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Civic District heritage walk or tour (Monument Trail)

Free of charge for a self-guided walk. $7.50 per person for a guided tour.

Ways to learn about history

Discover key historical landmarks in the Esplanade Park, Empress Place and War Memorial Park in any of the these ways:
  • Explore at your own pace with a self-guided walk.
  • Organise a guided group tour.

Self-guided Monument Trail

Go on a short DIY walk in the civic district to understand more about Singapore's development. Besides key monuments, look out for interesting trees along this trail.

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Distance: 1.5km
  • Estimated walking time: 45 minutes

Highlights include:

  • Esplanade Park: Queen Elizabeth Walk, Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Cenotaph, Cannon Ball Tree
  • Empress Place: Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, Dalhousie Obelisk
  • War Memorial Park: Civilian War Memorial, Belinjau Trees

View the Monument trail guide (map included) (PDF, 1.67MB)

Guided Monument group tour

Keen to learn more about Singapore's historical monuments with your family, friends or colleagues? Register for a tour where our experienced guides will highlight the stories behind these landmarks, as well as the biodiversity that can be seen along the way.

This tour starts near the mouth of the Singapore River, which was once the heart of Singapore’s commercial activity and entrepot trade. It will bring you through Empress Place, Esplanade Park and War Memorial Park.

It is suitable for children or students, as well as adults.

  • Distance: 1km
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group size: Minimum 15 participants per group
  • Cost: $7.50/person

How to register

Email us at least 1 to 1.5 months in advance.


  • Even if your group size is smaller than the minimum number required, you will still be charged based on the minimum number of participants.
  • National Parks Board reserves the right to revise the rates without prior notice.