Past & Present: The Civic District

Tour Day(s)

Monday – Saturday

Operating Time

9am – 1pm

Tour Duration

30mins (Every 45mins)

Meeting Place

Raffles Place MRT (Ground Level Exit B)
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Tour Mode

On Vespa

Tour Costs

$30 for 30mins / $50 for 60mins

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The Civic District, located on the banks of the Singapore River, is known as the historic birthplace of modern Singapore and is part of a master plan created by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822.

Over the years, a number of waterfront attractions such as the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, the Merlion Park and the ArtScience Museum have been added to the collection of civic and cultural institutions, including the Asian Civilisations Museum (the former Empress Place Building) and the Arts House (the former Old Parliament House). In addition, coinciding with the adaptive reuse of the former Supreme Court and City Hall as the National Art Gallery

Buckle in with us on our vintage time-machine as we take you back to our colonial past and into the future of a district envisaged to become Singapore’s “Civic and Cultural District by the Bay”.

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Commercial Square of the City. Temple of Love. Land Reclamation and planning of the Marina Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Singapore’s largest Cathedral. The port colony of Singapore. The legacy today.

Vespa, Drivers, Helmets, Raincoats, Insurance

Not Included
Meals, transfers to/from airport/hotel, porterage, tips, entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Raffles Place • Yueh Hai Ching Temple • Marina Bay Sands • Esplanade • Anderson Bridge • National Gallery • St Andrew’s Cathedral • Boat Quay • Fullerton Square