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Board a revamped World War II DUKw amphibious vehicle for a thrilling land and sea trip around dynamic Singapore.
View the colonial district, where handsome historic buildings sit cheek-by-jowl with ground-breaking modern architecture. Learn how a tiny island fishing village grew into the sophisticated cosmopolitan city-state you see today.
Hold your breath as your amazing DUKw plunges into Marina Bay. Admire the iconic Merlion statue, emblem of Singapore.
And look out for the extraordinary Esplanade theater. Some people say it looks like a fly's eyes; others say it resembles a tropical fruit. Enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with audio guided tour.
60 minutesStart time
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 10:30am and 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Make your way to Marina Square Shopping Mall, #01-207 - City Tourist Hub.
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So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.
The tour ends at Tourist & Transit Hub
The fun starts when you board the FunVee DUKW, authentic revamped WWII amphibious vehicle. You will be escorted by an English-speaking professional Guide to tell you all about the places you will see on your exciting Singapore Captain Explorer DUKw tour.
You will drive to the historic Colonial District, the center of British colonial rule and still the seat of Singapore’s government. It was here that modern Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Raffles, landed in 1819.
You can admire the splendid former Parliament House, now an arts centre. Built in 1827, this is one of the oldest colonial-era buildings in Singapore.
You will also see the new Parliament House, nearby. The prism-shaped top is a modernist version of a traditional dome. The Singapore Parliament moved here in 1999 after the old building became too small for its needs.
Another interesting pair of buildings is the old Supreme Court building and its modern counterpart. Completed in 1939, the old Supreme Court has Corinthian columns and a large dome. In June 2005, the Supreme Court relocated to the new building.
Your Funbassador will also point out the handsome City Hall. This building has witnessed many important events, including the surrender of the Japanese at the end of World War II and the declaration of home rule for Singapore in 1959.
After the colonial district highlights, the tour will take a new turn as your versatile amphibious vehicle splashes into the waters of Marina Bay.
Marina Bay is an artificial bay formed by land reclamation. You will see the famous statue of the Merlion – a lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves – that is Singapore’s emblem.
You will also catch splendid views of Singapore’s striking theater and concert venues, at the Esplanade. Aluminum sunshades covering the two curved roofs give the building an interesting spiky appearance. Some people think it looks like the tropical fruit known as the 'durian'.
Opened in 2002, the Esplanade contains world-class performing spaces. Only five other halls in the world have such state-of-the-art acoustics.
At the end of your exciting tour, you will be dropped off at the Tourist Hub close to the Singapore Flyer.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Complimentary pick-up service will be provided for minimum 2 passengers & above.
The DUKw (pronounced ‘duck’) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck designed and produced by General Motors Corporation (GMC) in the US during World War II. It was used for carrying goods and troops over land and water and for crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.
The designation of DUKw comes from the model-naming system used by GMC. The D means a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant ‘utility (amphibious)’, the K meant all-wheel drive and the w indicated two powered rear axles.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
The tour was good and exciting....RAJIV BHALLA, India, 18/Feb/2016
Isango is the best tour organisers. All the tour bookings only through online and received immediate response for the confirmation of booking and payment and even reminder for...R SUDHA, India, 14/May/2014
My children were very excited with the Duck tour going both in water and on road and even the staff there were very friendly and we enjoyed our wonderful vacation at a organised...Madhusudan , India, 23/Oct/2013