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

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

Outside the city center, learn about Singapore’s World War II history and visit one of the island’s top modern attractions on this private tour with a knowledgeable guide. At Changi Chapel and Museum, you’ll hear about prisoners of war who were held captive during the Japanese occupation. Visit Kranji War Memorial and Bright Hill Temple, see the Johore Battery, and explore Gardens by the Bay, a stunning collection of exotic plants near the glitzy Marina Bay Sands resort. Lunch is included; when booking, select the option that corresponds to your hotel location. 


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

Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Your private Singapore island tour starts with hotel pickup for the drive to Changi Chapel and Museum. With your guide, learn interesting facts and touching stories about the lives of the POWs who were imprisoned here after the Japanese invasion of Singapore during World War II. You’ll also hear about the significance of the chapel, which is a replica of the original one from Changi Prison.

Then visit Bright Hill Temple, known for its turtle pond and Chinese crematorium. Walk around the grounds with your guide to admire the temple’s detailed architecture and landscaped gardens before driving past the 1939 Johore Battery to see a replication of a 15-inch (38-cm) ‘monster gun,’ one of the largest guns mounted outside of Britain during WWII.

Next, head to a local restaurant for lunch, and then make your way to Kranji War Memorial, which overlooks the Straits of Johore and is dedicated by name to more than 20,000 people who lost their lives during the war.

You’ll finish up at Gardens by the Bay, one of Singapore’s most popular recent attractions, which enjoys a prime location on the edge of Marina Bay, next to Marina Bay Sands resort and casino. This modern garden complex houses more than 250,000 types of plants, as well as the unique Supertrees, vertical gardens that tower above the landscape. Hear from your guide how the gardens were created as part of Singapore’s effort to increase the amount of green space and vegetation in the city. Your tour then ends with hotel drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

Colin B New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended November 2008

We had a great time. The guide was very knowledgeable, and we learnt a lot about Singapore. We would definitely recommend doing this trip.

Carolyn C New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended November 2008

Good trip to get an overview of the island. Morning stops didn't quite fill the morning, so guide added a stop at a hydroponic farm, which we really enjoyed try the lettuce juice! However, the lunch, in a room full of tourists, was only average, which considering the usually amazing food in Singapore is a crime. Warning - if you're not interested in Singapore's involvement in WWII this may not be the tour for you. The morning has a stop in a military cometary and the afternoon has a lengthy stop at Changi Chapel and Museum.
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