The Little India Cultural Tour: Discovering Singapore’s Indian Heritage™ - a Virtual Experience

Description of Programme

Virtually explore one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts – Little India! Understand how the cattle trade led to the development of ‘Little India’ during the mid-19th century. Let us share with you about the early Indian immigrants and their contributions, and other historic personalities and events that gave Little India its unique character. Discover more about religion and architecture by visiting prominent temples and mosques. By the end of the programme, you will have a better understanding of the origins, diverse culture and colourful practices of the Indian community. Participants will also reflect on changing attitudes and the evolving role and successes of the Indian community in contemporary Singapore. Sites covered a. Indian Heritage Centre (entry subject to availability) b. Race Course Road c. House of Tan Teng Niah d. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple e. Little India Arcade f. Abdul Gafoor Mosque (entry subject to availability) g. Campbell Lane Mode of Delivery 1. Session conducted remotely via virtual meeting platforms e.g.: Zoom 2. Programme will be a combination of PowerPoint Slides, Videos & interactive elements e.g: Quizzes using game-based learning tools 3. Participants will need to use their mobile phones for online quizzes 4. Participants will require Internet connectivity

Learning Objective / Total Defence Pillars

1. Total Defence (Social and Psychological)

2. Understand the origins, traditions, cultures, religions, heritage and contributions of the Indian community in Singapore.

3. Appreciate how Chinese, Malay and Indian communities thrive alongside each other in Little India.


2.5 - 3 hrs

Session Timings

Session 1: 09:00 – 11:30/12:00
Session 2: 14:00 – 16:30/17:00

Pricing (per participant)

Min 50 pax: $20.00
51 - 100 pax: $18.00

Terms and Conditions

a. The units will be allowed to make a one-time amendment to their booking, to be communicated to JPL in writing at least ten working days before the conduct of the NE Activity.
b. If the units submit an amendment to their booking less than ten working days before the conduct of the NE Activity, they will be charged an amendment fee.

a. JPL will charge the full amount per participant who is absent from the NE Activity without any valid reason.
b. The charges will be waived in full for absent participants with a valid reason subject to a maximum of 10 per cent of the agreed number of participants.
c. The following valid reasons for absenteeism are:
c.i. Submit a valid medical certificate or relevant medical documentation, or
c.ii. Furnish certain compelling reasons which are unrelated to work commitments, such as compassionate leave
d. Relevant documentation must be provided within 5 working days of the completion of the NE Activity.

a. In the event that units request cancellation of confirmed NE Activities, JPL may impose cancellation charges on these units, if a cancellation notice is not received (in writing) at least 10 working days prior to the confirmed date of the Activity. The cancellation clauses will be as follows:

Cancellation notice (No. of Working Days) before confirmed date of NE Activity and maximum cancellation charges:
Less than 10 working days' notice - 10% of total fees for all participants
Less than 2 working days' notice - 50% of total fess for all participants
Less than 1 working days' notice - 100% of total fees

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