Singapore History: Bright Hill Temple, Kranji War Memorial

Cultural & Theme Tours in Singapore

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Take a round-island tour of Singapore that will give you an interesting insight into life and history outside the city center. Begin your morning with a leisurely walk along Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge - Henderson Waves, learn about the Chinese folklore at Haw Par Villa, then pay respects to the brave heroes WWII heroes at Kranji War Memorial. Your tour will also bring you to Bright Hill Temple to admire the spectacular architecture and gardens. You will drive past Selarang Barracks and Changi where your guide will share stories like the infamous revolt of British and Australian POWs during WWII. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch at a local restaurant included.*****HAW PAR VILLA WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATION WITH EFFECT 01 DECEMBER 2018. IT WILL BE REPLACED BY JURONG HILL PARK*****
Start with a leisurely morning stroll along Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge – Henderson Waves and take in the lush greenery of Mount Faber and Telok Blangah Hill.Continue west to Jurong Hill Park. Visit the “Garden of Fame” featuring 27 trees planted by visiting dignitaries including the likes of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and China’s leader Deng Xiao Ping. Head over to Jurong Hill Lookout Tower where you enjoy a panaromic view of Jurong Port and Jurong Island. Learn about the industrial revolution which formed the base of Singapore development in the days after gaining independence.Journey north to the Kranji War Memorial to pay respects to the countless World War II heroes. Unveiled in 1957, the memorial commemorates over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives for freedom in World War II.Lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship and admire its spectacular architecture.We cross from North – Central to Eastern Singapore to explore the hidden paths and places that were not easily accessible to the average traveller. View from a distance Selarang Barracks – where the infamous Barracks Square incident occurred during WWII – a revolt of the British and Australian POWs interned in a Japanese Camp in Changi.Drive past Changi Air Base towards Changi Village where the old Changi Hospital is located. Along Changi Beach facing the Straits of Johore, we stop for 10mins for photos. In the distance, land reclamation has started for the construction of Terminal 5 which is expected to complete in 2030 and will handle 150 million passengers annually. If time permits, we may drive past and view the Johore Battery Monster Gun. At the end of your tour, be dropped off back at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Gardens by the Bay

What’s not included

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Gardens by the Bay Conservatories and OCBC Skyway


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  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included