permits we will also visit the Colonial area

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 7 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Full Day In Singapore
Begin your day in Singapore with the sweet smell of flowers as you pay a visit to the National Orchid Garden. This select orchid display of 60,000 orchids and over 400 species will infiltrate your senses and serve as the equivalent to a morning coffee. As locals take a great pride in this Botanic Garden, you will learn that famous visitors from Nelson Mandela to Princess Diana have walked these same grounds!

From the gardens you will hop on a bumboat and take a ride along the Singapore river which is the location of the area's first trading port. The waters will then take you to the face of Singapore, Merlion park. Make sure you capture a picture of the famous mythical creature with the head of a lion and a body of a fish! Beautiful views of Marina Bay will quickly teach you why Singapore often uses this location prominently in their tourism promotions.

On your way to Chinatown you will drive through the Civic District and pass the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Singapore has a population of just over 5 million and is one of the most diverse crossroads of ethnic groups in all of Asia. Once in Chinatown you will explore old and new traditions while discovering rows of streets lined with tea houses, oriental arts, crafts and traditional medicinal herbs. This will be the location of your lunch as you enjoy a famous Chinese Dim Sum lunch.

At Kampong Glam you will visit the Sultan's Mosque which puts on an unforgettable display of architecture with the highlight being a golden dome just about the entrance. This building represents one more example of Singapore's eclectic cultural make up. Keep your eye out for the complex minarets and balustrades which are famously incorporated into most Mosques of this kind.

Your final stop will bring your experience full circle as you enter Little India. Colorful flower shops, energized vegetable vendors and busy curry houses will catch your attention around every turn. If you always wanted a tattoo feel free to approach a local Henna artist who will amaze you with an intricate design!

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Admission to the National Orchid Gardens and the Bumboat Ride are included in the price of the tour.
- Lunch is included in the price of the tour.

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