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Singapore WWII Monuments

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 103 Reviews | Add your review

Singapore is a treasure trove of World War II sites and memorials, a poignant testament to the harship and cost of war. The 'Gibraltar of the East,' Singapore fell to the Japanese on February 15, 1942 in the largest surrender of British-led forces in history. The Japanese occupation ended in September 1945, when the Japanese surrendered to the Allies on the steps of  City Hall. 

Intricate strategies, subtle plots, great follies, explosive action – be guided by experts in Singapore's rich heritage and colorful history, through the intense fire of battle that led to Singapore's fall in WWII. Mount Faber offers a stunning view of the port and city to appreciate the strategic nature of the former command post. Labrador Park, the site of Fort Pasir Panjang was one of nine sites where British forces set up their defence of Singapore. Kranji War Memorial near Johore Causeway is where the main thrust of the Japanese invasion forces landed. The infamous massacre at Alexandra Hospital took place on 14 February 1942.

Now an idyllic seaside spot, Changi was once the site of many prisoner-of-war camps during the Japanese Occupation and has gone down in history as a place of pain, torture and human suffering. The Changi WWII trail commemorates the fight of brave men and women during battle and in internment. Changi Prison Chapel is a replica of the Chapel built by POW's who were held there. Next to it the Changi Prison Museum has an excellent collection of drawing, sketches and photographs depicting life inside Changi Prison during the war. Sook Ching Memorial Monument at Hong Lim Park is where the feared Japanese secret police rounded up Chinese males before their massacre. Visit Selarang Barracks Japanese PoW internment WWII camp, Johore Battery, Changi Village, Changi Beach and view the remains of Old Changi Prison.


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Singapore Round-Island Tour with Changi Prison, Kranji War Memorial and Gardens by the Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 246 Reviews

Retrace Singapore's WWII history with this round-island tour that will take you to Changi Chapel and Museum and Kranji War Memorial. Explore both sites with ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.85

Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Reviews

This is the gripping tale of brave men and women who fought and were interned during the Japanese Occupation in World War II. This motorcoach tour takes you ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.73

Private Changi Chapel and Museum Tour from Singapore

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Take a private tour of Changi Chapel and Museum, and witness World War II history in Changi Village – an ethnic Malay enclave on Singapore’s east coast. With a ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3.5 hours

From USD $46.27

Changi Chapel and Museum Half-Day Tour from Singapore

4 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

Visit Changi Chapel and Museum with a professional guide in Changi Village, an ethnic Malay community of Singapore. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.89

Private Tour: Singapore Round-Island Tour with Changi Prison, Kranji War Memorial and Gardens by the Bay

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a private round-island tour of Singapore that will give you an interesting insight into life and history outside the city center. With your expert guide, ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.68

Singapore 1942 Battlefield Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Hear Singapore's well-researched war history explained in an exciting and insightful way! On this 3.5-hour coach tour you’ll debunk myths and slice through ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.94

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