Tours/Social events

Social Tours on Sunday, 18 June 2017

National Gallery “Law of the Land” Exhibition Tour

National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—former Supreme Court and City Hall—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue in the heart of the Civic District. Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery features Singapore and Southeast Asian art in its long-term and special exhibitions. In 2016, the Gallery won the awards for “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism” and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards for its role in adding to the vibrancy of Singapore’s tourism landscape.

Highlights of the tour:
•          Law of the Land highlights of Singapore’s constitutional documents and is organised by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) and the National Library Board (NLB).
•          Explores the history of Singapore’s constitutional development from a British colony in 1819 to its emergence as a sovereign republic in 1965.
•          It presents a selection of 23 rare documents from the NAS and NLB's collections, each capturing a key moment in Singapore's legal history and journey to independence.
Duration/No. of Visitors for tour: 2:00 – 4:00 pm/20 pax only
Transport and admission fee of SGD45. Admissions fee allows visitors to explore other parts of the Gallery.
Payment can be made via online registration or if you have already registered for the conference, please email us your details at iaee2017@nus.edu.sg. Payment will then be made in cash prior to the tour.

Free & Easy Tours

Singapore Botanic Gardens

With more than 150 years of history, the 82-hectare Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. Through the botanical and horticultural work carried out today, it will continue to play an important role as a leading tropical botanical institute, and an endearing place to all Singaporeans. The Gardens has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on 4 July 2015. The Gardens is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is open daily from 5am to midnight. It is accessible from Marina Bay Sands via the nearest MRT Station Botanic Gardens on the Circle Line & Downtown Line.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres). Gardens has earned numerous awards and accolades including the World Building of the Year in 2012, the President’s Design Award (Singapore) in 2013, the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Themed Entertainment Association in 2014, the Largest Glass Greenhouse (Flower Dome) in the Guinness World Records for 2015, and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.

Gardens by the Bay is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953. It is accessible by foot via the Marina Bay MRT station underpass.

Technical Tours on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tour 1: NEWater Visitor Centre Tour

NEWater, a pillar of Singapore’s water sustainability strategy, is a high-grade reclaimed water. Produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection, it is ultra-clean and safe to drink. NEWater has passed more than 150,000 scientific tests and is well within World Health Organisation requirements. Learn more about NEWater at the NEWater Visitor Centre, an education hub that promotes water sustainability in Singapore and highlights the importance of Singapore’s 3rd National Tap.
Highlights of the tour:
•          Experience what it is like to be a water molecule undergoing treatment
•          Explore the Waterwise Arcade to learn more about how we could all play a part in conserving water
•          Discover membrane and ultraviolet technologies that make NEWater so clean
•          Tasting of NEWater

Duration/No. of Visitors for tour: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm/40 pax only
Transport fee of S$20 to be paid during online registration.
If you have already registered online and would still like to attend this tour, please email us your details at iaee2017@nus.edu.sg. Payment will be collected in cash prior to the tour.