Chinatown, Little India, Sultan Mosque & Raffles
SIN-115 | Singapore |
Min. age (years): 16 |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
- Raffles Hotel
- Little India & Sultan Mosque
You will see:
Approx. 6 hours
Max. Group Size: 50
In Singapore's Chinatown you'll get to spend some time exploring the maze of awning-draped shops and market stalls and visit the Sri Mariamman Temple located here. This stunning Hindu temple is the oldest, and perhaps the most active, in the city. Originally built in 1827, it's dedicated to the goddess Sri Mariamman, known to help heal people from disease.
In a Chinese tea house (where Queen Elizabeth once visited) listen to a talk on how the Chinese brew tea, take in the flavors and aromas of the tea leaves, and take time for tea tasting. Unique Chinese tea pots and tea leaves are also sold here.
Next, visit exotic Little India, to be charmed by the many shops selling spices, snacks, colorful saris, glittering jewelry, accessories, brassware and other exotica. Taste some spices, then continue past Arab Street and the beautiful gold-domed Sultan Mosque.
At the famous Raffles Hotel, enjoy a Singapore Sling at the historic Long Bar where the drink was invented in 1915. A sumptuous Chinese set lunch will be served during your tour. Reboard your coach for your transfer back to the ship.
Proper attire at Sri Mariamman Temple requires clothing that covers shoulders and knees. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple; lockers are available at an additional cost. There is an additional fee for taking photographs at the temple.
Dress code at the Raffles Hotel - Gentlemen are requested to be in business shirts or collared t-shirts paired with appropriate long pants. Dresses, skirts or troussers are recommended for ladies. Singlets, shorts, bermudas, sandals, slippers and pool attire are not permitted in the restaurant.