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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Visit Changi Chapel 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 more!
  • Visit key World War II sites in Singapore and learn about their history
  • Visit Changi Chapel and explore Johore Battery, with its replica WWII 15-inch gun
  • Visit Changi Beach, site of the Sook Ching massacre
  • Take in the solemn sights of Kranji War Cemetery and visit the Cenotaph

Why Travelers Choose 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.

Commemorate the fight of brave men and women during World War II in Malaya and Singapore, and the trials and tribulations of their subsequent internment. Turn back the clock in Changi, once the site of many prisoner-of-war camps during the Japanese Occupation, the nexus of much pain and suffering, where life lay on a knife's edge. It is said that more Australian PoWs perished from incarceration than in battle itself.

Then, take in the solemn sights of Kranji War Cemetery, the final resting place of thousands who perished in Malaya and Singapore. Hear their stories of bravery and commitment, and be inspired by the power of the human spirit. Finally, contemplate the Cenotaph, a war memorial which is an oasis of peace amidst the bustle of the Central Business District. See the battle scars of history frozen in time even as the city-state races into the 21st century.

Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Would really recommend this Tour to anyone who is interested in the history of WW2 in this area.We had an excellent guide who met us at the MRT station and then took us around to the various sites of WW2 by coach ,even supplying refreshments to us on a short break at Changi beach.Krangi war cemetery is very moving, as is Changi chapel.The tour ends at the Cenotaph near to Clarke Quay which is quite handy if you want to eat on the Quayside.Our guide was excellent ,explaining what happened at every place we stopped off at and was very knowledgeable. An extremely good tour,thank you.

E
, Sep 2018

The Changi museum is closed for renovations, so there is not a lot to see on the tour outside the chapel and war cemetery. However, this was mitigated by an excellent guide whose knowledge and storytelling brought the history to life.

m
, Aug 2018

what a brilliant well organised tour. Our tour guide Carol was so passionate about the history it was contagious!! We learnt so much and visited the key sites. Highly recommend,

d
, Jun 2018

Wonderful tour. Wina our tour guide was fantastic. Only 4 of us on tour, so very personalised, Wina was happy to discuss anything tour related or Singapore in general. I found the tour quite emotional and an excellent insight into WWII from a Singapore perspective. The Chapel and Kranji Cemetry were the highlights to me personally. I loved hearing about highlighted individuals as this gave the tour much more of a personal touch. Highly recommend to anyone with an interest in history or WWII

l
, Jun 2018

Very little 'original' war remains to be seen. Prion not available for viewing

S
, May 2018

A must do tour . Although the Changi Museum was closed for renovations the tour took us to Kranji War Memorial as well as the other scheduled stops along the way. We were 8 Australians on our tour and our guide Carol Dragon was brilliant and able to tailor the history from an Australian perspective. She was wonderful - clear and very fluent and understandable, well read and passionate about her country and it's history. She was human and emotional and I especially liked the respectful minute's silence at the Cenotaph.

L
, Apr 2018

Highly recommend this tour ! We were met at the Pasir RIs MRT station by the tour guides who both spoke English very well. Tour is very comfortable with limited walking, so it's good for the young and old. Tour takes place on an air conditioned coach - allow 4 hours for full tour. We had 2 teenagers with us 13 and 15 who enjoyed seeing Changi and learning more about the history of WWII in Singapore. Our tour guide Carol was excellent with a depth of knowledge of the WWII history and a passion for sharing and preserving the information. This is definitely one of the best tours we did in Singapore.

D
, Apr 2018

Apparently this was the first tour since the closing of the Museum for redevelopment and therefore the first to review.

Our tour guide Carol was wonderful and obviously really has a passion for her job which came across in adundance.
The tour itself is very interesting and Carol keeps us informed every step of the way with stories and antidotes which are very welcome and informative, giving us a perspective that perhaps we hadnt considered before.

This is a really informative tour if you are interested in WW2 history in this region and would definitely recommend, especially if you get Carol as your guide. She deserves 5 stars to herself

J
, Apr 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. It was just about the right length of time and nothing dragged as our guides commentary continued between sites and she was also able to explain what happened in a factual way but at the same time giving you a tug on your emotions.

I would recommend this tour.

S
, Apr 2018

For a local, it was an eye-opener. The guide was very good. Highly recommend!


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