Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore

Luxury Tour Singapore – Footsteps of Raffles

Luxury Tour Singapore traces Raffles' vision of Singapore to become a vital international port and trading centre for the Far East. Your trip down memory lane begins with a visit to the Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first set foot here in 1819, and then to an exhibition that traces the history of the Singapore River. Next is a stop at Raffles Hotel, a hive of activity for the high society in the 1800's. Here enjoy and afternoon tea buffet with English and local delicacies or light refreshments. The tour continues with a bumboat cruise. These hardy vessels were once used to shuttle cargo, but today, they steer you through a kaleidoscope of historic Singapore River and harbour images set against the towering skyline of the modern business district. Step off a Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village and visit a pewter gallery to discover the history of pewter and the role of tin in the development of Singapore as a trading port. A demonstration of pewter smithing is also included.