Kreta Ayer: The Place of ‘Nightless Days’™ - Chinatown Cultural Tour

Description of Programme

Did you know that bustling Chinatown was once known as “bu ye tian”, the place of “nightless days”? Come explore Kreta Ayer, where the Cantonese established their homes. Get a rare glimpse into the the darker side of this district and hear about the hardships the early immigrants faced by visiting an ex-opium den and a former slave house. Learn about life on the five-foot-way, the bustling nightlife and traditional death houses. Participants will also discover how different communities were able to live harmoniously side-by-side in Chinatown through temple and mosque visits. Trace the transformation of Kreta Ayer from the 1980s to the present-day. Sites covered a. Jamae (Chulia) Mosque (entry subject to availability) b. Sri Mariamman Temple c. Pagoda Street d. Sago Street e. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (entry subject to availability) f. Chinatown Complex Meeting Point Chinatown MRT Station Outside Exit A

Learning Objective / Total Defence Pillars

1. Total Defence (Social and Psychological)

2. Gain an itimate insight into one of Chinatown's sub-ethnic districts settled mainly by the Cantonese community. Appreciate the contributions of our pioneers & the life enjoyed by Singaporeans today.

3. Understand the importance of living in harmony and mutual respect for different cultures, religions and traditions.


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 20 pax: $23.00

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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