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/