Singapore-based Far East Hospitality is launching informative and experiential trails in the centre of the Lion City, as part of the inaugural Far East Heritage Festival.
These tours will be available from July 19 to September 18, and are expected to attract 20,000 participants. The heritage trails will take guests through Little India and Kampong Glam (the Malay district). Other organised events offered during the festival include activities and experiences, such as sampling some of Singapore’s renowned street food where Glutton’s Square used to be, and visiting the iconic Singapore General Post Office.
Guests who book in at any of the 16 Far East Hospitality properties – either the hotels or residences – between 19 July and 18 August can join these festival events, and will receive a Festival Heritage passport and a SG$80 (US$65) cash voucher to spend at Orchard Central with every room booking.
A suggested itinerary will be provided to guests who want to partake in the self-guided urban heritage trails. Other guided tours, meanwhile, include quick courses in the art of parrot astrology and henna body art in the Village Hotel Albert Court, and a guided walk through the Bugis area, which offers bargain buys at Haji Lane and Singapore’s oldest mosque, departing from the Village Hotel Bugis. The Glutton’s Square tour leaves from Orchard Central, and the post office tour – which also involves guests trying their hand at traditional games and sampling local snacks – starts at The Fullerton Hotel.
“As a home-grown operator and Singapore’s largest operator of hotels and residences, we believe in taking the lead to share Singapore’s success story,” said Arthur Kiong, Far East Hospitality’s chief executive officer.
For more information, visit www.stayfareast.com/heritage