Tour code: 3695RITP
Learn about Singapore’s World War II history and visit the island’s top attractions on this full-day, private tour with a knowledgeable guide. Hear about prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation at Changi Chapel and Museum. Discover Chinese folklore and mythology at Haw Par Villa, and visit Kranji War Memorial and Bright Hill Temple. Lunch is included on your private tour, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • 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

Private Tour: Singapore Round-Island Tour with Changi Prison, Kranji War Memorial and Bright Hill Temple

Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Meet your private guide at your hotel, where you'll enjoy a day of personalized attention as you tour Singapore. Hop aboard your coach and drive first to Henderson Waves, Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge. Take in views of Telok Blangah Hill and Mount Faber before continuing west.

Travel through the theme park of Haw Par Villa next, containing over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends and history.

Then make your way to Kranji War Memorial, which overlooks the Straits of Johore and is dedicated to the 20,000 people who lost their lives during the war.

Next, head to a local restaurant for lunch before visiting 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.

Conclude your private tour with a final stop at Changi Chapel and Museum. Learn the history and touching stories behind the lives of the POWs who were held here during World War II. You’ll also hear about the significance of the chapel, which is a replica of the original from Changi Prison.

After a full day of history and sightseeing, you will conclude at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Paul L

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Guide was very friendly and obliging. Allowed us to adapt the tour to our interests. Well worth doing!

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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