Singapore Business Tour
Study Business and Sustainability
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After arriving, you’ll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After you have a chance to settle in, you’ll meet up for an orientation stroll in the neighborhood of your hotel as well as a dinner with your travel mates and a discussion of your upcoming journey!
You’ll start the day at historic Raffles Landing, where the British East India Company’s Sir Stamford Raffles first founded the colony of Singapore. Your knowledgeable guide will share with you how the company’s drive to seek out new economic opportunities was instrumental in early Western exploration of the region. From here you can walk along the Singapore River and visit the colonial district, complete with the old Parliament House, the Victoria Theater, and a trip to the National Gallery of Singapore.
After lunch, walk across Anderson Bridge, a pedestrian-friendly crossing that was built in 1910 and featuring impressive views of the river and the city. On the other side, head over to Merlion Park with its famous statue of a mythical creature that is half fish and half lion, and is the guardian of prosperity and mascot for the people of Singapore. The statue shoots water from its mouth, and visitors can ring a “bell of prosperity” and pray for good fortune. The park is also home to some of the most epic views of the Singapore skyline and the marina across the water. Then time for dinner, perhaps followed by an original Singapore Sling.
Today’s the day to sample a variety of ethnic neighborhoods and some exquisite food along the way. Your knowledgeable guide will first take you over to Singapore’s Chinatown, where the narrow winding streets offer a plethora of different foods and shops selling all kinds of goods. Pass by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple to take a break from the madness of the street and enjoy the rooftop gardens.
Next you’ll head over to the UNESCO-listed Botanic Gardens, and enjoy a stroll through the stunning array of flora they have there. Be sure to take some extra time in the unbeatable Orchid Garden, featuring thousands of rare and beautiful orchids, many of which can’t easily be seen anywhere else. Then, it’s time for dinner in Little India, the city’s hub for all things having to do with Indian cuisine and culture. You’ll dine on the best food India has to offer, and afterward stroll the maze of streets with vendors selling everything from spices to high-tech gadgets.
Finally, a highlight of Singapore is the Night Safari, a tram that takes you through an animal encounter area where you can observe a number of wild beasts. You’ll get up close and personal with elephants, tigers and leopards complete with expert commentary.
Today the tour of the wonderful melange of ethnicities that is Singapore continues with a trip to Kampong Glam, the Malay-Muslim quarter of the city. This is the area where Malay royalty once lived, and offers a stunning array of shops, street vendors, and restaurants offering traditional Malay food. Head over Haji Lane for some great boutique shopping and a cornucopia of foods.
Next it’s off to a beach day at Sentosa, starting with a cable car over to the city’s very own resort island. After you get enough time soaking in the sun on Palawan Beach, enjoy the views from the Tiger Sky Tower, where on a clear day you can see all the way to Indonesia! And across from Palawan Beach you can cross to the man-made Palawan Island, known as the southernmost point of continental Asia.
After you have a chance to freshen up at the hotel, a must-see in the Singapore evening is the incredible light show of the Gardens by the Bay. This spectacular area has beautiful garden walking paths in the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and a “super tree” forest where the light show never fails to amaze.
Finally, head out for a nightcap or drinks and dancing at any one of the hundreds of spectacular nightclubs and bars in downtown Singapore. You can find virtually any kind of place you want, but be sure to look for rooftop pubs, as the view of the city at night over cocktails or a soda is incredible.
Today it’s a blend of old and new starting with a trip to funky Joo Chiat for breakfast of kaya toast, a jam made with coconut and eggs. After, you’ll love exploring this off-beat neighborhood and discovering its variety of shops before heading to the Katong enclave, one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the city, featuring charming pastel-colored row houses.
Now it’s time to get back to the glitter and glam of modern Singapore with a trip to the Marina Bay Sands. This shimmering hub of colonial-era buildings turned into museums, restaurants, swanky hotels and boutiques is great for an afternoon wander. Consider a visit to the ArtScience Museum, jutting out over the river at the far end of the shops.
After catching dinner at one of the impressive restaurants nearby, head up to the Sands Sky Park to catch the unbeatable view of Singapore at night. The sparkling lights of the city as seen from the 57th floor observation deck are something you’ll remember all your life.
Start the day revisiting much of what you’ve already seen but from the unique perspective of a river tour on a traditional bumboat. You’ll visit all the historically important landing spots like Robertson Quay and Boat Quay before hopping off at Clark Quay where you can catch lunch and some shopping.
Next head over to Singapore’s unbeatable SEA Aquarium, where you can see hundreds of species of marine life, over 100,000 animals spanning 49 distinct habitats in 45 million liters of water. You can see a wide variety of marine animals closer than you ever have, including numerous sharks of different types as well as manta rays.
Time for dinner and a catch-up with your group, before heading out for one more night of the famous Singapore nightlife and saying goodbye to this uniquely amazing place!
After an early breakfast, it’s time to head to the airport and on home. Hopefully you’ve learned a lot about how this unique place was built on commerce and cultural interaction, but you’ll certainly never forget your epic Singapore adventure and the new friends you’ve made along the way!
Singapore is a city like no other – first of all, it’s a modern city-state, one of just three in the world, along with Monaco and Vatican City. Although the region has been occupied for millennia, colonial Singapore was founded in 1819 as a trading post for the British East India Company. Since then it has grown into a sparkling hub for finance, tech, and trade, featuring a hodgepodge of five different official languages including English, and at least one unofficial one made up of pieces of all the others, dubbed Singlish. On this epic seven-day journey to study business you’ll learn about Singapore’s colonial history and how the island nation has reclaimed land from the sea to continue building – and how it has become known as the world’s safest country as well as the world’s second-most competitive country while staying true to its rich and diverse heritage.
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