My Dawson Heritage Tour [English] (7 June 2020)

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Do you know Singapore's first technical and special needs' school are located in Queenstown? Do you know the foundation talks of the formation of ASEAN took place at the backyard of Queenstown?

My Dawson heritage tour recounts the history of Singapore’s first satellite town, Queenstown, from a modern residential town in 1959 to the founding of the port city in 1819. The guided tour weaves in interesting stories from the nutmegs and rubber plantations, to botanic garden and military encampments.

In this exclusive tour, participants will explore the history of Queenstown through an assortment of iconic buildings including Phoenix Park, Former Tanglin Barracks, and the St George's Church. Participants will also hear a tapestry of colourful stories from long time residents which makes Queenstown the most endearing home of all.

Level of Difficulty: 1.5/5

Who should come?

  • Everyone is welcome to participate in this exciting tour!
  • However, this heritage tour requires participants to walk for four hours long.

Duration & Meeting Place

  • Approximate Duration: 4 hours (8.30am to 12.30pm)
  • Language: English
  • Please arrive at Queenstown MRT Station Exit B (Next to 7-11) 15 minutes before 8.30am. The tour guides will be wearing brown crown T-shirts with a conspicuous "Guide" at the back of the shirt.
  • The tour will proceed rain or shine. We have never cancelled our tours in the past 10 years, except for LKY.
  • The tour will end at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, so an EZ Link card is a must.

What to bring?

  • Wear comfortable clothes and suitable shoes for a 4 hour long walk
  • Bring along your headphones (compatible with headphone jack). These headphones are harmful to our environment and we are levying S$2 per headphone to encourage all participants to bring theirs.
  • Bring along insect repellent, EZ-Link card, a bottle of water and an umbrella
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.


  • By agreeing to participate in the tour, every participant will be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to careIessness of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.

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