Leave your home country for Singapore
Day 3 :
Upon arrival our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Singapore, perhaps more so than any other Southeast Asian country has attracted immigrants from all over Asia. Along with recipes from their homeland, they also bring with them distinctive architectural styles, and unique rituals and ceremonies.
Starting from the historical trail in Fort Canning, a park where early Malay royalty resided centuries ago, through a spice garden, the original site of Singapore's first Botanic Gardens, and culminating with a visit to a Peranakan family. The Peranakan's rich and lavish heritage is an eclectic mix of Malay and Chinese cultures unique to this part of the world.
Next we invite you to engage your senses in an unforgettable experience of local sights, sound and tastes at local markets. There is a potpurri of nutmeg, cardamom, incense and colorful garlands of jasmine and marigold. Fortune tellers, goldsmiths, a bustling temple, Indian pastry shops, restaurants, and traditional grocery shops selling everything from mortar and pestle to tamarind pods. Chinatown, on the other hand, is a totally different experience. Steaming hot dim sum, Chinese pottery, silk, cloisonne, joss sticks, dried mushrooms, and local fruits line the streets of Chinatown.
Singapore offers the international shopper a wealth of choices. You will find the hottest labels from Paris and London, as well as up and coming designer labels from Singapore, and Thailand. Trendy and inexpensive clothing from Hong Kong and Indonesia along with the latest computer equipment from Taiwan may be on your shopping list. "Shop-till-you-drop" all afternoon at your leisure.
Day 5 :
Full day at leisure. In the evening, visit a Chinese opera shop run by several generations of a Teochew family that is tucked away in the corner off a major street in the city. Opera costumes and traditional headgear in brightly colored sequins and embroidery tell of heroes, great battles, and legendary times. This art form continues to be preserved at the clan association where you will find both experienced and young performers in training. Next, get behind the scenes of an opera stage where the stage is set for a great show. Observe the various intricate routines that the opera troupe goes through, from makeup and choreography, to instrumentation and costume change, and finally the opera is staged for all to see as the cymbals clash, robes flutter, and voices ring in the ancient tales. (The opera is performed on Wednesdays and Fridays only.
Day 6 :
Full day at leisure. Discover the region's history and culture at the Singapore History Museum and the Asian Civilization Museum with our complementary tickets. There is also a host of other exceptional places to visit including the Singapore Bird Park which boasts one of the most fascinating aviaries in the region, the Night Safari, and orchid farms with some of the largest collections of orchids.
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Day 7 :
Departure transfer to the airport for your return flight to your home country.