Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of multi-racial Singapore in the City tour. The tour begins with a drive around the Civic District past the Padang, the Cricket Club and the historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall.
Then stop at the Merlion Park which is located near Marina Bay, Singapore. This park is home to an 8.6 meter tall and 40 ton weight, water-spouting Merlion. The Singapore's tourism icon is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The body symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Old Javanese. Its head represents Singapore's original name, Singapura, or 'lion city' in Malay. The city tour continues by driving past Chinatown. One can indulge in shopping at the Chocolate Gallery for local delights.
The final stop of the tour is Little India. Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore's Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping. Little India today is one of Singapore's most vibrant districts. As you walk down Serangoon Road and neighbouring streets, explore their mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches. Fill your tummy with South Indian vegetarian food, North Indian tandoori dishes and local fare like roti prata (round pancakes) and tehtarik (pulled tea in Malay). Try to spot the brewers 'pull' the hot milk tea - it's amazing showmanship. Don't forget to shop. The 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre offers everything from electronics to groceries, or take your pick from open-air Tekka Centre, goldsmith shops and sari stores. With its close proximity to the city and a bohemian vibe, many artists also call Little India home.
Singapore Flyer (Additional to the City tour) Sticking out among the skyscrapers in the Singapore skyline, the Singapore Flyer is no ordinary orb. Instead, this is where to go for the most magnificent views of the city. A scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 metres above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below. Located in the heart of downtown Marina Bay, the Singapore Flyer is now Asia's largest giant observation wheel. More importantly, it is high on thrills for tourists and locals alike. Step into one of the 28 fully air-conditioned glass capsules, and be transported on a 30-minute journey of stunning day and night scenes. From your capsule on top of the world, feast your eyes on iconic and historical landmarks and views from Marina Bay to the Singapore River, such as Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang. With any luck, you'll be able to spot landmarks up to 45 kilometres away, like Changi Airport, Sentosa Island and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.