This Singapore bike tour shows you the best of the citys sights, all aboard two wheels! Zip through the city via the biggest cultural enclave, where new and old converge. Experience the oldest residential zone, where British-era buildings still stand. Ride along the beautiful and historical Singapore River and learn how it was the heart of the citys commercial development. Weve crammed it all into this epic ride!
Along the way, well take a break to stretch our legs, and youll have the option of sipping some local coffee, or cooling off with a glass of refreshing calamansi juice (a local treat similar to lemonade). Well also refuel with a delectable local snack such as kaya toast (bread or crackers topped with a mix of coconut milk, butter, and sugar).
Our biking adventure will include a visit to the cultural enclave of Kampong Glam, a historic district where Malays and Arabs once settled. Well zip through the nooks and crannies, where rows of boutique shops and Middle Eastern cafs beckon locals. Youll have lots of opportunities to stop and snap photos, and youll hear intriguing stories (with a bit of trivia!) from your local expert guide. From there, well explore Bussorah Street, often referred to as Little Istanbul. Here, youll find many Turkish diners and shops selling souvenirs.
As the morning heat builds up, well take a respite from the sun by cooling off at the Malay Heritage Centre. Here we can top up our water bottles with ice-cold water from the cooler provided.
Our bike tour will continue along Beach Road, which was once the coastline of the city but has since been pushed inland to accommodate land being reclaimed for buildings and businesses. Imagine, almost 13,000 football fields worth of land has been reclaimed since the 1960s!
As we cycle, we can marvel over the architecture along the coastline, where many of the buildings were built based on Chinese feng shui. Well eventually reach the famous Raffles Hotel, which is the jewel in the crown of our hotels in Singapore. Its also home to the beloved Singapore sling a pineapple cocktail made with gin. This 128-year-old building was once a bungalow by the beach, visited by many famous people, including Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Jackson.
Well finish up our Singapore tour with a visit to the colonial district, where you can see buildings that remind you of the old British rule. For the grand finale well catch a glimpse of the beautiful waterfront at Marina Bay, including the spectacular Marina Bay Sands a resort that cost a whopping USD 5.7 billion to build.