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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $650 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $720 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $883 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $957 USD
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Singapore was once known to have the worst slums in the world. Today the public housing program is a source of national pride. Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) has now received 3 UN awards over the last 25 years and over 80% of Singapore's resident population has called HDB flats home. On this tour you will really be immersed in the culture of the country as you learn the hows and whys of public housing policies that have proven successful.

On the first part of the tour you will find yourself with your outstanding guide in Toa Payoh, one of the first public housing projects in the country. Here you will visit the Hub of Public Housing and see the mock up of various apartments. As you view them, you will hear why they are considered more like a 'marriage proposition' than a lease agreement. As one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, Toa Payoh was the first to benefit from the Estate Renewal Strategy – an integrated and systematic approach to rejuvenate older HDB towns, making them more comparable with newer estates. The estate renewal efforts revitalized Toa Payoh, and the pioneer HDB town is a vibrant place today.

On the second part of this tour you will visit the tallest public housing in Singapore - and in the world! It is called [email protected] and this award-winning development features the world's two longest sky gardens. One of the highlights of this tour is to see the inside of a 4-room HDB flat within the development. You will also visit the sky bridge on the 50th floor where you will be a wonderful view of the central part of Singapore.

Though the subject matter of this tour may sound more like a thesis, in today's modern world, you will see how Singapore has handled a problem that every country, and every major city is faced with. A view into these solutions also tells you much about the creativity and the sensitivity that the country of Singapore has exhibited in its problem-solving.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier or area hotel
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Visit to Toa Payoh, the oldest public housing project now totally revitalized
  • Tour of [email protected], tallest public housing in Singapore
  • Learn why Singapore has received 3 UN awards for housing
  • Visit one of the world's longest sky gardens
  • Take in the view from the 50th floor of [email protected]
  • Tour a 4-room HDB flat within the development
  • Additional Languages Available
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  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please dress comfortably.
• Please note that while transportation is included, this tour does include a significant amount of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.
• Lunch and beverages are not included.
• Additional $6 SGD per person to enter the sky bridge at Pinnacles.
• Gift to the home owner of $15 SGD.
• This excursion can be combined with more sightseeing for a longer tour.