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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Learn about Singapore’s history and local cultures on this half-day tour to the east coast and Changi. With a guide, you’ll visit Kampong Glam, a Malay community on Singapore’s east coast where you can see what mid-20th-century life was like in a traditional dwelling known as a ‘kampung.’ Then, visit Tampines New Town for a look at local island life. At Changi Beach hear about the Sook Ching Massacre that took place here during  World War II and the effects of Japanese occupation on the local area.
  • Learn about Singapore's WWII history with a visit to Changi Beach
  • Experience traditional Malay living in Kampong Glam
  • Stop at Tampines New Town, Singapore’s largest residential area
  • Drive through Changi Village, rich with ethnic Malay cultural heritage
This historical and cultural tour of eastern Singapore introduces you to local life on the island both past and present. Begin your trip with hotel pickup, traveling by comfortable coach to Kampong Glam – named after the Gelam Tree. Once the seat of the old Malay Royalty, it still retains the charm of a bygone era and the influence of the Arab traders.
Afterward, stop at Tampines New Town. This United Nations World Habitat Award winner, with its green spaces, linked walkways, and impressive urban design, offers a fascinating insight into island life today.
Next, continue on to Changi Beach, site of the World War II Sook Ching Massacre. Listen as your guide provides information about this tragic event and how the Japanese Occupation affected the area, and visit the memorial plaque dedicated to the victims of war. 
Finally, head to the Malay community of Changi Village with your guide and experience laid-back island life. Admire the scenic beaches, ferry terminal and village hotels, and, if you wish, indulge in some of the areas street food.
Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.


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, Apr 2018

Unfortunately Changi War Museum is closed for renovations, Apparently it was announced back in January, however you do get a drive around Changi Beach. Lesson learnt by me research to make sure attractions are open.

, Feb 2018

Again trip was good but not enough time at changi museum. Guide was good.

, Dec 2017

A great tour for anyone interested in the history of Singapore. Very knowledgeable guide and I would do this tour again.

, Dec 2017

A must do to pay respects and as a reminder how luck one is now . Highly moving. Whilst you can't take photos in the museum, there's really no need as the articles and photos in the museum will stay with you forever. Allow a minimum of 1 hour. Kristna was very informative.

, Dec 2017

Excellent tour, very informative, the guide was extremely good and was full of knowledge of Singapore and the areas we visited

, Oct 2017

First class

, Oct 2017

Thanks Phillip for a great tour. Our coach picked us up from the hotel, and we received an amazing history of the lead up to and including World War II and the Japanese occupation of Singapore. We especially loved the visit to the small market square.

, Oct 2017

The tour guide was very knowledgeable but the tour was not good, we visited the chapel then a small shopping square which was a waste of time.

Think twice about twice tour !!!!

, Sep 2017

Fab tour fab country

, Aug 2017

The guide was good but the tour itself was very disappointing.

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