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JEWISH SINGAPORE

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $467 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $535 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $667 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $721 USD
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JEWISH SINGAPORE

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The first Jewish community in Singapore arrived from Baghdad in the early 1800s, after Sir Stamford Raffles of Britian declared it a trading post in 1819. Shortly after, in 1824, England was given ownership of Singapore and the Jewish community grew even further and, by 1840, established a community that was and still is very vibrant and thriving. Your expert guide will take you through Jewish heritage landmarks and two beautiful synagogues that have been declared national monuments in Singapore.

The Maghain Aboth Synagogue was the first to be constructed and opened for services in 1878. One hundred years after its construction, celebrations were underway to mark a century of existence with an appearance by Singapore's first chief minister, David Marshall, one of Singapore's best criminal lawyers and a key member in the community. Today, the synagogue continues to serve the entire community and remains a focal point of religious events.

Diversity within the Jewish community led to the creation of the Chesed-El synagogue in 1905. This was the second synagogue constructed by Sir Manasseh Meyer, a poor Jewish immigrant who rose to fortune within Singapore as a trader and real estate owner. He was even knighted in 1925!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or hotel
  • English-speaking guide
  • Maghain Aboth Synagogue
  • Chesed-El Synagogue

Days of Operation

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - no
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 10:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 11:00 AM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please let us know if you need a pickup at the cruise pier and drop off at your hotel (or vice versa). We can accommodate this request with one suitcase per person. You must let us know at the time of booking.

Restrictions

• This excursion is not available on Saturdays.
Please note that for security reasons, it is required to apply for entry into the synagogue with passport copies beforehand. Please email scanned copies of the passports of all those individuals taking this tour at the time of booking. Email to admin@shoretrips.com.