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Tour of the container port(s)

by alfredpa Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 7:42 PM

My son (14) and I will be visiting Singapore for vacation in early January. Are there any tours of the container ports, or any museums related to the history and operation of the ports?

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alfredpa, USA

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    Re: Tour of the container port(s)

    by aletaj. Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    This is a good question alfredpa.
    .. generally they don't allow visitors in the container port because it is a hard hat area...
    looking forward to any information on this as well..
    Thanks.

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    by walkietalkie2012 Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    No u can't go into the port. But if u go to Singapore Yacht Club the port is practically next to it and u can see the port pretty close up..

    Another way is to take the 2-hr chinese junk cruise from Marina South Pier. They have few cruises a day. Cost is about $30 for 10am and 3pm cruises. They will pass by the port at a distance. It used to be much closer but now the distance is a bit further away now. U can buy tickets at the pier.

    There is a maritime muesum at Sentosa which is part of SEA Aquarium, never been there but I heard its pretty so-so.

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    You cpuld also visit the Maritime Museum on Sentosa Island

    sentosa.com.sg/en/attraction...

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  • Re: Tour of the container port(s)

    by alfredpa Online Now Dec 7, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    walkietalkie2012 wrote:

    No u can't go into the port. But if u go to Singapore Yacht Club the port is practically next to it and u can see the port pretty close up..

    Another way is to take the 2-hr chinese junk cruise from Marina South Pier. They have few cruises a day. Cost is about $30 for 10am and 3pm cruises. They will pass by the port at a distance. It used to be much closer but now the distance is a bit further away now. U can buy tickets at the pier.

    There is a maritime muesum at Sentosa which is part of SEA Aquarium, never been there but I heard its pretty so-so.

     

    Thanks, I will follow your advice and take the Chinese Junk Cruise. I'll let this thread know how it went!

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    by walkietalkie2012 Online Now Dec 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Another option is to take a cable car ride from Mount Faber to Sentosa. Its a pretty short ride but u can have the birds eye views of the harbour and part of the port.

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