Remembering Singapore’s Old Waterfront


Towering with skyscrapers, Singapore’s waterfront gleams with modernity. As the country has progressed over the years, its waterfront too has been transformed.

Visit three landmarks that once graced the island’s old waterfront and testify to her growth from colony to nation: a beautiful colonial-era cast-iron market, her first polytechnic, and the building that was a gift to celebrate her newfound independence.

Journey in the shadow of Singapore’s shoreline and trace the footsteps of her development with Remembering Singapore’s Old Waterfront!

Buildings covered: Former Telok Ayer Market (now Lau Pa Sat), Former Singapore Polytechnic Building, Former Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House (now Singapore Conference Hall)

Starting point: Stone sculpture at NTUC Centre (One Marina Boulevard)

Ending point: Singapore Conference Hall

  • Participants should arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.
  • Please present your electronic or printed ticket(s) in order to join the tour. Walk-in registrations will not be entertained.
  • In the unlikely event when you cannot locate the tour group or guide by the starting time, please have your phone on standby for the tour guide to contact you for further instructions.


  • 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 or that of children under his/her charge.
  • The tour will start on time and participants who are late may not be able to get on the tour.
  • "Student" refers to any student currently enrolled in locally-based institutions.
  • "Senior citizen" refers to any person whose age is 60 years and above.
  • Random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry. Please bring along a proof of eligibility for the discounted tickets.
  • 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.

Tour Cancellation:
  • The tour will proceed in the event of wet weather and participants are advised to each prepare an umbrella or a raincoat in case.
  • The tour may be partly or totally cancelled due to inclement weather (e.g. - unhealthy haze conditions, thunderstorms) or due to other unforeseen circumstances affecting the tour.
  • In the event of tour cancellation, participants will be informed via email (a few days before the tour) and SMS (2 hours before the tour)
  • Participants will receive full refund in case of tour cancellation via Peatix.
If you have other enquiries, please email NHB_NationalMonuments@nhb.gov.sg.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#195711 2016-09-27 02:19:10
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Sat Oct 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Central Business District
Standard SOLD OUT $5.00
Student / Senior Citizen SOLD OUT $3.00
Venue Address
1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989 Singapore
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