4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Singapore 1942 Battlefield Tour

Hear Singapore's well-researched war history explained in an exciting and insightful way! On this 3.5-hour coach tour you’ll debunk myths and slice through deceptive propaganda about the Battle of Singapore. Find out why Singapore, touted as the 'Gibraltar of the East,’ fell like a pack of cards during World War II. Highlights include Battlebox, Labrador Battery, Alexandra Hospital and Kranji War Cemetery. If you enjoy explosive action, subterfuge and intense drama, this tour is a must-do!


  • 3.5-hour Battle of Singapore tour
  • Enter Battlebox at Fort Canning Hill
  • Visit the Kranji War Cemetery, a Commonwealth War Grave commemorating war heroes
  • Drive past the Alexandra Hospital, site of the infamous massacre
  • Explore Labrador Battery, site of Fort Pasir Panjang and WWII 6-inch gun battery
  • 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

Join your guide, an expert in Singapore's rich heritage and colorful history, outside the National Museum of Singapore. Your half-day tour takes you by coach through the intense fire of battle and the fog of war that led to Singapore's fall in WWII.

See highlights such as Battlebox - British Far East Command Centre where the decision to surrender was made; Labrador Battery — the site of Fort Pasir Panjang and a 6-inch gun battery — and head to Alexandra Hospital to learn about the infamous massacre that took place there. Then, visit the Kranji War Cemetery, part of the Commonwealth War Graves that commemorate war heroes and heroines.

During your coach tour, your guide will share intricate strategies, subtle plots, great follies and explosive action from the battlefield. You’ll get acquainted with the British, Australian, Indian and Malayan defenders of Singapore, which fell in just eight days under the command of British Army officer Arthur Ernest Percival.

After you’ve uncovered the realities of the Battle of Singapore, shrouded by seductive myths and deceptive propaganda, your tour concludes at the National Museum of Singapore (near Fort Canning Park).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Very interesting and informative tour, excellent and knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Brilliant guide who knew her information extremely well. Great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Excellent and interesting tour !! ,Carol was an expert guide even went well out of her way to meet us at Little India MRT!, .We had lived in Singapore 10 years ago for a year and only ever went to Changi so this tour was great to hear about the significance of the sites of Mt Faber and Labrador Nature Reserve ,we also went to the Kranji War Memorial and it was very moving for me when we had a minutes silence that I had a lady next to me crying that had come to see a relative's resting place.

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2009

The guide had exceptional knowledge and was able to answer all questions. She was happy and obliging. We weren't rushed and were given all the time we needed. The Kranji War cemetary was very moving, and is a must see for those visiting Singapore.

Lindsay M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The tour was most informative and educational under the leadership of our guide. He was a wealth of information and very entertaining as we were taken through the various stages of the invasion of Singapore and final surrender. This tour included a visit to Kranji cemetery, the final resting place of many of the people that did not survive the occupation of the island. The information we received also cleared up many myths surrounding the invasion and final surrender. We would recommend this experience to anyone that has an interest in the history of the second world war and the fall of Singapore.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The tour was well organised and the tour guide very knowledgable. Interesting to gain an understanding of fall of Singapore. There is a lot more to Singapore than the glitzy shopping malls.

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