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Singapore - Then & Now Outdoor Trail

An outdoor trail to discover what life was like in the past and the role of the early settlers.

4 Hours
(Including travel time)
Secondary 1 - Secondary 5
Min. 1 classes/
Max 7 classes
(Max 40 pax per class)

What students learn

  • Discover what life was like in the past and the role of the early settlers in shaping the Singapore of today
  • Trace the development of Singapore, from the arrival of our forefathers till the present day

Part 1: Pre-Trail Briefing [15 Mins]

A briefing will be conducted for students at a pre-arranged location prior to the start of the trail.

Part 2: Highlights of the Outdoor Trail [2 Hrs 30 Mins, Inclusive of Travelling Time between Sites]

Go on a journey to explore the paths tread by our forefathers and discover how some of the occupations held by them in the past contributed to the progress and development of Singapore. Uncover the secrets behind conserved buildings and development of their architecture that have stood the test of time and learn about their uses today.

Choice of Venues:
(Please Choose 2)


1. Chinatown (Kretar Ayer) 2. Kampong Glam 3. Little India 4. Boat Quay
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Shophouses of Chinatown

Samsui Women Sculpture
Malay Heritage Centre

Muscat Street (Omani-style granite Arches)

Sultan Mosque
Little India Arcade

Former Tekka Market

Former House of Tan Teng Niah
Former Fullerton Hotel

Sculptures along Boat Quay

Sir Stamford Raffles Statue (The Landing Point)
*Buses will be provided by SDC

Programme summary

Visit Us

Singapore Discovery Centre
510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365