Singapore has many citizens of Chinese descent and the main tour organizations are in Chinese hands. We found this. We thought that the bus was our tour bus but it simply picked up people moving on many different tours daily. We were moved to Chinatown, where we boarded our bus to the"Round Singapore Island Tour". This was the beginning of a seven-hour tour that is fantastic, well worth the money that we paid.
We watched many areas such as Chinese gardens; Buddhist center; Changi museum; war plantations; the causeway; the major gun; the city; the bases as well as the homes and nightclubs of this former British Garrison. There were the Changi Jail and other POW camps using the Bunker thrown and the residences of the older elite.
We saw that the famous"Tiger Car", a somewhat of a historical relic from the Chinese ago in Singapore.
We had lunch in a tasty restaurant in a large seaside park near the Causeway. This Causeway has been amazing. We saw a stream of trucks traveling in their own lanes and forth from Singapore to Malaysia.
The basis of this tour was historic. We received a historical review of Singapore's history such as a review of the assault on the town during World War Two. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Japanese catch of pointing from where the strikes started, the way the battle went, Singapore along with the absence of preparation by the British.
In the city area, we had been taken beyond the impressive buildings that were shaped including the three towers using a building in the shape of an ocean liner on top.
We seemed, at times, to be going around in circles. But it appeared that our driver was attempting to avoid the roads. Each stop was twenty to thirty minutes, giving us a lot of time to see what was there to be viewed.
It's hard to single out a highlight. For the history buff, it is the history and the historical building and regions of the island. For the traveler, you are immersed in the culture of Singapore and that in itself becomes your highlight. If you have the moment and are in Singapore, it's a trip.