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Helena was very informative, learnt a lot. Have recommended to others.
Our guide, Carol, was excellent! She was passionate about the history - the commentary was balanced, extensive and interesting with not only relevance to war time Singapore but also modern Singapore.
The only down side, though no fault of the tour itself, was the absence of a visit to Changi Prison because access is not permitted and little remains other than the external wall.
Nevertheless, the tour was worth doing.
The highlight of this tour was the Changi Museum. Inside the stories, picture boards, artefacts were interesting, sad, funny.... Joo Ling was our tour guide: what a wonderful lady; knowledgeable, friendly and shared personal experiences with us. Easy to get to Pasir Ris MRT (green line). We arrived a little early and had a maccas breakfast inside shopping centre. Original chapel was relocated to Australia, so what you visit is a replica but this didn't affect my experience at all. Great history told.
The tour was very interesting and the guide Jooling was great . Her knowledge was fantastic kept up interested the whole time.It was well organised and gave you plenty of time for photos you never rushed .i would recommend this for anyone interested in the war to see what our POWs had to put up with.
Our tour gujde was knowledgable and informative. Her only difficulty was that she is yet to master the use of various types of microphone/pa systems on the bus and on foot (and they are not of sufficient quality). This meant that only those close to her could hear. Since the tour relies very heavily on the commentary, the difficulty hearing the guide was a major drawback to an otherwise very important historical tour.
Everything that was promised was delivered.
Very experienced guide.
An excellent tour. Guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Well worth doing to learn more about the situation in Singapore for locals, POWs, and soldiers.
The tour was very informative. Helena did a wonderful job of answering all of our questions and keeping us informed and entertained.
My wife and I found the tour a rewarding and sobering experience, and provided sought after information regarding Changi, its histiry, and the events surrounding the Japanese invasion and occupation. Tour guide was excellent - great knowledge/good sense of humour/mature "feel"for the subject matter. She also gave good insight into modern Singapore. Thank you very much! Highlight was the visit to the Changi museum and its shrine.
Overall i would rate the tour as ok, our guide was excellent, but disapointed not be able to view the old wall and gate in Changi prison.
This was a interesting tour. Our guide, Helena, was very knowledgeable and informative and explained much of the backgound to the Fall of Singapore and life in Changi for POWs in WW2. The chapel and museum were very moving - well laid out and gave a picture of what life was like as a POW. It was disappoining that we could not actually visit the site of the WW2 prison because that is still on the site on the present day Changi prison, but apart from that, the tour was well worth doing and gave us an insight into that period of our Australian/Singaporean history.
We very much enjoyed the tour to the Changi museum. Our guide was very passionate about her tour and gave us an insight into the times we had not thought of. The Jo Hore gun replica needs a lot of work on the site as it was overgrown. The masacare on the beach has been forgotten but showed how close the mainland is for the invasion of Singapore. The ease of getting to each site was well worth taking the tour as public transport would not be easy.
Very good guide, would have liked to see more of the prison complex.
This tour was good value for money, and provided a basis from which I can now do further travel myself. Timimg was good, and bus used was in very good order. All round good experience as guide was knowledgeable and spoke well.
Well worth doing and the tour guide we had had a very good grasp of her history facts. It is a shame some of the things you see are not the originals but all the same a good tour.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was informative and well balanced (between the sites). I'm not sure it is worthwhile going to the replica gun (particularly given what the restaurateur has done in terms of covering it up). Perhaps you could consider leaving this out and giving your tour group 20-30 minutes to themselves in the museum to read the panels and do some self-discovery?
Very emotional! Very informative! Could have had more time after at the museum.
This was very emotional for me. Our guide was very informed and professional. Thoroughly enjoyed!
The tour was well organised. The guide was knowledgable and communicated well.
A shame the old Changi Prison is still not there to see - tour guide very knowledgable