Acquaint yourself with Singapore's historical sights, modern icons, and bustling city center during this half-day tour. Highlights include the Merlion statue, the Fountain of Wealth, Little India, and Mount Faber.
Start your tour with a contrast of the old and new as you pass through the historical Colonial District, the area where Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, first came ashore. Then continue to the futuristic Esplanade complex set along the waterfront—the hub of the city's art and nightlife scene.
Along the way, your guide points out the site of the iconic Merlion statue, a mythical creature that is half fish and half lion, which guards Marina Bay. Next, head to the modern Suntec City complex and stand in the shadow of tall skyscrapers encircling the world's largest fountain, the Fountain of Wealth—designed to bring good fortune to the area.
Take in the ornate architecture and adornment at 1 of Singapore's oldest temples, Thian Hock Keng Temple. Then, trek through the sights, sounds, and smells of Little India and Chinatown, both of which retain an old-Singapore flavor reminiscent of the immigrants who formed these enclaves in the early 1800s.
Continue your journey to Mount Faber for a bird's-eye view of Singapore's bustling cityscape and offshore islands from atop its 340-foot (104-m) summit. Your final stop is the Singapore Botanic Gardens with scenic views of tropical flora and fauna, lakes, and the shady Palm Valley.