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Visit Changi Museum and the site of the old Changi Prison on this historical tour that focuses on the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II. With an experienced guide who provides insightful commentary about this somber period of history, you’ll learn about the prisoner-of-war camps that once stood here, see landmarks like the Johore Battery and Selarang Barracks, and visit Changi Beach.

Highlights

  • Visit Changi Village and Changi Beach - site of the Sook Ching Massacre
  • Explore Changi Museum including the Changi Chapel
  • Walk outside the Selarang Barracks, a Japanese PoW internment WWII camp
  • Johore Battery, the replica of WWII15-inch gun battery
  • Make a stop to view the remains of the Old Changi Prison

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The incredible guide paints a very clear picture of what prisoners in this WWII internment camp went through. You'll come away understanding so much more about a dark time in history.

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What You Can Expect

Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour

Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour

Your tour starts by meeting your knowledgeable guide, an expert in Singapore’s fascinating history who will share enlightening information about the country’s turbulent WWII years throughout this experience.

After the Battle of Singapore in 1942, which Singapore lost to Japanese forces, the island country spent time under the Japanese Occupation, and the Changi area was the center of much pain and suffering by prisoners of war (PoWs), mostly British and Australian, who were placed in internment camps here. With your guide, visit several sites in the area to learn more about these events, such as Johore Battery, a replica of a 15-inch gun battery, and Selarang Barracks. Explore the Changi Museum and Chapel, check out Changi Village and see Changi Beach to learn about the Sook Ching Massacre that took place here.

Your tour ends with return to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

Kathleen Kress H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

great tour. wished that it was longer.

Helen C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Starting point for this tour was from a train station about an hour out of city. I was provided with clear instructions as to how to get there when I quieried it in advance. Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable. She showed such compassion when relaying stories of prisoner treatment and gave insight into a Japanese culture at that time. Tour finished at starting point, so return into city was easy.

Carole H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A must for all to see. Very moving experience Sharoul was the best tour guide. Answered every question.. the museum is going to be closed for 2 years from February 2017 for 2 years for renovations so go before then.

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent. An interesting and moving experience. A helpful and knowledgable guide explained all one needed to know.

Maryanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide, Joo Ling was brilliant. She gave us just the right blend of historical facts and her personal and family background that made the horror of Changi prison during WWII come alive for our group of mostly Australians in a sensitive and respectful way. Arrangements were simple and seamless, the meeting point convenient, the bus clean and efficient and the places we visited were interesting and well interpreted. If you wanted to ensure the success of the restaurant at the site of the Johore Battery gun, you could easily add lunch to the tour cost - I'm sure that many of us were ready for lunch by that time.

Helen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very informative tour - we learnt lots! Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the effects of the war on her Singapore.

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a ver interesting and informative tour, quite emotional too

Rita S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you love history and ready to shed a tear as I did and with a tour guide as knowledgable as Helene you won't be disappointed!

Gillian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an outstanding tour conducted by a passionate and knowledgeable local. Thank you so much, Helena, for a moving experience.
Gillian and 3 others

Jennifer O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was awesome - probably the highlight of our trip to Singapore. Our guide was informative, friendly and he made the whole experience personal by telling us stories of how the war impacted his family. I don't have relatives who were affected by WWII in Singapore, but I was emotionally hit bit time with the stores and pictures told in the museum. Absolutely worth the investment. Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone who is remotely interested in this sort of tour.

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