Singapore – Then & Now Outdoor Trail

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

Programme Details


  1. Discover what life was like in the past and the role of the early settlers in shaping the Singapore of today
  2. 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.  Appreciate the reasons for conservation and the re-purposing of specific buildings.

Choice of Venues:
(Please Choose 2)
1. Chinatown (Kretar Ayer) 2. Kampong Glam 3. Little India 4. Boat Quay 5. City Hall/Bugis
Streets along Chintown

Chinatown Food Street

Samsui Women Sculpture
Streets along Kampong Glam

Muscat Street (Omani-style granite Arches)

Sultan Mosque
Little India Arcade

Former Tekka Market

Former House of Tan Teng Niah
Architecture along Boat Quay

Sir Stamford Raffles Statue

Fullerton Hotel and Cavenagh Bridge

Cathedral of Good Sheperd

Singapore Art Museum/ Singapore Management University
*Buses will be provided by SDC

For enquiries and/or booking of educational programmes, please contact:

North & West Zones

Ariel Ong (Ms), Asst. Account Manager
Tel: (65) 9362 9675
Email: [email protected]

South & East Zones

Rick Lee (Mr), Asst. Account Manager
Tel: (65) 9693 4955
Email: [email protected]

Or email us at [email protected], our Education programme specialist will contact you shortly.