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Architecture Walking Tour: Bugis to Bras Basah
Bugis to Bras Basah is a walking tour that invites you to on a cosy, hands-on tour of the neighbourhoods. From malls to churches, from conserved schools to rebuilt buildings, rediscover Victoria Street, Middle Road, Queen Street and Waterloo Street. As part of the tour, discuss projects designed by award-winning, homegrown architecture practices WOHA and SCDA.
Please read these important notes:
- We meet at the fountain at Bugis Junction mall.
- Pre-registration is required. Please do not just show up. You can register for yourself and a partner/friend.
- Out of respect for people who are punctual, we do not wait for latecomers.
- The tour is completely free. You will get a $10 cash refund if you show up on time at the tour. $1.30 is to cover the online transaction costs by Peatix/Paypal/Mastercard/Visa. No refunds will be entertained.
- Haze: We will try to stay indoors more, but please exercise your own discretion. You're encouraged to wear a mask.
An intimate, casual and approachable experience:
- Prior understanding of architecture not required
- We start our walk with a friendly group introduction
Walk leader | Walking route:
- This walk is not led an architect, but an enthusiast of architecture.
- The key buildings covered are: Bugis+, National Design Centre, CANA Catholic Centre, Bras Basah MRT.
- The walk takes place outdoors and there is limited shelter between buildings, so be sure to bring an umbrella, sunblock, sunglasses and a hat because you never know when you might need them.
More Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do I need to know art or architecture?
You don't need any background in art or architecture to join. The walk is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about street art, heritage, conservation and how Singapore is evolving.
- What do you mean by an 'interactive' walk?
The walk is designed as a dialogue instead of only the walk leader talking. People who joined past walks gain most when they engage with questions and answers.
- Are the walks aimed at tourists?
Not at all, the walks are designed for the general public, including residents. I hope that even people who live, work or play in the neighbourhood can join the walk and discover something new.
- Why Bugis?
It is a lively neighbourhood where people still eat, pray, live and learn. There's so much to see and talk about within two hours of exploring.
- How physically demanding is the walk?
The walk runs for approximately 1.5 hours. Most of the time is spent walking or standing. The route is generally flat, wide, straight and along quieter streets. The route appears mostly accessible for wheelchairs and prams, but we recommend you contact us to find out more. Older children are welcome.
- Does the walk end where you start?
The walk ends at Bras Basah MRT, and it is an easy 15-minute walk back to Bugis MRT.
- More questions?
Please contact me via the button at the bottom right side of this page.
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