People and Places

Description of Programme

This trail introduces people and places that are familiar but have surprising and little-known stories connected to them that lets them shine in a different light. Dr Benjamin Sheares was the President of Singapore. He was also the first gynaecologist of Singapore who has made medical advancements that are in practice till today. The General Hospital of Singapore celebrates its 200th Anniversary in 2021 – a milestone that speaks of resilience, innovation, care and positive outlook into the future. Tiong Bahru’s transformation from a swampy area occupied by graveyards to the home of Singapore’s first Community Centre to one of the best-preserved low-rise Art Deco style mass public housing projects in the world is testimony to the city's physical transformation taking past into consideration for the present and into the plans for the future. Sites: Singapore General Hospital, Tiong Bahru estate, URA City Gallery

Learning Objective / Total Defence Pillars

History of the Singapore General Hospital and pioneers in medical advancements. – Civil and Social Defence

Tiong Bahru’s transformation as a testament to Singapore’s thoughtful urban redevelopment. – Social and Economic Defence


3.5 - 4 hrs

Session Timings

Pickup from Camp

Session 1: 0830hrs
Session 2: 1400hrs

Not available on Fridays

Pricing (per participant)


Terms and Conditions

Minimum 20 pax; maximum 40 pax

Booking lead time is at least 4 weeks in advance.

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