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, learn about the lives of POWs through exhibits in Changi Museum, pay respects to the brave heroes WWII heroes at Kranji War Memorial and be in awe of the modern developments of Singapore on a tour of Gardens by the Bay. Your tour will also bring you to Bright Hill Temple to admire the spectacular architecture and gardens and take you on a drive past Johore Battery for a view of British naval guns. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch at a local restaurant included.
- Round-island tour of Singapore with private guide
- At Kranji War Memorial, commemorate the lives of those who bravely defended Singapore in WWII
- Visit Changi Chapel and Museum and learn about the lives of former POWs held in Changi Prison
- Enjoy lunch at a local Singaporean restaurant
- Hotel pickup and drop-off and transport onboard an air-conditioned vehicle
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What You Can Expect
After you're picked up from your hotel by your private guide, proceed to Changi Chapel and Museum where you will gain an interesting insight into the lives and memories of both POWs and civilian internees who survived the Japanese occupation. Find out how the current chapel is a symbolic replica of thee original chapel found in the Changi prison.
Next, visit Singapore's Bright Hill Temple, famous for its Chinese crematorium and well-stocked turtle pond. With your guide, explore the grounds and marvel at the intricate architectural details of the structures and the beautifully landscaped gardens. Then, drive pass the Johore Battery, built by the British in 1939, and see a replicated 15-inch 'Monster Gun', one of the largest guns installed outside Great Britain during World War II.
Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on with a visit to the Kranji War Memorial. Unveiled in 1957, the memorial, overlooking the Straits of Johore, is the last resting place for many of the allied soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. It commemorates by name over 20,000 men and women of the forces who have no known grave.
Your round-island tour ends with a stop at Gardens By the Bay. With your guide, experience the development of modern Singapore as you view more than 250,000 species of rare plants and Supertrees housed within the garden. Learn about how the park was built to raise the quality of life of Singaporeans by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.