Singapore Round-Island Tour with Changi Prison, Kranji War Memorial and Gardens by the Bay

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Singapore Round-Island Tour with Changi Prison, Kranji War Memorial and Gardens by the Bay information and booking

from
$59
Duration
7 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from major hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
Time of departure
9:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Retrace Singapore's WWII history with this round-island tour that will take you to Changi Chapel and Museum and Kranji War Memorial. Explore both sites with your guide to discover the small details of the lives of POWs that were imprisoned in Changi and the countless men and women who bravely defended Singapore against the Japanese invasion. Admire the intricate architecture of the structures of Bright Hill Temple and the modern developments of Gardens by the Bay. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch at a local restaurant. 

After pickup from your hotel, proceed to Changi Chapel and Museum where you will gain an interesting insight into the lives and memories of both POWs and civilian internees who survived the Japanese occupation. Tour the exhibits for touching stories about these POWs. 

Then, visit Singapore's Bright Hill Temple, famous for its Chinese crematorium and well-stocked turtle pond. Follow your guide on an exploration of the grounds and marvel at the intricate architectural details of the structures and the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Hop back into the vehicle and drive past the Johore Battery. Get a glimpse of a replicated 15-inch 'Monster Gun', built by the British in 1939 and one of the largest guns installed outside Great Britain during World War II.

Take a rest and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on with a visit to the Kranji War Memorial. Unveiled in 1957, the memorial, overlooking the Straits of Johore, is the last resting place for many of the allied soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. It commemorates by name over 20,000 men and women of the forces who have no known grave.

End your tour with a stop at Gardens By the Bay. Experience the development of modern Singapore as you view more than 250,000 species of rare plants and Supertrees housed within the garden. Learn about how the park was built to raise the quality of life of Singaporeans by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. 

At the end of your tour, be dropped off back at your hotel. 

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

What isn't included

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Admission to gardens by the bay conservatories and ocbc skyway