Meet our Communities-the Jewish history of Singapore/June 6
Join us on a wonderful journey to discover the fascinating story and rich heritage of Singapore's Jewish community.
Our tour will bring you through some iconic jewish buildings and sites with Jewish connections.
The highlights of the tour will include:
- 2 beautiful synagogues that are seldom seen: the newly restored and sumptuous Chesed-El synagogue in Oxley Rise and the oldest synagogue in South East Asia, the Maghain Abboth in Waterloo Street
- the Mahalah old Jewish quarter with its iconic buildings
- last but not least, an exclusive visit to the grounds of Eden Hall, an iconic building currently the British High Commissioner’s home but originally designed for Jewish merchant & hotelier Eziekel Manaesseh.
During the tour, you will gain insights into this close-knit community, and learn about the heartwarming and heartbreaking tales of the local Jewry.
You will also get to know several colourful and prominent Jewish characters from the past and learn their contribution to Singapore’s development.
The tour will be partly by bus and partly walking.