The Monday partner tour will be on Monday, 14th October 2019, from 10:30am to 2:30pm. This tour can be purchased on the registration portal for an additional cost of SGD120.
Share the joy of brewing an exquisite pot of Chinese tea, while learning more about its history and health benefits. You will also get to try out traditional delicacies.
Half day tours will be on Tuesday, 15th October 2019, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. The tours are included in the registration fee of full conference delegates and students. Participants will need to select one of the tours when registering. Additional tickets can be purchased on the registration portal for an extra SGD140.
Gain a deeper understanding of Singapore as a unique multicultural society, focusing on the three major communities – Chinese, Malay, Indian – and their heritage through the exploration of various ethnic districts. Appreciate each community’s rich culture through various interactive activities and demonstrations, including a multi-sensory experience at Chinatown Heritage Centre. Enjoy a drive-through of the historic Civic District which ties together major events that have shaped the nation.
Explore the Singapore Zoo, an award-winning park with immersive experiences that plays home to over 300 species of animals. Explore some of the most distinctive global wildlife habitats of the world, from the savannah grasslands of Africa to the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia to the Australian Outback. Catch exciting shows and get up close and personal with the animals during feeding sessions with friendly zookeepers*!
*if time permits
Learn about Singapore’s strategies behind her stunning success in overcoming constraints in land and water resources, where a country with no natural resources transformed weaknesses into strengths. Enjoy an exciting visit to the interactive NEWater Visitor Centre to learn about advanced technologies used in processing water in Singapore, and admire the scenic view of Singapore’s futuristic skyline from Marina Barrage, Singapore’s 15th reservoir and first in the city. Explore Gardens by the Bay, an award-winning horticultural attraction with over 250 thousand rare plants and 2 cooled conservatories – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest. Admission to one cooled conservatory is included.
Don’t miss this exhilarating journey back in time at the once “Forbidden Hill”, where both 14th century Singapura and modern Singapore were born. Visit graves, a colonial fort and re-live one of the most important battles in history. Gain a deeper insight into Singapore’s wartime history with a visit to the award-winning Battlebox, a former WWII secret underground command centre where the crucial decision to surrender Singapore was made. Take a walk through the historic civic district to learn about Singapore’s early colonial roots, with visits to memorials and monuments that pay tribute to our early pioneers and the sacrifices of brave hearts during the war.
Gain insights into Singapore’s economic, social and political history on this tour, which charts the transformation of a country with no natural resources from a colonial outpost of the British Empire in the early 19th century to a dynamic First World Nation today. Participants also get to enjoy a delightful bumboat ride from Boat Quay and a sweeping view of Singapore’s futuristic skyline from Marina Barrage, Singapore’s first city reservoir.
Uncover some of the best-kept secrets of the Katong district. Trace its transformation from an idyllic seaside village and plantation area to the vibrant and charming residential enclave it is today, with a rich mix of heritage and eateries steeped in tradition. Get an appreciation of Chinese Peranakan culture at the famous Kim Choo Kueh Chang with a beading demonstration, and sample quintessentially Singaporean afternoon delights at a local tea house!
Gain insights to Singapore’s development with an intoxicating dose of Asian culture and history on this special programme! Explore the south-western hills of Singapore with a cable car ride from Sentosa island to Mount Faber. Embark on an unforgettable journey through Haw Par Villa (the original Tiger Balm Gardens), an eclectic Asian cultural park built in 1937. Learn about the world-famous Tiger Balm family and their business empire, and discover Asia – its literature, philosophy and history during your tour of the historic park.