A Tale of Hills : Radin Mas – Heritage Trail

Radin Mas is a beautiful place that combines the old rustic charm with modern feel. Radin Mas features rich history, culture, religious and heritage landmarks. Of nature and sight there are also nature’s flora and fauna to explore and the scenic view from Henderson Waves – the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. [Read more...]

Queenstown : A Heritage Trail

“Queenstown” was named in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. Queenstown is known for its “firsts”. It was Singapore’s first satellite town- a self-contained community with all the necessary residential and social amenities for residents. It was also in Queenstown the first branch library of National Library was opened and the first neighbourhood shopping centre and sports complex were built. The changing landscape awaits your discovery! [Read more...]

Your Passport to the Jalan Kayu Trail

Tucked in the quiet corner of Singapore, out of the bustled traffic are lush greenery, rustic kampong, quaint bungalows, crispy roti-prata, and reminiscences of the old airport among other heritage gems to be discovered around Jalan Kayu. The history and stories of these interesting nodes along the Jalan Kayu Heritage Trail, there is also a fair amount of unseen natural treasures waiting for you to discover. [Read more...]

Jalan Besar : A Heritage Trail

The land on which Jalan Besar (Malay for big or wide road) now lies was once a betel nut plantation and fruit orchard in the 1830′s. It is one of the first roads to be built in Singapore. Witnessing many changes without losing its old world charm, Jalan Besar offers one of the best examples of the Singapore Shophouse and buildings from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. [Read more...]

Farrer Park Nature and Heritage Trail

The trails introduce you to an amazing nature, architectural and social heritage in the Farrer Park vicinity. Farrer Park has a rich and long history and is known for its many “firsts” race course, golf course and runway for flight demonstration and aircraft landing. The area features many religious heritage spots that reflect the melting pot nature of Singapore’s society in microcosm, Farrer Park vicinity also has a diverse spread of flora and fauna which can be explored in the self-guided trail.

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Bishan Heritage Trail : 10 Places to See

The name “Bishan” was derived from the century old organisation Peck San Theng. Located right in the heart of Singapore Bishan is a charming town and home to many. This trail booklet will take you on a journey to 10 key landmarks in this charming estate, exploring history, culture and heritage of these places. [Read more...]

Balestier : A Heritage Trail

“Balestier” was named after Joseph Balestier who first developed the area in 1834. Balestier has a rich history and is known to many Singaporeans for its delicious local fare tucked away in shophouses that line the road. This trail has been designed to allow you to walk and explore the very rich history and vibrant culture.

This trail is presented by the National Heritage Board and Central Singapore Community Development. Supported by the Jalan Besar Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Urban Redevelopment Authority.


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My Neighbourhood History


The Central Singapore District is rich in history and heritage. The community trails seek to build strong community identity through promoting the heritage and history of various people and places. It provides a platform for education and development, networking and socializing. The journey would allow a deeper appreciation of the places which constitute to what Singapore is today. [Read more...]

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