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Through this tour, we chart the journey of early Chinese settlers, in particular the coolies, as they made their way to Singapore’s shores, and painstakingly built the nation we live in today. Our tour begins at Thian Hock Keng Temple, the first stop for Chinese migrants as they give thanks to the goddess ‘Mazu’ for giving them safe passage. Next, we’ll have a peek into the living quarters of these men at Chinatown Heritage Centre, proof of the sufferings they had to endure both on and off the job. Next, We will travel along the banks of the Singapore River and see where famous merchants and their warehouses once stood, before we head to lunch. Bak Kut Teh was a popular dish among many coolies, as the ingredients are carefully picked to provide the utmost nourishment for their hardy jobs, and the dish itself acts as a tonic to help revitalise them after a tough day’s work. Hard work can be tasty too!

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Stop At: Thian Hock Keng Temple, 158 Telok Ayer Street Chinatown, Singapore 068613 Singapore

Visit the oldest hokkien temple in Singapore

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

Visit the ethnic quarter for the early chinese migrants

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chinatown Heritage Centre, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207 Singapore

Visit the Heritage Centre to see the living condition and hear the stories of the early chinese migrants in Singapore

Duration: 45 minutes


    Location: Singapore, Singapore

    Duration: 4 hours

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      Departure Point:
      Telok Ayer Stn Exit A, Singapore

      Return Details:
      Clarke Quay, Singapore

    • Inclusions:
      • Lunch - Famous local dish "Bak Kut teh" for Lunch
      • Entry/Admission - Thian Hock Keng Temple
      • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
      • Entry/Admission - Chinatown Heritage Centre
      • Guaranteed to skip the lines

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        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

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