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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.


  • 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

Peter L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We attended this tour on January 18th 2017. It provided a great but sad insite into the history of Changi and the war in Singapore. Our guide Sharul was fantastic with his story telling, and commentary throughout the tour. Even though war is nothing to celebrate, it is important not to forget the impact that this war had in shaping Singapore as it is today. I am Australian, and knowing the sacrifice that many Australian soldiers made to the war in Singapore, really filling in the gaps of knowledge I had about the war. This tour is highly recommended for all, as a half day tour while you visit Singapore.

Jan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The tour was really interesting and Joanne the guide was excellent. It was very worth while

Christine A Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My Husband and I enjoyed this Walking tour on our recent visit to Singapore. We were to meet the tour guide Helena and others at a MRT station where we went on a bus to The Changi WWII War Museum. The guide was extremely informative and added a personal touch with her own family experiences and how they survived. We were driven past the Changi prison and on to sights of where some of the tragic events had happened. The Museum was amazing. Helena told us the highlights of what is on display at the Museum and then we had time to go into it in more detail at our leisure. There were many stories of the Prisoners and how they spent their time in Prison. Some people on the tour felt there was not enough time to take in all the information so they stayed on and took local transport at their own cost when they had finished. It was good to have that flexibility. As it was nearly the Chinese New Year, the guide was able to explain some of the customs that the Singapore people share at this special time. I highly recommend this tour to Adults not suitable for children.

Helen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We thought Joanne was a wonderful guide who told the Changi story from both an historical and personal side.

Patricia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Really enjoyed this trip as my uncle was a POW there. Unable to get any details about him but he did survive and there were others on the trip with relatives that were able to get information as they had not survived. The guide was very informative and we really enjoyed it.

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.

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