Tour description provided by Viator
Visit Changi Chapel and Museum with a professional guide in Changi Village, an ethnic Malay community of Singapore. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Malays and see what life was like in a mid-century ‘kampung’ (traditional dwelling) before stopping in Tampines New Town. You’ll relive World War II history and appreciate stories of POW heroism during Japanese occupation as well as witness daily life in this coastal enclave today.
Upon hotel pickup, drive to Changi Village, situated on Singapore’s east coast and rich with the cultural heritage of ethnic Malays. Continue to the Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to all who lived and died in the Changi region during WW II. As you explore the chapel and museum, learn about pre-war living conditions and the effect of militarization on Changi.
See exhibits that display tools, personal belongings and other artifacts used by Singapore’s POWs of during Japanese occupation. Listen as your guide recounts stories of the collective spirit that rose in Changi through the darkest times of the war. After touring the site, drive through rustic Changi Village for a glimpse at this laid-back side of Singapore.
On your return, stop at Tampines New Town for a contrasting view of present-day Singapore in this typical heartland township. Gain a better sense of how the locals live with a visit to the wet market, coffee shop and housing blocks. Before drop-off at your hotel, you’ll be better acquainted with the cultures of the local people –past and present-day.
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What isn't included