A Tale of Two Towns: Of Government, Banks and Communities


Merchants and museums, economy and entertainment, finance and fine arts…

Separated only by the Singapore River, today’s Central Business District and Civic District find their origins in the 1822 Raffles Town Plan.

Discover the contrasting lives and activities on each side of the river: visit one of the oldest government buildings on the island, two sites that celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our pioneers, and a historic temple which was also a community centre for the Teochews in Singapore.

Monuments covered: Former Empress Place Building (now Asian Civilisations Museum), Yueh Hai Ching Temple

Starting point: Entrance of Asian Civilisations Museum (1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555)

Ending point: Yueh Hai Ching Temple

You must present your electronic or printed ticket(s) in order to join this tour. Walk-in registration is not available.


  • By agreeing to join the tour, each participant shall be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to carelessness of other actions on his/her part of that of children under his/her charge.
  • The tour will start on time. Participants must meet the guide at the starting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.
  • We do not accept cash payment.
  • No refund/exchange of tickets is allowed under any circumstance except for tour cancellation.
  • The tour may be partly or totally cancelled due to inclement weather or for other reasons affecting the tour. Participants will receive full refund in case of tour cancellation.

If you have other enquiries, please email NHB_NationalMonuments@nhb.gov.sg.

Sat Feb 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Standard SOLD OUT $5.00
Senior Citizens (60 years and above) / Students SOLD OUT $3.00
Venue Address
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 Singapore
Monumental Walking Tours