Private Tour: World War II Introduction On Singapore

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Overview

Ideal for history buffs, this 6-hour tour of World War II sites in Singapore gives you a better understanding of what happened in this part of the world. Learn about the part Singapore played in WWII while you're privately chauffeured to war monuments and museums, where a local guide offers tours (admission not included). 

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Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Hotel pickup included
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Upon hotel pickup, feel free to ask your private chauffeur for more information about the city while on your way to Singapore's WWII sites. Whether you have a slight curiosity about the role Singapore played in the war, or you're a full-on history buff, you'll get a comprehensive look at the theater of war on this 6-hour tour.

Visit the sites where the fiercest battles were fought between the Allies and Japanese forces during the invasion of the British stronghold. Discover what the Battle of Singapore (also called the Fall of Singapore) entailed at the Kranji War Memorial and the Sungei Gedong nature reserves, where the Japanese invaded by bicycle and on foot. See the surrender chambers at the Old Ford Factory museum; discover the last line of British Defense at Fort Canning Hill; and visit the Changi Museum to learn about the life of a POW during Japanese occupation (admission tickets are your own expense).

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Inclusions for Private Tour: World War II Introduction On Singapore

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Exclusions for Private Tour: World War II Introduction On Singapore

  • Museum admission
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The duration of transfers are approximate; the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

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Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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13 reviews by the users

  • Very limited information from our tour guide, he was more of waiting questions to answer instead of providing more information

  • We had an excellent days tour of the Singapore WW2 battlefields and it added much more context to our existing knowledge of the era and place - and it was fthe 50th anniversary of our very first visit to Singapore - what an amazing change! We had family reasons for the tour and therefore brought some of our own documentation. We were very impressed by the way the Ace customised our tour with the documentation while we looked round the Changi Museum - we then spent a very effective 8 hours covering the areas of our particular interest of the Singapore battlefield. The administration was immaculate as was very well informed discussion with Ace on facets of the history of old and modern Singapore much of which we had not fully appreciated. The tour was a hightlight of our Singapore visit and a must to help with the understanding of the past and present Singapore. Many thanks Ace and Ralphina.

  • Ace was an excellent tour guide. We appreciated his enthusiasm, his flexibility and his knowledge.We also appreciated his patience!! Being highly interactive travellers, there was a lot of discussion! I wouldn't hesitate in highly recommending him. By the end of the tour we had a comprehensive overview of the attack on Singapore and life in Singapore during the occupation. We learned a large number facts that we had not known previously - particularly about Operation Matador and the role in played in the war in South East Asia. The only thing I would change would be to visit the museum at the Old Ford Factory before the visit to the Changi Prison museum. The guided tour we received at the Old Ford Factory consolidated what we had learned from Ace, whereas we didn't really have enough info at our fingertips when we visited the Changi museum. All in all, Ace's tour is an absolute must. Definitely the highlight of our visit to Singapore.

  • 'Ace' delivered a well planned day that showcased the important WWII sites. He was well informed and answered many questions with ease. 'Ace' was ace.

  • Easy to book and punctual pick-up. Nice aircon vehicle with complementary water. Friendly driver and knowledgeable guide who was passionate about the subject. He was always interested in new information and i was able to tell him that my Father was on HMS Rotherham when it sailed into the naval dockyard to take the surrender of 34,000 Japanese personel. The western gate of the old naval dockyard is called Rotherham Gate and 1 pillar still remains. If you are interested in the history of Singapore or had relatives who were there then this tour is for you as it can be adapted to your wishes.
    Excellent!

  • Ace was a really good tour guide, and we greatly enjoyed the long tour. The only suggestion that could make the tour better would be if it included lunch at a local restaurant. We literally drove around the entire island, and visited so many sights that we could never have done this on our own. A fascinating view of history of Singapore.

  • This was the highlight of our seven-day trip to Singapore. Ace is a knowledgable and engaging guide with a passion for military history who caters the tour to your interests. We visited Changi Museum, Kranji War Cemetery and the Ford Factory as well as a number of other spots where significant events occurred. We were picked up from our hotel in a clean and comfortable car as there was just the two of us. The only thing I'd recommend is to bring some snacks as there's no stopping for lunch but Ace provides water. It was a very special way to commemorate Anzac Day.

  • Superb!

  • May we never forget! If you are interested in the significance of Singapore during the darkest days of War War II, this is a must see tour. Everyone learns from the mistakes of the past. Given the current drama playing out in the South China Sea, the political and military mistakes of Singapore's past may repeat themselves if the world fails to stand up to bullying and aggression.

  • The tour was very enjoyable. Ace the tour guide went out of his way to research and locate some WW2 significant places that I wanted to see, which aren't on a normal tour. We spent time on the northern side of the island visiting Japanese landing sites, Australian defensive positions and the causeway. We could see the Sultan of Johores palace in southern Malaysia which was used as the Japanese command post during the Singapore invasion. The Bukit Chandu museum was particularly moving. There are many different historical WW2 places in Singapore so for history buffs or descendants of veterans who want a personalised tour this one is highly recommended.

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USD 247.83