Singapore History Tour
Riverbanks and Bridges
Singapore from a Rooftop
Growing up in Czechoslovakia, Pavla set out to discover the world as soon as the Berlin wall collapsed, and at 22 she came to Singapore to study Mandarin. Her years living, studying and working in different countries plus her 2 “Third culture” children born to her and her Swiss / French husband, have given her a broad understanding and appreciation for diversity. After learning the art of tour guiding as a volunteer guide in the National Museum of Singapore and Malay Heritage Centre, Pavla chose to be a professional tour guide to share her passion for her Little Red Dot island of a home. With an interest in history, culture, architecture and languages, she loves connecting the cultural dots. Pavla’s caring and positive attitude ensures she easily relates to people with different backgrounds and walks of life.
Catalina has lived half her life in Singapore and half overseas, although has her heart in Singapore. She gained a Masters in Economics and is fluent in English, French, Cantonese and speaks good mandarin. She is a competent docent both indoor (she guides in 4 different museums including the new National Gallery of Singapore Asian Civilisation Museum and Natural History Museum) and outdoor (Pulau Ubin is a special place for her). She is the consummate host that will go the extra length, trawling far and wide for interesting anecdotes. Her deep research in the fields of heritage, culture and food enables a versatile approach. A keen cook herself, she enjoys living in the foodie haven that is Singapore and showing clients anything from street food to the Michelin-starred restaurants.
Tim Clark has lived in Singapore and South East Asia for 35 years. His career in advertising began in London and took him to New York, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Singapore, where as Regional Creative Director he produced advertising for every country in the region from India to Japan. He then turned to education, teaching Art History and Creative Writing as Module Chair at Republic Polytechnic followed by eight years as Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Technological University where he continues to lecture part time in Marketing Communication. This part-time role frees him to pursue his passion for art and antiquity, lecturing, mentoring and guiding at Singapore’s major museums. He is also a keen sailor, birder, hiker and happy wanderer. Tim has a BA Hons degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Communication Management.
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