Explore more in depth details about Singapore on these heritage tours

Here's a history lesson from five NParks trails in the city, from the Ancient History Trail in Fort Canning Park to the Pioneers Trail in Ann Siang Hill Park.

Some of the Civic District's trees, such as the angsana and rain tree, are to get greater recognition as part of a 3km-long Civic District Tree Trail to be launched by the National Parks Board (NParks) on May 1. They have been awarded Heritage Tree status, under the Heritage Tree Scheme, which identifies mature and historically significant trees.

The Civic District Tree Trail will include monthly guided walks and markers at all 20 stops along the route, which starts at the entrance of the Istana (above) and ends at the Raffles' Landing Site. Visitors can choose between a guided tour or explore the Civic District Tree Trail on their own, with the help of a brochure created by NParks. 

More details of the guided tours and the downloadable DIY trail e-guide are available on the NParks website.