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Pioneers Trail at Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Green


  • Free of charge for a self-guided walk
  • $10 per person for an organised guided tour

Ways to enjoy nature and heritage

Revisit Singapore's history by discovering traces of pre-colonial Chinatown, where Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Green resides. You can also learn more about the plants in the area by taking a short walk in any of these ways:

  • Do a self-guided walk at your own pace.
  • Join a guided group tour.

Self-guided walk

Follow our recommended 0.6km Pioneers Trail through Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Green to learn more about the history and plants of the area.

Difficulty level: Easy

Distance: 0.6km

Estimated walking time: 30 minutes

Highlights include:

  • Colourful shophouses along Ann Siang Road and Ann Siang Hill, some of which used to house Chinese clans and associations.
  • Different spice trees at Ann Siang Hill Park, including tamarind, cinnamon, nutmeg and breadfruit trees. The spice trade was one of Singapore's main commercial activities in the 19th century.
  • Places of worship such as a mosque, shrine and temples.

Guided group tour: Pioneers Trail

Gather a group and go on an educational guided tour to Ann Siang Hill Park and Telok Ayer Green. Listen to the colourful history of Chinatown and learn about the area's nature heritage, which was once the source of wealth for spice traders.

Group size: Minimum 15 participants per group

Distance: 0.6km

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $10 per person

How to register

You will have to send an email 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.