Elderly-Friendly Free Tours in Singapore

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Is Singapore expensive for tourists? Sometimes, it can be. However, did you know that there are many interesting free tours available as well? We've curated a list of tours most suitable for active seniors! These tours focus on heritage, nature, art and history, and make for a great 1-2 hours of learning and fun!

Art in Transit - NEL/CCL Tour (Art, History)

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Did you know there are art installations and various artworks around our NEL and CCL train platforms? Compared to a museum or art gallery, here is your chance to learn about Singapore's culture and history, while going through a weather-proof, comfortable indoor 'dynamic' gallery at the same! 

Duration: 2hrs
How to book: enquiries@artoutreachprogram.org

Marina Barrage & Gallery Tour (Science, Current Affairs)

Singapore is a land of scarce natural resources. However, much technological advancement has been made to enable Singaporeans to supply a portion of our own water. Located just 15min from Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage is a great place to visit and the tour takes you through the innovative Sustainable Gallery and Green Roof. Catch a chance to view our evening city skyline after the last tour slot of the day!

Duration: 45min - 1hr
How to book: https://app.pub.gov.sg/marinabarragetour/Pages/default.aspx

Building History Tour by National Gallery Singapore (Art, History)

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Reviewed as a 'majestic building' and a 'must-visit for all history lovers and architecture enthusiasts', the National Gallery's Building History Tour takes you through process of restoring the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings. You will also learn about Singapore's historical moments intertwined with the buildings. 
*Note: While the tour is free, gallery admission fees apply 

Duration: 1hr
How to book: info@nationalgallery.sg

Rain Forest Tour by NParks (Nature)

As Singapore's first UNESCO heritage site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is magnificent park to take a stroll in. Enrich your experience with the Rain Forest tour, which guides to through the diverse varieties of plants and trees. Ideal for nature lovers who prefer an interactive experience in one of Singapore's most picturesque natural sites.
*Note: Outdoors with some gentle slopes 

Duration: 1hr
How to book: Register at Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre (Nassim Gate) 

Heritage Tour by Nparks (History, Heritage, Nature)

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Not just a scenic walk in the park, the Heritage Tour at the Botanic Gardens takes you through the Tanglin core. See and understand the interesting stories behind historical landmarks such as the The Bandstand, various sculptures, the majestic Main Gate and the Saraca Stream Walk. 

Duration: 1hr
How to book: Register at Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre (Tanglin Gate) 

Want to see more of Singapore? Check out our post on more elderly-friendly attractions! If you're considering a hotel in Singapore for your stay, why not take a look at our options for elderly-friendly hotels

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