Historical Bus Tour with Geraldene Lowe

Date(s) - 08 September 2014
8:45 am - 1:00 pm

Dempsey Road Car Park


Tours with Geraldene

Dear members and friends,

Join us for this historical tour by coach!

Geraldene Lowe-Ismail is back in town for a short period! Have you ever participated in one of her tours and were fascinated, too? In case you do not know her, she is Singapore’s oldest tour guide and also known as a walking history encyclopaedia. Geraldene began giving tours already back in 1965 as one of Singapore’s pioneer tour guides. Her tours are passionate, detail-oriented with a lot of insider stories and she can gain access to houses and places normally not accessible to the public.

These are our upcoming tours with Geraldene – almost a MUST to participate!

Monday 8 September – Historical Tour by coach, 9 -13 h

The routing is by Tanglin – Orchard to Civic District – around the Padang – telling origin of place names and lots of Colonial History and rivalries when Orchard Rd was Scottish & Irish Plantations with some Chinese Cemeteries in between! The Tour will also include visits to oldest Hindu & Chinese Temples with explanations of rituals and opportunity to take colourful photos.Drive through Chinatown with stop halfway for Refreshments. Tour will also include a visit to Historical Black & White House on Mount Faber – once the home of Anna Leon-Owens of “King & I” fame! Tour ends with visit to lovely old Mosque built by a famous lady – with a leaning Minaret!

This is the ideal introduction to many parts of Singapore for newcomers as well as for long-time residents – who are not familiar with its history!

Meeting point: Dempsey Road Car Park at 8.50 am – the bus will leave at 9 am sharp!

Minimum participants: 15

Maximum participants: 20

Price: $ 70 for members, $ 80 for non-members

Registration deadline: Sunday 31 August 2014

For registration please click on the link below:


Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Remark: We have to remove shoes in Hindu Temple and please WEAR MODEST clothing to cover shoulders and knees for places of worship.

Cancellation after deadline or no show will be charged full amount.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Susanne Cifuentes

Tel. 9185 9434

The other planned tours are:

Thursday 25 September, 9.15 – 12.30 h

Very popular Walking Tour of EMERALD HILL – Details will follow

Monday 27 October, 9 – 13 h

Colourful Katong-Tour by coach – Details will follow

Saturday 1 November

Can Survive-La! Tour – Details will follow

Especially (but not only) for families with children!

Please take note that photos will be taken during the event and might be used on our website, newsletter or flyers. If you do not agree with that (either for yourself or your child/ren), we kindly ask you to inform the Association by email prior to the event at webmaster@swiss-sg.org.

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No-shows & cancellations fees:

No-shows will be charged. Free cancellation can be done till 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to: ecteam@swiss-sg.org. Cancellations made later will be charged the event costs.

Bookings are closed for this event.