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

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

Learn about Singapore’s World War II history and visit one of the city’s top modern attractions on this day tour of the island with an informative guide. At Changi Chapel and Museum, you’ll hear about the prisoners of war who were held captive in Singapore after the Japanese invasion. Visit Kranji War Memorial and Bright Hill Temple before ending the day at Gardens by the Bay, a stunning collection of flowers and tropical plants that sits next to the glitzy Marina Bay Sands resort. Lunch is included. 

Highlights

  • Round-island tour of Singapore with expert guide
  • Insights provided by a knowledgeable licensed guide
  • Pay respects to the brave WWII heroes at Kranji War Memorial
  • Explore Changi Chapel and Museum to learn about the lives of POWs imprisoned in Changi
  • Enjoy lunch at a local Singaporean restaurant
  • View over 250,000 species of rare plants in Gardens by the Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and scenic drive by air-conditioned vehicle

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What You Can Expect

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

WW2 War Memorial, Singapore

Your day tour of Singapore starts with hotel pickup for the drive to your first stop, Changi Chapel and Museum. With your guide, explore the exhibits here to learn facts and touching stories about the lives of the POWs who were imprisoned here during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II.

Next, head to 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 returning to your tour vehicle to drive past Johore Battery, a replication of a 15-inch (38-cm) ‘monster gun’ built by the British in 1939; it was one of the largest guns mounted outside of Britain during WWII.

Continue to a local restaurant for lunch, and then visit the 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.

Finally, head to Gardens by the Bay, one of Singapore’s loveliest attractions, which enjoys a prime location on the edge of Marina Bay, next to Marina Bay Sands resort and casino. This modern garden complex boasts more than 250,000 types of plants, as well as the unique Supertrees, vertical gardens that tower over 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

Joyce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a fantastic tour and well worth the money. The lady who did the commentary was wonderful. Her knowledge of Singapore was comprehensive. She spoke clearly and slowly so that she could be understood. Each time we made a stop we were given plenty of time to look around. The Kranji war memorial was moving Although we could not go into Changi Prison itself, we were able to look around Changi Chapel and Museum. This was very interesting. We were given the opportunity to stay at the Gardens by the Bay or return to our hotel. Lunch was provided at a local Chinese restaurant on the coast facing Malaysia. It was delicious. We would recommend this tour.

John Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent guide lunch was very good and setting lovely only adverse comment is that it would have been nice to have had longer at the gardens on the bay but we were given the option of staying on and making our own way back to hotel overall good value for money and transfers worked well

Stephen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic day filled with history, information and reflection. Great way to find out some of Singapore's war history and to see around this amazing island.

Corney L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour with great guide. Very informative. We learned so much about many aspects of Singapore, a place like no other! The Changi Prison and Museum is amazing. Note that Gardens by the Bay is only a stop - not admission.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome experience. Highly recommend

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide was just super. He knew his subject and made the tour.

Kirsten L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very, very good

Jennifer E. S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Phillip was excellent as a guide. A great way to see the Island of Singapore.

Robert R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent guide, first rate lunch in a Chinese restaurant in an old colonial park setting and a comprehensive and varied full day tour

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic guide, Maggie, was a fountain of knowledge about everything from politics to housing! Very interesting lady. The tour was vary good. First visit was to a monastery where an actual cremation was taking place in the crematorium below. We learned about burial and death customs for the different religions and nationalities that make Singapore their home. The Kranji war museum was interesting as was Changi museum. Lunch was excellent and well worth the money. We ran out of time at Gardens by the Bay so we didn't get to enjoy this part of the tour for more than 30 minutes due to tardy people on the bus. A great tour, worth doing.

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