Tour code: 2984BAT
Calling history and war buffs! Learn about the Battle of Singapore, which took place over just eight days in 1942 during World War II, on this coach tour with an informative guide who explains the realities and myths of the disastrous battle in an insightful way. You’ll hear why Singapore, nicknamed the ‘Gibraltar of the East,’ fell to the Japanese so quickly as you explore historical war sites like Battlebox and Kranji War Cemetery. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour Battle of Singapore tour
  • Enter Battlebox at Fort Canning Hill
  • Visit the Kranji War Cemetery, a Commonwealth War Grave commemorating war heroes
  • Uncover battlefield myths with your expert guide!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Learn about the Battle of Singapore and the fallout from WWII from a passionate guide who makes this tour a particularly insightful and moving experience.

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What You Can Expect

Singapore 1942 Battlefield Tour

Battle of Singapore Tour with Kranji War Memorial

Your historical tour starts at the National Museum of Singapore, near Fort Canning Park, where you’ll meet your guide out front.

Highly knowledgeable about Singapore’s fascinating history, your guide will provide commentary about the Battle of Singapore, when the Japanese invaded Singapore in February 1942 during WWII. Listen to stories of strategy and intense fighting; learn about the various troops who fought on the side of Singapore—Australian, British, Indian and Malayan; and hear how Singapore was defeated in only eight days under the command of British officer Arthur Ernest Percival.

As you tour the city by coach, see landmarks like Battlebox, the British Far East Command Centre where the decision was made to surrender to the Japanese. Then visit Kranji War Cemetery, which is part of the Commonwealth War Graves that honor heroes and heroines of war.

After this enlightening experience of debunking some of the myths that surround the Battle of Singapore, your tour ends with return to the National Museum. 

Customer Reviews

Jenny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Nancy was an excellent guide and this tour is a very worthwhile experience. Thank you for helping me understand not only Australia's involvement in the Battle of Singapore but also the other Allied forces involved and that of the Singapore people. The tour of the Battle Box the underground command centre constructed under Fort Canning was very good, followed by the comfortable bus trip to Kranji War Memorial. We had been there the day before for the Anzac Day Dawn Service but seeing the memorial again at a quieter time with a smaller group gave us more time to walk amongst the graves and reflect upon reading the headstones with the added advantage of being able to ask questions of Nancy. This tour is the perfect compliment to the Changi WW2 War Trail and Museum Tour, so I recommend both tours if you are in Singapore long enough.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour. A must for history buffs.

Barbie Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide, Helena, was so knowledgeable and presented everything in an interesting way. My 12 year old grand-daughter enjoyed the tour too.

Judy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to teach us lots about Singapore's history during the war. The Kranji War Memorial is a very moving place to visit. Highly recommend it as a way to give honor to those who died in the war.

William E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Most informative. We were fortunate to have had Winna as our guide. Highly recommend.

Cheryl G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was fantastic. Every site was very interesting. Cemetery was amazing, touching and very moving. I'm pleased to have learnt more about Singapore's history. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Kay T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Very interesting and informative tour, excellent and knowledgeable guide.

plawrence19671979

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Something that moved me to tears.....A well organised tour.

Fiona T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Brilliant guide who knew her information extremely well. Great tour

Noel H T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

Excellent tour - Helena was most knowledgable on the subject. Well paced.

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