Singapore 1942 Battlefield Tour

activities / History & culture

Review score

4.5/5

Singapore 1942 Battlefield Tour information and booking

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$46
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Battlebox Visitor Centre (Fort Canning Hill)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Hear Singapore's well-researched war history explained in an exciting and insightful way! On this 3.5-hour coach tour you’ll debunk myths and slice through deceptive propaganda about the Battle of Singapore. Find out why Singapore, touted as the 'Gibraltar of the East,’ fell like a pack of cards during World War II. Highlights include Battlebox and Kranji War Cemetery. If you enjoy explosive action, subterfuge and intense drama, this tour is a must-do!

Join your guide, an expert in Singapore's rich heritage and colorful history, outside the Battlebox Visitor Centre. Your half-day tour takes you by coach through the intense fire of battle and the fog of war that led to Singapore's fall in WWII. See highlights such as Battlebox, the British Far East Command Centre where the decision to surrender was made. Then, visit the Kranji War Cemetery, part of the Commonwealth War Graves that commemorate war heroes and heroines. During your coach tour, your guide will share intricate strategies, subtle plots, great follies and explosive action from the battlefield. You’ll get acquainted with the British, Australian, Indian and Malayan defenders of Singapore, which fell in just eight days under the command of British Army officer Arthur Ernest Percival. After you’ve uncovered the realities of the Battle of Singapore, shrouded by seductive myths and deceptive propaganda, your tour concludes at the National Museum of Singapore (near Fort Canning Park).

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off