Trafalgar is offering locals in Singapore an arts and cultural trail that showcases the importance of placemaking in Singapore. The six-hour day tour covers Waterloo Street, one of Singapore’s oldest streets, and Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s oldest public housing estate. Prices for “Singapore Arts and Cultural Gems” are from S$228 per person and include lunch, and a ‘Be My Guest’ experience with Chef Asai at Bincho.
Reconnect to the joy of travel with deeper, richer experiences. Explore Singapore’s socio-cultural history and delve into what has formed the “heartware” of its communities.
Trafalgar’s “Singapore Arts and Cultural Gems” will have a maximum group size of 10 pax (excluding guide), with only five people allowed in one sub-group. Additionally, each sub-group is required to maintain at least 1 metre safe distance from each other, and there cannot be any intermingling between the groups.
There will be two different themes for the guided walking tour of Bras Basah- Bugis precinct.
|Crossroads Alive!||This one-of-a-kind tour is organised in partnership with The Theatre Practice. With historical anecdotes compiled during the creation process of Practice’s “Four Horse Road 2020” production, guests on the tour will learn about the diverse communities that once lived, studied, worked and worshipped on Waterloo Street and its neighbouring streets. The tour includes lunch at Practice Tuckshop, the home of Singapore’s longest-standing professional bilingual theatre institution. On this tour, guests will get to taste the essence of The Theatre Practice, with a special “Practice 54” tea, created specially for the arts group by Pek Sin Choon Tea Merchants.|
|Tapestries of the Heart||This tour is organised in partnership with Singapore Council of Women’s Organisaton (SCWO) and Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SCWF). This tour presents the stories of Singapore’s pioneer women who have played an instrumental role in shaping Singapore’s history. Discover how the various landmarks around the neighbourhood are linked to the changemakers featured in Singapore’s Women’s Hall of Fame. Lunch will be at Awafi Restaurant, Singapore’s only Kosher restaurant, located within South East Asia’s oldest Jewish synagogue- Maghain Aboth Synagogue.|
After lunch, the tour continues on in Tiong Bahru for a ‘Be My Guest’ experience with Chef Asai at Bincho @ Hua Bee. Bincho is Tiong Bahru’s iconic neighbourhood dual-concept restaurant by Unlisted Collection.
By day, “Hua Bee” is a coffeeshop selling mee pok noodles and in the evening, the space transforms into a yakitori restaurant serving up omakase sets. The mee pok stall has been around for over 70 years and was the filming location of “Mee Pok Man”, a 1995 Singaporean award-winning film directed by auteur Eric Khoo.
For more information and to book, visit www.trafalgar.com/staycations or call +65 69225965.
Use Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers for Trafalgar Near Not Far Tours
SingapoRediscovers Vouchers can be used by Singaporeans to offset tour prices for Trafalgar’s three “Near Not Far” tours from 1 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.
Trafalgar Near Not Far Tours include:
- Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall tour with Clock Tower Climb – Experience Tour
- Singapore Arts & Cultural Gems – Discovery Day Tour
- Singapore Heritage Highlights – 2D 1N staycation