|Code : ITTS-03, Duration : 4 Days
Places Covered : Emperors Palace, Chinatown, Mount Faber, Sentosa Island, Jurong Bird Park
Day 1 : Singapore
Arrive Singapore, you will be met and transferred by our representative to Hotel. Day free for familiarization / orientation.
Day 2 : Singapore City Highlights
After breakfast, City tour of Singapore covering Emperors Palace, the city centre, Chinatown, Sree Mariayamman Hindu Temple, Mount Faber, Botanical Garden, Singapore river etc. Afternoon Sentosa Island tour with Underwater world.
City Highlights: The City Experience Tour showcases the contrast of old and new and the blend of East and West. Experience the history, culture and life-style of multi-racial Singapore, the exciting heart of New Asia-Singapore. We will visit the Colonial district where old Singapore begins and where modern Singapore was created, Little India, places of worship, China Town, Mount Faber which offers excellent views of the Singapore skyline, the harbour and offshore islands, and admire the best of Asian craftsmanship at a Gem Factory.
Sri Mariamman Temple: It is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Its site was acquired in 1823 by Narayan Pillai, a clerk of the East India Company who had accompanied Sir Stamford Raffles to Singapore. Since its foundation the Temple has occupied a unique place in the life of the Hindu community in Singapore and has been gazetted as a National Monument by the Government. The Temple is dedicated to Sri Mariamman, a manifestation of the Great Goddess, worshipped for health and prosperity. Sri Mariamman is popular in Southern India where goddesses are addressed as amman ('mother'). Given the large South Indian community in Singapore, temples dedicated to the Goddess and deities popular in South India dominate the landscape.
Botanic Gardens: The Singapore Botanic Gardens ranks among the worlds finest tropical gardens. Renowned for both its combination of untouched primary forest and specialty gardens , the lush gardens date back to 1822, when its British founders literally carved the gardens from the Malay jungle. Today, four acres of those original jungle land has been preserved in their original state. Singapore River: Great cities of the world can usually take their early beginnings to the mouth of a river; Singapore is no exception. The river became a busy waterway, the lifeline of Singapore when entrepot trade was its main enterprise. The boats that used to ply their trade between the large ships on the outer roads of the harbour and the warehouses along the Singapore river.
Sentosa Island: Singapores holiday resort-island, can be reached by cable car from Mount Faber or WTC (World Trade Center) and by ferry from WTC or overland by the Causeway-bridge. Sentosa Island said to be in direct contrast to the freneticism of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a purpose-built island theme park and offers beaches, history, golf, gastronomy and a host of themed attractions, including Volcano Land, the Asian Village, the water rides of Fantasy Island, and Underwater World, one of Asia's largest tropical fish oceanariums. The more earnest visitor can visit Images of Singapore, which depicts the island's early life, local festivals and customs and the World War II surrender to the Japanese at Fort Silosa, which shows the bunkers and underground passages used in the island's defense.
Day 3 : Jurong Bird Park Tour
Jurong Bird Park tour. Afternoon free for shopping.
Jurong Bird Park: The largest bird park in all of South East Asia, Jurong Bird Park is a refuge for more than 8000 birds of 600 different species from all over the world. Highlights include Waterfall Aviary, at 30m (98ft) the world's highest manmade waterfall, and the South East Asian Bird Aviary, where a thunderstorm is simulated every day at noon. The new Lodge on Flamingo Lake promises food not just fit for birds. Bird shows feature flamingos, macaws, hornbills and cockatoos and one of the biggest attractions is the Penguin Parade, housing more than 200 penguins of five species. An air-conditioned monorail covers the entire park.
South East Asian Bird Aviary: This region is home to over 1,000 species of birds from a global total of 8,500 species. While the aviary has been landscaped to provide a simulated secondary rain forest environment for the birds to live in, it still gives many vantage points from which visitors can observe the birds closely, at leisure and in relative comfort. As part of the rain forest experience, there is a tropical thunderstorm that comes on at 12 noon daily. The rain falls in the centre of the aviary away from the visitors walkway. The exhibit is especially attractive for tourists from temperate countries to admire our Southeast Asian birds collection.
Thunderstorm: 12.00 noon
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Waterfall Aviary: This newly redeveloped two-hectare Waterfall Aviary remains as the worlds largest walk-in aviary with the highest man-made waterfall standing at over 30 meters. It is home for some 1,500 free-flying birds from 80 African and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to watch them roost, bathe, feed and even raise their young in their nests. Set in a valley, the Aviary is landscaped with 10,000 exotic plants comprising 125 species of trees, bamboo, palms and ground-cover vegetation to simulate a tropical rain forest. In addition, an artificial 8-m tall tree moulded from an actual 100-year-old Barking Deers Mango tree has also been planted to enhance the rainforest landscape.
Opening hours: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Lory Feeding: 9.30 am, 11:30 am & 3.30 pm
Starling & Bee-eater Feeding: 10.30 am, 11.30 am & 4:00 pm
Panorail service to Waterfall Aviary: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Last train service from Waterfall Aviary: 5.45 pm
Penguin Parade: Occupying an area of 1,630 square meters, the Penguin Parade is the home to the endearing penguins found at the Bird Park. There are more than 200 of them living here. The five species on exhibit are the Humboldt, the Rockhopper, the Macaroni, the Fairy and the majestic King Penguin.
Penguin Feeding Times: 10.30 am & 3.30 pm
Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
Hornbills and Toucans Exhibits: Playful South American toucans tossing fruits into the air; exotic hornbills displaying their magnificent bills and casqued in flight; the female hornbill sealing herself in a tree hole for nesting these amazing and rare sights of nature are happening right here at the Hornbills and Toucans Exhibit. For visitors to the Bird Park, the sheer beauty of these birds with their colorful and magnificent bills, is a sight not to be missed.
Hornbill Chit-Chat: 11.45 am
The Lakes: The Parks beautiful lakes are scenic sights. A variety of water birds like swans, ducks, geese, cormorants and pelicans have made the lakes their home. Visitors can enjoy a grand view of the lakes from the Observation Pavilion, which is landscaped with bougainvillea and installed with wooden benches and electric fans.
Pelican Feeding: 9.30 am & 1.30 pm
Day 4 : Departure
Free for shopping. Transfer to airport and Departure.