HotelsThe Barracks Hotels’ new heritage safari room package comes inclusive of a jeep that can take guests on several curated tours.

Urban safari tours of Singapore’s storied past

Immersive cultural travel experiences await out of a heritage hotel in Sentosa.
Immersive cultural travel experiences await out of a heritage hotel in Sentosa. Photo Credit: The Barracks Hotel
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The Barracks Hotel in Sentosa has unveiled two urban safari tours focusing on Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. Guests who opt for the Heritage Safari room package can embark on one of the thematic tours of their choosing conveyed in the back of a jeep, for a true safari experience through Singapore’s concrete jungle.

The two heritage safari tours named ‘Colonial Architecture Tour’ and ‘Cultural Gems’ were created in line with the hotel’s ethos for preserving and showcasing the country’s colourful history.

To tie it all together, before guests embark on their urban safari tours, an apparel fitting appointment will be arranged where each guest will be offered a personalised safari shirt, complete with customisable name, buttons thread colour and the hotel’s embroidered logo. 

Uncover tales from the bygone colonial era

Guests who opt for the Colonial Architecture Tour will visit the buildings that once used to house the British armed forces in the 1800s back when Singapore was still under the British rule. They will also get to explore key historical sites such as Fort Siloso, Mount Imbiah, Seletar Estate, Gillman Barracks, and Dempsey Hill where they will learn more about the rapid evolution of those areas.

To create a more immersive experience, guests will be transported to the various locations via a jeep which used to be the main mode of transport for British soldiers in Singapore. The day will end with a three-course dining experience at in a restored colonial manor.

The sights and smells of Singapore’s melting pot

The Cultural Gems thematic trail offers four different walking tours that follow Singapore’s multicultural heritage through the country’s ethnic enclaves in Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Katong or Tiong Bahru, which includes the following activities:
  • Chinatown: Private Chinese tea appreciation workshop with food pairing at Tea Chapter
  • Kampong Glam: Create batik art pieces using traditional and modern tools
  • Katong: Popiah-making workshop and home-visit to a Peranakan chef’s house with food samplings
  • Tiong Bahru: Pick up basic photography skills from a professional photographer in Tiong Bahru’s picturesque neighbourhood. 

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