60 minutesStart time
Monday - Friday: 08:30am - 10:30am and 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 09:30am - 5:30pm
Hotel pick up time: 9:00am and 11:00am
Pick-up from major city hotels in Singapore.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
You can come directly at the Marina Square Shopping Mall, #01-221 - City Tourist Hub.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.
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The tour ends at Tourist & Transit Hub
Board a revamped World War II DUKw amphibious vehicle for a thrilling land and sea trip around dynamic Singapore.
View the colonial district, where handsome historic buildings sit cheek-by-jowl with ground-breaking modern architecture. Learn how a tiny island fishing village grew into the sophisticated cosmopolitan city-state you see today.
Hold your breath as your amazing DUKw plunges into Marina Bay. Admire the iconic Merlion statue, emblem of Singapore.
And look out for the extraordinary Esplanade theater. Some people say it looks like a fly's eyes; others say it resembles a tropical fruit. Enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with audio guided tour.
The fun starts when you board the FunVee DUKW, authentic revamped WWII amphibious vehicle. You will be escorted by an English-speaking professional Guide to tell you all about the places you will see on your exciting Singapore Captain Explorer DUKw tour.
You will drive to the historic Colonial District, the center of British colonial rule and still the seat of Singapore’s government. It was here that modern Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Raffles, landed in 1819.
You can admire the splendid former Parliament House, now an arts centre. Built in 1827, this is one of the oldest colonial-era buildings in Singapore.
You will also see the new Parliament House, nearby. The prism-shaped top is a modernist version of a traditional dome. The Singapore Parliament moved here in 1999 after the old building became too small for its needs.
Another interesting pair of buildings is the old Supreme Court building and its modern counterpart. Completed in 1939, the old Supreme Court has Corinthian columns and a large dome. In June 2005, the Supreme Court relocated to the new building.
Your Funbassador will also point out the handsome City Hall. This building has witnessed many important events, including the surrender of the Japanese at the end of World War II and the declaration of home rule for Singapore in 1959.
After the colonial district highlights, the tour will take a new turn as your versatile amphibious vehicle splashes into the waters of Marina Bay.
Marina Bay is an artificial bay formed by land reclamation. You will see the famous statue of the Merlion – a lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves – that is Singapore’s emblem.
You will also catch splendid views of Singapore’s striking theater and concert venues, at the Esplanade. Aluminum sunshades covering the two curved roofs give the building an interesting spiky appearance. Some people think it looks like the tropical fruit known as the 'durian'.
Opened in 2002, the Esplanade contains world-class performing spaces. Only five other halls in the world have such state-of-the-art acoustics.
At the end of your exciting tour, you will be dropped off at the Tourist Hub close to the Singapore Flyer.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Complimentary pick-up service will be provided for minimum 2 passengers & above.
The DUKw (pronounced ‘duck’) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck designed and produced by General Motors Corporation (GMC) in the US during World War II. It was used for carrying goods and troops over land and water and for crossing beaches in amphibious attacks
The designation of DUKw comes from the model-naming system used by GMC. The D means a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant ‘utility (amphibious)’, the K meant all-wheel drive and the w indicated two powered rear axles.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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