Get inspired by these innovative tours and learn new insights
Singapore has been ranked No. 1 in Asia and No. 7 worldwide on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. The city-state is on its way to becoming the world’s first Smart Nation and innovation hub with the development of a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy and society by 2020. Go on these five business tours for fresh insights into the research, innovation and enterprise that form the fabric of these companies, and of Singapore in general.
Singapore City Gallery
The Singapore City Gallery is the perfect place to get an understanding of how the city-state has developed in the past 50 years. It documents Singapore’s planning challenges and efforts through 10 themes and more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits in 10 themes. The gallery, which sits beside the iconic Maxwell Food Centre, receives more than 200,000 visitors annually.
Admire the massive Central Area Model, one of the largest architectural models in the world. At a scale of 1:400 in scale, it gives you provides a bird’s eye view of the Singapore’s city centre. And don’t miss the 270-degree panoramic show, A Day in Singapore, that depicts scenes of daily life in the country.
The gallery conducts free guided tours on the last Saturday of each month, beginning at 11.30am. You can also request for customised tours by emailing them.
For more information visit www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Singapore-City-Gallery
NEWater Visitor Centre Tour by Public Utilities Board (PUB)
Witness first-hand the operation of advanced membrane and ultraviolet technologies that are used to make NEWater – treated used-water that is safe to drink. NEWater has been integral to Singapore's water sustainability strategy, supplying up to 40 per cent of Singapore's total daily water needs.
Explore the Waterwise Arcade and NEWater factory within the Visitor Centre itself. The Centre engages visitors of all ages with daily interactive tours as well as educational workshops such as the NEWater Scientist Programme, Outdoor Classroom and Water Ambassador.
For more information visit https://app.pub.gov.sg/newatertour/pages/default.aspx
Tiger Brewery Tour
An entertaining and interactive experience awaits visitors to the Tiger Brewery. Learn more about the heritage of Singapore’s iconic beer, which has an 80-year history of brewing excellence. The tour takes you behind each step of the brewing process – from milling the malt right down to its packaging – and includes a multimedia presentation.
To round off the tour, try your hand at tapping the perfect pint of draught beer. Also, sample the freshest range of brews available at the Tiger Tavern. And if that’s not enough, then bring back some souvenirs as mementoes of the experience.
For more information visit https://tigerbrewerytour.com.sg