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.
Meeting point: National Museum of Singapore
19 Jul 2014 – 20 Jul 2014
7.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Registration starts 1 July via HeritageFest2014
Max Capacity / Session: 30 pax
This event is part of the Singapore HeritageFest, organised by the National Heritage Board. For more info:
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