This is the second book in the Hike It! series of walking guides, which is supported under the National Heritage Board’s Heritage Industry Incentive Programme.
Featuring beautiful illustrations, and written in the form of an explorer’s journal, the Hike It! series will appeal to Singaporeans, tourists and expatriates alike and will be the perfect gift for families, the young and the young-at-heart. The walking trails in the Hike It! series have been carefully designed so that readers can experience the historical and cultural aspects of Singapore while having a great time.
This second book features the Singapore River area. The recommended walks in the book will take readers through and describe in very absorbing details places such as The Old Parliament Building, the Asian Civilisation Museum, Clarke Quay, Lim Bo Seng Memorial and lots more.
The first book in the series, Hike It! Bras Basah & Waterloo, was published in August 2009 (more on the book here, and about the book launch here), and received praise from many reviewers:
Packed with interesting facts and activities, it is a great way to experience and learn more about Singapore’s history and heritage. Fun and educational!- Simply Her
Here’s a cool little walking guide...Have fun walking, bonding and gaining a better insight of our country at the same time!- Singapore’s Child
Combine reading with activity via this guide’s treks of Bras Basah and Waterloo and write-ups on monuments. For parents and kids looking for shared activities to do.- The Sunday Times
Author Chan Chi Ling is a very talented young writer, with her own blog at: chilly-chanchilla.blogspot.com
We are confident that this second book will receive similar praise and be an attractive resource for anyone interested in Singapore’s heritage.