Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 - Diaspora: Armenians and Jews in Singapore


In 19th-century Singapore, a small number of Armenian and Jewish traders and merchants settled here and set up places of worship. This tour through the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, the oldest Christian church in Singapore, and the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Southeast Asia, provide insights on these two communities who thrived through enterprise and hard work. Learn more about prominent Armenians and Jews in Singapore such as the Sarkies brothers (the Armenian founders of Raffles Hotel) and David Marshall (Singapore’s first Chief Minister, who was Jewish).

Monuments covered: Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Maghain Aboth Synagogue

Starting point: Main entrance to Armenian Church

Ending point: Maghain Aboth Synagogue

This tour is part of Singapore Heritage Festival 2019. Click here to find out more.

Each person can purchase a maximum of two tickets per category (two adults and two senior citizens/students). Please note that all attendees are required to provide their full name and NRIC/passport number for entrance into the synagogue.

  • Participants should arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.
  • Please present your electronic or printed ticket(s) in order to join this tour. Walk-in registrations will not be entertained.
  • In the unlikely event where you cannot locate the tour group or guide by the starting time, please have your phone on standby for the tour guide to contact you for further instructions.

  • By agreeing to join the tour, each participant shall be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to carelessness of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.
  • The tour will start on time and participants who are late may not be able to get on the tour.
  • "Student" refers to any student currently enrolled in locally-based institutions.
  • "Senior citizen" refers to any person whose age is 60 years and above.
  • Random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry. Please bring along a proof of eligibility for the discounted tickets.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.
  • Tickets not required for children aged 6 and below.
  • We do not accept cash payment.
  • No refund/exchange of tickets is allowed under any circumstance except for tour cancellation.

Tour Cancellation:
  • The tour will proceed in the event of wet weather and participants are advised to each prepare an umbrella or a raincoat in case.
  • The tour may be partly or totally cancelled due to inclement weather (e.g. - unhealthy haze conditions, thunderstorms) or due to other unforeseen circumstances affecting the tour.
  • In the event of tour cancellation, participants will be informed via email (a few days before the tour) and SMS (2 hours before the tour)
  • Participants will receive full refund in case of tour cancellation via Peatix.

If you have other enquiries, please email NHB_NationalMonuments@nhb.gov.sg

Sun Mar 17, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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