River Cruise & Chinatown Walking Tour

3.5 hours | Singapore | S I N - 3 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Singapore River Cruise
Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing your ship and head to Clarke Quay. Here board a boat and start off our river cruise which will pass the Raffles landing site as we sail along the river that was once the city's main commercial lifeline. Today, the modern world combines with the idyllic charm of the quays, a union that is Singapore. The recorded narrated 30-minute cruise offers you the history of the city as you cruise past the modern skyscrapers and restored shop-houses lining the riverbank.
Docking back at Clarke Quay (one of the three that make up the river), take a short drive to the Thian Hock Keng Temple. Constructed in the temple architectural style of southern China, Thian Hock Keng has a grand entrance with a high step in front. The side entrance gates feature brightly coloured tiles portraying peacocks, roses and the universal Buddhist swastika in green and brown. This symbol represents good luck, eternity and immortality.

Reboard your motorcoach and journey to the center of Chinatown to the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in the city. Built in 1827, Mariamman Kovil or Kling Street Temple as it was popularly known then was constructed for worship by immigrants from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her power in curing epidemic illnesses and diseases.

After your visit, you'll walk towards the informative Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn all about Chinese people outside China, from their past to the present. Then, you'll have time spend exploring the maze of awning-draped shops and market stalls within Chinatown. Peruse the shops for bargains and souvenirs and sample the delicious food, before returning to your motorcoach for the short ride back to your ship, reliving the color, art and history of this wonderful city.

Departing your ship and head to Clarke Quay. Here board a boat and start off our river cruise which will pass the Raffles landing site as we sail along the river that was once the city's main commercial lifeline. Today, the modern world combines with the idyllic charm of the quays, a union that is Singapore. The recorded narrated 30-minute cruise offers you the history of the city as you cruise past the modern skyscrapers and restored shop-houses lining the riverbank.

Docking back at Clarke Quay (one of the three that make up the river), take a short drive to the Thian Hock Keng Temple. Constructed in the temple architectural style of southern China, Thian Hock Keng has a grand entrance with a high step in front.
Reboard your motorcoach and journey to the center of Chinatown to the Sri Mariamman Temple. Built in 1827, it's the oldest Hindu Temple in the city. After your visit, you'll walk towards the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn about Chinese people outside China, from their past

Special Notes:

River cruise is not suitable for passengers who are wheelchair-confined or passengers with walking difficulties

Chinatown Heritage Centre is closed on first Monday of every month.

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.

Tour sequence may vary.

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Singapore.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a narrated scenic cruise along Singapore River from Raffles Landing Site to Merlion

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
No

Free time

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No

Visit the Thian Hock Keng Temple

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
No

Visit the Sri Mariamman Temple

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Inside visit of the Chinatown Heritage Center

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:20