The Fullerton Monument Tour is a free tour conducted by Singapore Tourism Board-accredited heritage guides. This one-hour tour gives you a glimpse of Singapore’s history.
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A guide armed with speakers, file and tablet will meet you at the meeting point which is The Fullerton Hotel’s concierge.
The Fullerton Monument Tour starts at The Fullerton Hotel which was known as the Fullerton Building back then. Commissioned as part of British colonial centennial celebrations, the magnificent Fullerton Building was designed in Neo-classical style and completed in 1928.
The Fullerton Building famously hosted the General Post Office. This post office was known as “Most Important Post Office in the East”.
You can send a postcard from the two red pillar post boxes in the Fullerton Heritage Gallery and Post Bar. Yes, they are functioning post boxes! Your post card will be stamped with a special postmark.
The British called The Fullerton Hotel “Mile Zero”. All roads in Singapore used to stem from here and this was the point from which all distances were measured. In May 2014, artist Akai Chew found the last milestone marker (which was used to mark distances) in Geylang.
You will also be brought up to the famous Fullerton Lighthouse which has since been renovated and is now known as The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar. You will get a sweeping 360 degree view of Singapore from here. Your guide will point out The Fullerton Waterboat House, The Merlion, Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Landing Point, The Fullerton Pavilion, Customs House and their significance in Singapore’s history.
The tour ends at the lobby of The Fullerton Hotel where you are treated to a complimentary kaya toast set, the typical Singaporean breakfast.
If you don’t have the time to join this tour, you can do a self-guided tour. You can get a copy of The Fullerton Heritage Trail Brochure from The Fullerton Heritage Gallery located in The Fullerton Hotel or view The Fullerton Heritage Trail Map online.