Day Tour

Eastern Reflections In Singapore (4 Hours)

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Singapore, Singapore

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Eastern Reflections In Singapore (4 Hours )

Singapore, Singapore

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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.

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