Panoramic views & rich history through an exclusive tour of Raffles Lighthouse

by Christabel Tan

If you’re constantly on the lookout for things to do and are open to learning more about Singapore’s rich maritime? Now you can do so with a tour to the iconic Raffles Lighthouse. Constructed in 1855, it is the second-oldest lighthouse steeped in over 167 years of heritage. Situated on Pulau Satumu, it helps to guide and navigate ships sailing the Singapore Strait.

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Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), these guided tours will start from the Singapore Maritime Gallery at Marina South Pier. Participants will then get to embark on a 75-minute ferry ride to Pulau Satumu, taking in the sights and history of the southern islands including Kusu Island, St John’s Island, and Pulau Semakau along the way.

Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Once the ferry disembarks at the lighthouse, you’ll get to climb a flight of 88 steps leading to the summit and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the open sea. It’s the perfect time to whip out your phones and cameras.

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Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Tours are only held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Standard tickets are priced at S$58.85 per participant (exclusive of platform fees), and those with a valid student pass issued by a Singapore-based institution will qualify for a subsidised student rate of S$32.10++. Tickets will be released for sale at 8am on the 1st of every month for tours taking place the following month, so you’re better off making plans in advance.

Photo: CK Photography

Do note that participants have to be 18 years and older. Book your tickets here.

Raffles Lighthouse Tours
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đź“Ť Meeting point: Singapore Maritime Gallery, 31 Marina Coastal Dr, Level 2, Singapore 018988
🕒 12pm–5pm

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