Celebrate the city-state’s bicentennial with a 3km-long walk through its historic centre. 2019 marked 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles founded the island and to commemorate the milestone, the walk was created with two routes. One winds along the Singapore River, across Fort Canning Hill (pictured), while the other meanders through the colourful streets of Kampong Glam.
Along the way, you will hear tales of 13th century Sumatran kings, discover a war-time bunker, and find out more about the rise and fall of Temenggong (the Prince of Pirates).
There are six Frasers Hospitality properties in Singapore, all of which are extremely convenient to embark on a walking tour from. Fraser Suites Singapore, Fraser Place Robertson Walk and Capri by Fraser, China Square / Singapore are in the Civic District with its historic buildings, memorials and parks, as well as the vibrant Singapore River and heritage area of Chinatown.
Fraser Residence Singapore and Fraser Residence Orchard are next to Orchard Road, with all the attractions that Singapore’s famous shopping street has to offer, as well as easy access to the CBD or central business district.
Another business district is Changi Business Park, where Capri by Fraser, Changi City / Singapore is located – next to Singapore Expo MRT and minutes away from Changi Airport.
Go on a pilgrimage in Japan
Just like Spain’s Camino Way, Japan also has its own spiritual trail. Trek along a self-guided walking tour on the Kumano Kodo trail in Wakayama prefecture in central Japan. This UNESCO pilgrimage route treks through the Kii Mountains and past important Shinto and Buddhist shrines.
For over a thousand years, Japanese from every strata of society, including the Kyoto and Nara emperors, would go on this spiritual retreat, purifying themselves along the way in the waters of the region’s hot springs. If you’d rather not soak, then refresh yourself with the spray from the country’s tallest waterfall at Nachisan temple.
Looking for more options? Travelling to Saiho-ji Temple (or Koke-dera) in Kyoto could very well be a pilgrimage in itself. A snail mail submitted two months ahead of your trip is a must to secure an entry pass into one of the world’s most unforgettable gardens. Inside, guests start their journey with a calming Buddhist practice of chanting and copying scripture before exploring the rest of the moss-covered garden.
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