For Telok Ayer, we've planned a 90-minute walkshop - consisting of a 45-minute architecture crash course followed by 45-minutes of hands-on exploration.  With the theme of “Dream a little green”, we invite participants to step into the shoes of immigrants, architects, office workers who have lived, worked, played and prayed in the neighbourhood. From 21st century skyscrapers to some of the oldest buildings in Singapore, there will be secrets to discover and stories to share.

What makes a building 'green'? Why is the shophouse considered a South East Asian building? How do we keep old buildings alive beyond being a shell? Will there still be parking spaces in the Central Business District in 10 years time?  Find your answers on this tour.

If you take architecture seriously, it’s quite formidable
— Chan Sau Yan Sonny

We're diving into these spaces new and old: 

  • A skyscraper inspired by a bamboo grove: Tokio Marine Centre Singapore
  • A skyscraper topped by a "Sky Forest": CapitaGreen
  • The silent witness to the changing neighbourhood: Lau Pa Sat
  • Conserved shophouses: Chung Hwa Free Clinic, Far East Square
  • Neighourhood anchors: Thian Hock Kheng temple

We're casual and beginner friendly:

  • Prior knowledge of architecture is not required - we explain everything from the basics
  • We always start our tour with a friendly group introduction. Come make some new friends!
  • The group size is limited to around 8, to ensure quality interaction
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Accessibility and route:

  • The route is generally flat, wide and straight
  • The session starts on Telok Ayer Street and ends at Raffles Place MRT