Itinerary Day By Day
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE (D)
Check in for the flight to Singapore. On arrival at the airport, be met by our representative who will transfer you to your accommodation by private coach. On arrival you will enjoy a meet and greet before transferring to your accommodation. For lunchtime arrivals, you will enjoy an orientation sightseeing tour by coach prior to arriving at your hotel for check in.
Due to the variance in arrival time from each state, the remainder of the day is at own arrangements. Buffet dinner at hotel.
DAY 2 SINGAPORE (B, D)
AM: After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the Singapore City Gallery for your 1-hour guided tour. Highlights include the exhibition ‘Better Tomorrow? Look into the Future’, which focuses on Singapore’s unique approach to urban design and sustainability, and the integral use of technology in everyday Singaporean life – over 3 floors and 10 themes, 50 interactive exhibits.
Note: We recommend visiting this exhibition during your first day in Singapore. It will greatly assist students in understanding the unique nature of Singapore life, and the challenges in designing, building and sustaining a growing city.
PM: Catch the MRT to Marina Bay Sands to visit the Singapore Art Science Museum. View the current exhibitions and participate in your chosen education workshop session – allow 3 hours.
Note: The guided tour/ workshop is only available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Take a walk around the Marina Bay complex before making your way to the river pick up point for your Bumboat Cruise to Clarke Quay. Students will enjoy this unique perspective of the city as they cruise along the river. On arrival at Clarke Quay dock, make your way to the restaurant (3 min walk), Dinner tonight is at Kublai Kahn, Mongolian BBQ and buffet restaurant in a spectacular setting overlooking Clarke Quay. After dinner, return to your hotel by MRT.
Note: This itinerary has been designed to allow groups to visit attractions using the Singapore MRT system where possible. The MRT is a world class train system connected via major station interchanges and adjacent to major shopping complexes and food courts. It is safe, inexpensive and extremely convenient. We will provide details on how to purchase your tickets at time of booking. A $20 MRT ticket per person will provide credit for a 5 day stay in Singapore.
DAY 3 SINGAPORE (B)
AM: After breakfast catch the MRT to the spectacular Gardens by the Bay. This nature park features climate controlled gardens of the world built on reclaimed land, and is a model for sustainable development and conservation. Both guided/self-guided tours are available, as are workshops featuring adaptation, conservation, plant diversity and Ecosystems, and much more. A highlight of your visit to Singapore. We recommend lunch at one of the nearby food courts.
PM: Take the MRT to nearby Marina Bay station, take Exit A and find the shuttle bus which will take you to Marina Barrage for your guided tour. Tours take approx. 60 minutes and students will learn the three key benefits of the Marina – a new source of water supply, flood control and lifestyle attraction. Groups often spend additional time after their tour on the rooftop parkland, offering spectacular views of Singapore.
Return to the nearby MRT station by shuttle bus, and return at leisure to your hotel. Dinner tonight is own arrangements.
DAY 4 SINGAPORE (B)
After breakfast, today has been allocated as a free day in Singapore. We recommend spending the day at Sentosa Island and Universal Studios. Take the Cable Car across to Sentosa, an exciting way to arrive! Dinner tonight is own arrangements.
DAY 5 SINGAPORE (B)
AM: After breakfast make your way to the MRT to visit the Science Centre Singapore. Teachers will select their preferred hands-on workshop in advance – your workshop runs 0930-1130 followed by a 1-hour guided tour of the Science Centre. Students will enjoy the range of interactive displays and educational activities. Lunch is available at the Science Centre café, and there is also a McDonald’s on-site.
PM: Head across to the V-Room arcade in the JCube shopping complex, an 800m walk from the Science Centre Singapore. Located on the first floor, the V-Room provides a Virtual Reality experience combined with a teamwork component based on puzzle solving and other gaming options. Allow 2 hours. On completion walk across the road to the Jurong East MRT station and head to the nearby MRT and arrive at Esplanade Station for your guided tour at Iexperience, also known as Information and Communications Technology Experience Centre – allow 90m. Students will experience and explore how smart nation services could improve everyday services and quality of life while increasing the productivity and competitiveness of businesses. Dinner is at own arrangements this evening, and we recommend the nearby food court located directly outside Iexperience, or one closer to your hotel at Dhoby Ghaut.
DAY 6 SINGAPORE (B, D)
AM: After breakfast head to the nearby MRT and arrive at the NEWater Centre for your guided tour – allow 90m. students will learn how Singapore creates high grade reclaimed water using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection, ultra clean and safe to drink. On completion of your tour, your private coach will be waiting for you to take you to Fusionworld where you can take lunch at the food court at the base of the building where they offer an excellent range of inexpensive meals for sit down or takeaway.
PM: After lunch, meet your guide at the designated meeting point in the food court and head up to Fusionworld, where students will embark on a journey of discovery on Singapore’s latest science & engineering research and new technologies. This is a guided tour by experienced Fusionworld staff. As students venture through the five thematic zones, students will explore and discover how cutting-edge technologies can enhance our everyday lives and beyond. Once finished, meet your coach and return to your hotel for some leisure time at your teachers discretion before your evening activity.
This evening (approx.6pm), transfer by private coach to the Singapore Zoo Night Safari. Enjoy the buffet dinner and night safari tour, before returning to your hotel by private coach arriving approx. 9pm
DAY 7 SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA (B)
AM: You will spend the day with your teachers doing some last-minute exploring. This is a great opportunity to visit Chinatown and shop for souvenirs.
PM: Transfer by coach to the airport this afternoon to check in for your flight back to Australia.
Meal Legend: (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner
Peak season for travel falls between December and June, with "super-peak" beginning in mid-December and lasting through to the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls in January or February. Singapore F1 is super – peak which is around the last/second last week of September. Schools are recommended to avoid these travel periods.