Tour code: 3695HC
Learn about Singapore’s World War II history and local cultures on this tour to Changi Chapel and Museum. With a guide, you’ll visit Changi Village, a Malay community on Singapore’s east coast where you can see what mid-20th-century life was like in a traditional dwelling known as a ‘kampung.’ Hear about prisoners of war in Singapore during the Japanese occupation, and see museum exhibits of artifacts. You’ll also visit Tampines New Town for a look at local island life. 

Highlights

  • Changi Chapel and Museum half-day tour
  • Visit Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to Singapore's history during WWII
  • Drive through Changi Village, rich with ethnic Malay cultural heritage
  • Uncover a collection of paintings, photos and personal artifacts donated by former POWs
  • Stop at Tampines New Town, Singapore’s largest residential area
  • Hear fascinating anecdotes from your professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Singapore included

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What You Can Expect

Changi Chapel and Museum Half-Day Tour from Singapore

Changi Chapel and Museum, Singapore

This historical and cultural tour of eastern Singapore introduces you to local life on the island both past and present. Begin your trip with hotel pickup, traveling by comfortable coach to Kampong Glam – named after the Gelam Tree which grew in abundance in the 1800s. Once the seat of the old Malay Royalty, it still retains the charm of a bygone era and the influence of the Arab traders.

Afterward, head with your guide to the Malay community of Changi Village. When you arrive at Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to the World War II history of this part of Singapore, explore the site to learn about what life was like here before the war and how it changed after the Battle of Singapore and subsequent Japanese occupation.

Browse displays of personal belongings, tools and other artifacts used by prisoners of war, and hear stories about the strength and resilience of the community during this hard time. Then drive through Changi Village to observe daily life in the area today before stopping at Tampines New Town, where you’ll see a wet market, housing blocks and a coffee shop to gain another sense of local life in Singapore.

Then, hop on the MRT public transport like a local. Travel above ground and through scenic parts of Singapore’s heartland before concluding your trip with hotel drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

COLYN S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

good guide and excellent commentary and time at Changi Chapel

Chris B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excelent tour

sandra t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

we didn't go to this one as we had just arrived and didn't wake up until late

catherine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very informative and a great introduction to Changi and Singapore in the war years. Well worth the visit.

S A L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very moving to see the chapel and the pictures in the museum.

Jayne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Guide very informative and easy to understand. Good value. Changi Chapel and Museum very interesting.

Barbara L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

very informative.

Gail B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a very interesting tour and again the guide was amazing. He shared with us so much information about everyday living in Singapore.

Rebecca R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great tour with the guide very knowledgable.

dileeshus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

There was a lot of waiting around before the tour actually started, but once we got going, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about Changi specifically and Singapore generally. Changi itself was excellent… a very well laid out museum, and gave enough information without being either too overwhelming or too superficial. The stop at the Tampines (a suburb in Singapore) and the visit to the Malay quarter were interesting. A must see while in Singapore.

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