In celebration of our Minister Mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 91st birthday, MeGuideU.com, a local tour group featuring tours of local heritage sites, and today, I will be writing about a tribute tour guided by an experienced local guide, Miss Chia Bee Lian
We started our tour at Amoy hotel, located at Telok Ayer Street, the display shows what the street was like before Singapore had one of our first land reclaimation done, right in front of the hotel, was the sea where boats carry shipments from around the region in, I believe it was part of the British East India Trading company’s trades?
This miniature display, is the actual look and scene of where Amoy Hotel is now in the past, a complete scaled down recreation of where we are standing.(We are in the actual building in the picture.)
The walking tour allows brings us around using our public transport system, particularly the trains and buses, our guide brought us around the tunneled stations where many of the local arts are showcased, you don’t have to visit a museum! We bring it to you!
Probably not known to many, especially tourists, our train stations feature many different types of art such as calligraphy by local artists.
The next time you wait for a train, take a look around, you might just be standing on the works of great local artists.
Our tour Bee Lian was very patient and answered our questions accordingly, sharing her experiences growing up in this area of Singapore(Dhoby Ghuat/City Hall was once where many schools stood, she was a student there)
Unfamiliar to some of us, The MacDonald House holds the history of why there’s tension between Singapore and Indonesia in recent months, read more about it on Wikipedia.
It is one of the heritage sites, reminding us of why we must always keep Singapore and safe home, and defend it, through security and deterrence.
A visit to the War Memorial Park, located between the Esplanade and Swissotel, a 67m high structure, also known as the Chopsticks memorial site, a site dedicated to victims of massacres during world war ii.
Smith helping to clear out a wasp’s nest out of respect, and waiting for cleaners to come would take probably too long.
Do you know where the first ever tunnel was built in Singapore? This is the one, right under Anderson Bridge near the Asian Civilisations Museum! (A boring fact though)
Walking through Victorial Concert Hall.
A couple was having a beautiful wedding photo shoot, I think the strong maroon really matches with the environment, hope their photos turn out great!
Bee Lian even brought us to see a noodle stall at Maxwell Market, it sells “Rickshaw noodles” the same recipe which Rickshaw riders would consume in the past, even till this day it costs only 80cents, I’ll definitely try it one day when I come here again.
The beautiful Jacqueline Wong, looking through the displays at the tour of URA(Urban redevelopment Agency) Building.
Can you believe they actually did a miniture of the whole of Singapore?! It’s really amazing how detailed they are, I wonder how they did it.
Can you spot where you stay? All the buildings are mapped out here, including undeveloped ones!
I think Bee Lian really deserves an award and recognition, in the 2 hours we spent in the walking tour, I think I learned more than what I learned in 5years of secondary school.
No matter where we went, she kept us entertained and shared with us amazing stories and interesting historics of Singapore, I would highly recommend my friends and tourists alike to engage tours like this, she made me feel more proud to be a Singaporean than before.
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