CHANGING HISTORIES TOUR
First there were heartland tours, where visitors bravely venture into Toa Payoh and Tampines, now an innovative tour agency has come up with a new tour — the Changing Histories Tour. Andre Chichak has the news.
MONTAGE OF CONSTRUCTION SITES & HERITAGE SITES
Andre Chichak (VO):
Building… building… And building more buildings. In a country that’s always changing itself, a tour agency has decided to bring visitors on a new sightseeing tour, the Changing Histories Tour. Where visitors can learn about Singapore’s changing history by admiring our historic buildings, or what’s left of them. (SHOW NATIONAL LIBRARY ROAD TUNNEL)
The agency organizing the Changing Histories Tour is Chan Sisters and their manager, Chan Ma Li, tells us more.
(TOUR GROUP LEADER AT NATIONAL LIBRARY SITE)
Chan Sisters Manager, Chan Ma Li:
So many places changing in Singapore. We just want to show visitors a little bit of our history. A little bit… See? (holds up a red brick) This used to be our National Library. Now it’s a million dollar tunnel. This (toilet tap), from the Specialist’s Shopping Centre toilet. This (satay stick) is from the Old Satay Club. We’re waiting for them to demolish the National Stadium, then we can start organizing tours there.
Andre Chichak (VO):
Another aspect of the Changing Histories Tour will bring visitors on an adventure across the changing face of Singapore, to look at places that are currently in the midst of change, namely our construction sites.
(PUNCTUATION OF HEAVY DRILLING/ACTIVITY AT CONSTRUCTION SITE)
Andre Chichak (VO): (ASSORTED VISUALS ACCORDINGLY)
Visitors can take a closer look at muscular men and hi-tech equipment like the crane, pile driver, and the ever-popular earth excavator. They will also get a full hands-on experience by helping to push wheelbarrows or mix the cement.
HOTEL OR BUILDING BEING RENOVATED
Andre Chichak (standup): (beside a toilet bowl)
Even the hotel for tourists is currently changing, under construction. And by paying an extra $100 dollars per night, visitors can build their own personalized toilet bowl. In the Changing Histories Tour, everyone can help to change Singapore. This is Andre Chichak, reporting for the Noose.