19 Jul (Sat) - 20 Jul (Sun): Lighthouse Trail

The earliest record of lighthouses dates back to the 200 CE. Since then lighthouses have been a beacon of light, direction and often hope to the weary traveller and mariners. From the mid-19th century, the East India Company started constructing these towers to guide and warn seafarers through the rocky straits surrounding Singapore island. Today, a number of these lighthouses are still in operation.
During this tour, participants will get a rare opportunity to journey to Raffles Lighthouse, which stands on Pulau Satumu, the southern-most landly possession of Singapore. Visitors will also get a chance to tour the small heritage corner of the Lighthouse and to climb to the top of the tower for a memorable view of Singapore from its southern-most shore.

On the way to Raffles Lighthouse, participants will also sail by the picturesque Sultan Shoal Lighthouse. During the tour, the guide will provide participants with a brief history of the importance of lighthouses in Singapore’s history and the stories behind some of these remarkable beacons of light.

Only open to public above 21 years old
  • As a lot of resources had gone into the conduct of the tour, please inform the organiser if you are not able to take part in the tour at least 1 week in advance from the visit date.
  • Dress code - No skirt/dresses, covered shoes only (no sandals or slippers)
  • Participants are advised to take their own medication for seasickness and related ailments.
  • The climb to the top of Raffles Lighthouse is rather steep. You will need to climb up some 90 steps. The climb is not compulsory.
  • Please note that photography is not allowed approaching and on the island.

Max Capacity / Session: 30 pax. Online registration starts 1 Jul.

Meeting point: National Museum of Singapore
Time: 7.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 6.30pm
Website and contact: http://www.heritagefest.org.sg/

2 comments:

Liu Boju said...

is there any number contact to the organiser for this even because the web for registration is not working as the website can not open

Ria Tan said...

I believe this is a special series of tours for a limited time only and it is no longer being offered. However, the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) often provides public tours to the Raffles Lighthouse during Maritime Week. You may want to subscribe to their facebook page to get updates? https://www.facebook.com/MPA.SG?ref=ts&fref=ts