Open My Factory: Eng Hup Shipping Bee Sin Shipyard


Boasting a vibrant maritime industry, Singapore is home to many world-class shipyards with operations that run 24/7. How much do you know about our shipbuilding and repairing industry? Find out more in this exclusive tour of Bee Sin Shipyard.

Upcoming Event/s:

Open My Factory: Eng Hup Shipping | Bee Sin Shipyard

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2nd Saturday of the month
10am to 12pm
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Please meet at Taxi/Bus Drop-Off Point of Dover MRT Station (near Exit A Street Level). A bus will ferry participants to and fro the site.

TICKET PRICE (excluding Eventbrite service fee): $20

What you will see

Eng Hup Shipping | Bee Sin Shipyard is opening its visually-stunning facilities to the public for the very first time. Now in its second-generation, this family business has been supplying and repairing vessels for many of Singapore’s national projects – anywhere from oil rigging and land reclamation, to safely ferrying our recruits to and fro Pulau Tekong. Learn how different vessels are docked, assessed and repaired, and speak with engineers and captains about their love for (and struggles in) the maritime industry.

Who you will meet

Meet Tan Alvin, a shipyard manager who has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the maritime industry. Alvin claims to be a very “mechanical” guy – he grew up building plastic model vehicles; he even names his children after cars! But his thinking is far from mechanical. Having formerly worked on vessels (some as big as football fields) traversing the Pacific Ocean, he is well-trained to think on his feet and react to any problems. The boat waits for no one, he shares. Work as an engineer is a 24/7 job. He later made a decision to work in shipyards, and it was there that he learned a range of skills from handling electrical systems and installing cranes, to even transforming fishing trawlers into chalets! The industry is rapidly changing, and Alvin is excited for the next step in sustainability – the electrification of vessels. He enjoys being out and about – solving problems and learning new things each day.


More Details

Who should come?

  • Participants must be 13 years old and above to participate in this tour.
  • This tour involves some climbing of ladders and staircases and may not be suitable for participants with mobility issues.


  • Participants are required to wear covered shoes. Participants may be denied entry if they do not come in covered shoes.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably for the tour.
  • Participants are expected to don on helmets and inflatable life vests for the tour.

What to bring:

  • Participants should bring along a mask, an umbrella, hand sanitiser, insect repellent, and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) as radio guides will be used for the tour.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

Please note that:

  • Parking is not available at the shipyard. Kindly park your car near Dover MRT Station.
  • Photography is allowed at the premises.
  • Participants must don on helmets and inflatable life vests when touring the shipyard.
  • Participants should stay with the group at all times, and are not allowed to wander off alone.
  • As maintenance work and washing is being conducted during the tour, participants should keep a distance to avoid injury.
  • The tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • The event is not wheel-chair friendly.

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