My Singapore Encounter (6th – 14th February 2016)
Cost: From AU$2888.00 per person share twin
Single Supplemet Available On Request
Please note that terms and conditions apply, costs subject to seating availability on flights,
- Return Economy Class Airfares including all taxes and surcharges
- 7 Nights accommodation is a 4 star centrally located hotel
- Return airport transfers in Singapore
- Sightseeing and touring as detailed in the itinerary
- Fully escorted ex-Nowra based on a minimum of 10 travellers
- Breakfast daily and other meals as detailed
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks, phone calls or items of a personal nature
- Sightseeing or fees not part of the tour.
- Transfers to/from Sydney Airport
6th February 2016: Departure
Today we depart from Sydney to Singapore . Meet and greet on arrival at Changi Airport and transfer to our Hotel for overnight.
7th February 2016: Round Island Tour
As a way to introduce ourselves to Singapore we set out for a Round Island Tour (including lunch). Gain an interesting insight into the memories and lives of both POWS and civilian internees who survived the Japanese Occupation at the Changi Chapel & Museum. The Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel found in the Changi Prison. Next, proceed to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship. Drive past the Johore Battery and view a replicated 15-inch `Monster Gun’, the largest to be installed outside Britain during World War II. Lunch at a local restaurant before your journey northwards to the Kranji War Memorial. Unveiled in 1957, the memorial commemorates over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives for freedom in World War II. Our final stop – Gardens By The Bay. The park, spanning 101 hectares, is a home to over a quarter of a million rare plants.
8th February 2016: Free Day.
Today is free for you to explore some of the sights of Singapore on your own, whether its ambling down the infamous shopping malls of Orchard Road, enjoying the sights of the Botanic Gardens, enjoying the day at Universal Studios, taking in a tasting tour at Tiger Brewery or perhaps even taking a day trip up to Malacca in Malaysia.
9th February 2016: Singapore Wildlife Parks.
Today we take in the best of the Singapore Wildlife Parks. Starting this morning we leave the city behind as we head north to Mandai and visit one of the world’s top and most beautiful zoos. The Singapore Zoo is spread over 28 hectares and is a haven to over 3,600 mammals, birds and reptiles including some rare and endangered species. Natural barriers like streams, rock walls and beautiful landscaping are used to separate the animals from visitors thus creating an ‘open zoo’ effect. Experience this new concept in animal keeping from the comfort of your tram or on foot. This tour includes a ‘Jungle Breakfast’ with special animal appearances such as those by the Orang Utan, the recycling Otter and the magnificent reticulated Python. They will perform amazing stunts as you savour breakfast from a selection of popular items. Following our Zoo “Tour”you can return to the hotel for some R&R, or continue on longer at the Zoo (or another attraction like the Bird Park) and meet up with the group later for the Night Safari – where we will spend our evening! The world’s first Night Safari, set in 40 hectares of secondary jungle, will unfold the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle after dusk with stunning effects. See a myriad of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, in their natural habitat under subtle moonglow lighting. With priority boarding, you won’t have to wait in line to board the tram which takes you through the East and West Loop. Pass by a large reservoir and weave through selected habitats designed specifically ot replicate the natural environment from the Himalayan Foothills to the Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontient. Let the guide take you on a walking trail to view some animals at close quarters. There will also be an opportunity to catch either the Thumbuakar performance of fire-eating skills OR a 20 minute animal extravaganza at the Creatures of the Night show, subject to weather conditions. A buffet meal of local favourites and international cuisine is included, served in a charmingly rustic setting at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. Drinks during dinner are not included.
10th February 2016: Free Day
Today is a free day for you to take in what you desire of Singapore whether it’s a walk past the Opera House, a visit to Suntec City, and Exploration of the new Jungle River Zoo/Park, enjoying the bustle of the river or the adventure at the Waterpark.
11th February 2016: Sentosa Island
Today we have a surprise in store – with a fantastic Sentosa pass for everyone to enjoy. Join your escort in making your own way over to the incredible Sentosa Island where you can explore some of Singapore Scenic, Historic and Iconic Highlights. Our Fantastic pass allows entry to 5 of the islands sites including: – 4D Adventureland: Extreme Log Ride – 4D Adventureland: Desperados in 4D – 4D Adventureland: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – 4D Adventureland: The Green Lantern – Bi-pedal bicycle (1 hour) – Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom – Fort Siloso Combat Skirmish: Indoor Maze – IOS Live – Madame Tussauds – MegaBounce – Segway Fun Ride – Skyline Luge Sentosa (1 luge and 1 skyride) – S.E.A. Aquarium – Seabreeze Watersports – The Flyer Trapeze – The Merlion – Tiger Sky Tower – Trick Eye Museum – Wave House – Catch a Wave (1 try) – Wings of Time
12th February 2016: The Raffles
This morning is free for some self exploration – perhaps you want to check out the local markets, travel along Orchard Road or take a harbour cruise on a Traditional Junk. This afternoon as our farewell to Singapore we head out for High Tea at the Raffles. This tour starts from where it all began – at Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819, before progressing to an Exhibition that traces the history of the Singapore River. Next, stop at Raffles Hotel, where hives of activities were held for the high-society in the 1800’s. Here, enjoy an afternoon Tea with English/local delicacies. Afterwards board a Bumboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River.
13th February 2016: Depart for Home
Today is free for any last minute shopping or exploration before taking a transfer to the airport for an overnight flight back to Sydney.
14th February 2016: Arrival Home
Arrival back in Sydney where the tour programme ends.