Not your usual excursion experience, the Singapore Duck tour experience takes you through the city of Singapore on none other than the Original Ducktours of Singapore! Take a City Tour and catch the wonderful sight of Singapore’s enormous skyscrapers and bayview as you ride on the amphibious remodelled warcraft- ‘the Duck’, which takes you through a journey between land and water. Your tour starts from Singapore’s Historical Civic District and quickly transforms into a boating experience as you land in the waters of the Marina Bay. Throughout the hour-long journey, you will see some of Singapore’s most famous attractions like Singapore’s iconic mascot Merlion, the premier arts centre of Singapore- The Esplanade, the 280 metre long Helix bridge and many more. Titleholder of the Tourism Awards Singapore, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions among visitors.
It will take you on a voyage to discover the past, present and future of Singapore as you learn more about the city’s history and progress over the years. Hear the captivating tales from the DUCKtrainers onboard the craft while you delight at the sight unfolding before you. Rated as one of the top 10 Best Family Experiences, the DUCKtour promises a ride full of adventure and mesmerising sightseeing of Singapore.
Hop on a mesmerising city experience by grabbing the tickets to Asia’s Largest Giant Observation Wheel, the Singapore Flyer. Be amazed by the breathtaking view of Singapore’s skyline as well as the dazzling city lights when spending an evening at the flyer. The Flyer offers the visitors an out-of-world experience by showing them the aerial view of the city from 165 metres above the ground. You can also visit the interactive Time Capsule to discover more about the past, present and future of Singapore. Spanning two levels of the Singapore Flyer, it will take you through a multi-sensory time-travel journey of Singapore’s culture, rich heritage and landscape.
The Marina Bay is an epitome of luxury and novelty in Singapore. It is home to some of the city’s most famous architectural marvels including the panoramic view of the Marina Bay Sands and the tropical plants of the Gardens by the Bay area. Not only that, the bay has a grand 3.5 km waterfront promenade encircling the area, perfect for a quiet resting spot to beat the summer heat. Filled with luxurious hotels, stylish restaurants and numerous shopping centres, Marina Bay is an ideal place for the perfect night out with your friends, family or companions.
Gardens by the Bay is an iconic destination of Singapore, known all over the world for its man-made structures housing a variety of flora and fauna. It has three waterfront gardens (Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central). Be amazed by the view of the Cloud Forest which houses the second-tallest waterfall. You can also see thousand-year old olive trees, giant baobabs and other exotic plants in the Flower doom. Walk amidst the SuperTree Grove which is 25 metres long, housing different plants. A horticulture paradise, Gardens by the Bay will leave you mesmerised by its beauty and structure.
Located right in the heart of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands offers a panoramic view of Singapore from 200 metres above the ground. Marina Bay Sands is a city skyscape and a luxury hotel consisting of three tapering towers and one observation deck. The SkyPark Observation deck on Marina Bay, which is also one of the largest Observation decks in the World is located on the 57th floor. It offers a bird's-eye view of the city, and of famous attractions like Gardens by the Bay. The Skypark has a infinite swimming pool, various gardens and a jogging path, providing a delightful experience to the visitors.
Enjoy the performance of an array of local and internationally-renowned musicians, only at the Esplanade. Situated along the scenic Marina Bay, it is one of Singapore’s premier arts centres,the Esplanade theatres on the Bay is an experience full of creativity, perfect for art enthusiasts. You will hear many locals fondly calling it- the ‘Durian’ as it resembles the shape of the spiky fruit. The artistic shows transcend over cultures and boundaries, featuring the western concert of The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or a Chinese play inspired by the late doyen of Singapore Chinese theatre Kuo Pao Kun.
A culmination of art, science, technology and culture, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is an attraction not to be missed. With world-class touring exhibitions and fascinating stories of art and science, it is a dream come true for any science enthusiast. The renowned exhibitions at the museum transcend over science and technology, bringing forward innovation and new ideas. The digitally interactive installations at the exhibition of ‘Future World: Where art meets science’ will immerse you in the magic of art and science. ‘The Deep’, an exhibition on deep-sea life, showcases the largest collection of abyssal creatures ever displayed in Southeast Asia.
One can definitely not miss seeing the national icon of Singapore- The Merlion, a mythical creature that is half lion and half fish. The Merlion is not just an attraction made out of stone, its symbolism goes far beyond. It combines the two elements of Singapore’s reality, the body of the fish represents the fishing community of Singapore in the past, and the lion head is the symbol of Singapura, (‘lion city’ in Sanskrit). The statue was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River in 1972 and was later relocated to Merlion park, where you can see this beautiful locale even today.
Opened in 2010, the Helix or commonly referred to as Helix Bridge is the longest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. Yet another architectural marvel of Singapore, it has a distinctive double helix structure modelled on the DNA structure which symbolises “life and continuity, renewal and growth”. The 280 metre long bridge has the capacity to hold a massive number of 16,000 people at a time. Linking the Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore, Helix Bridge complements other major developments in the area such as the Marina Bay sands and Singapore Flyer.
Located in the heart of Suntec City in Singapore, this magical fountain of wealth is symbolic of wealth and life. In 1988, The Fountain of Wealth was regarded as the largest fountain in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. It is believed that if you encircle the fountain thrice in a clockwise direction, stretching out your right hand over the water, making a silent wish, then positive “qi” energy of the water will flow your way. You will attract good luck and your wish will come true. At night, the fountain comes alive as a beautiful laser show and live song performance surrounds add to the beauty of the same.
The City hall is a national monument of Singapore located in the heart of the historic civic district. The building was completed in 1929 and was originally known as the Municipal Building. Located adjacent to the City hall, was the Supreme court of Singapore. Both these historical buildings have witnessed several significant events in the history of Singapore. However, right now, you will be unable to find the city hall as it has been merged along with the Supreme Court to give rise to the National Gallery Singapore which houses an array of artwork inside its ancient halls.
Nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Central District, the Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest malls and shopping centres. With more than 360 retail establishments across three levels and a basement, Suntec City is an exciting shopping destination for all visitors. Moreover, walk over to one of the many dining options within the mall for some delicious options and cuisines to choose from. Over 100 Food & Beverage outlets located within the mall and the charming Sky Garden offering alfresco dining offers a unique and enthralling experience to all visitors. The Suntec City is also home to the Fountain of Wealth, a Singapore attraction symbolic of wealth and life.
Are you a fan of art, culture, heritage and history? If yes, then the Asian Civilisation Museum is the ideal place for you. Located in the historic Empress Place Building, the museum narrates the story of the Asian Civilisation through its rich collection of artefacts and sculptures. Founded in 1993, the ACM explores the artistic heritage of Asia, highlighting the connection between the cultures of Asia and the world. The various galleries at the museum such as the Riverfront wing, Trade and the Exchange of Ideas Gallery and Kwek Hong Png Wing showcase different aspects of the history of Singapore.
The Singapore DUCKtours is an hour-long journey across the city which allows you to catch sight of Singapore’s enormous skyscrapers and bayview as you ride on the Original DUCKtours of Singapore. Your vehicle is an amphibious remodelled Vietnamese warcraft- ‘the Duck’, which will take you on a journey between land and water.
The DUCKtour begins from Singapore’s Historical Civic District where the Padang and Civilian War Memorial lieand quickly transforms into a boating experience as you land in the waters of the Marina Bay. It is a great way to see landmarks such as the Merlion, the Esplanade, the ArtScience Museum, and Marina Bay Sands in addition to clicking some interesting snapshots of the city.
The boarding point of the DUCKtours ride is- DUCK & HiPPO Hub at Suntec City. Unit #01-330, 3 Temasek Boulevard. 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983.
The DUCKtour operates from 10am to 6pm daily from Suntec City Mall. It departs hourly on the hour, i.e. 10am, 11am and so on.
The DUCKtour in Singapore is a 60 minutes ride which will take you through numerous sightseeing places such as the Merlion, the Esplanade, the ArtScience Museum, and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
For most of the part, no, you will not get wet on the Duck Tour experience. People who sit closer to the sea may get wet on rare occasions.
The seats for the Duck tour experience are subject to limited availability which may change from time to time. Reservations are recommended to secure a seat and avoid confusion.
There is no specific dress code that needs to be followed on the Duck boat. However, visitors are advised to wear casual clothes that are comfortable.