Singapore War & History Tour With Lunch

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from selected hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island, excluding Changi Village Hotel and.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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*****

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All entrance fees included

Led by a local guide

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Tour East Singapore, Singapore

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Stop At: Henderson waves, Singapore

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Haw par villa, Singapore

Continue west to Haw par villa, embark on an
unforgettable journey into Chinese folklore and
mythology at this park.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kranji war memorial, Singapore

Journey North to 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

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

Lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Bright Hill Temple, a famous Chinese ancestral place of worship and admire its spectacular architecture.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Changi Village Market

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 revold 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 10 minutes 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

Beverages

Gratuities

Admission to Gardens by the Bay Conservatories and OCBC Skyway

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Dec-2019

    Excellent trip, shame only 4 of us, but equally as good if not more so.
    Guide was great, could not have been more pleasant very knowledgeable, lunch was very good set menu but tasty and plentiful

  • 02-Dec-2019

    When I phoned the local tour company to confirm the tour, they did not have a clue of what I was talking about as they have the tour under a different name "Around the island" We visited the war monument and cemetery. I did not climb the amount of steps to see it in a 35*C heat and 100% humidity. Visited the weird exhibition from the "Tiger Balm" company displaying the buddhist believe of human behaviour during life in order to reach paradise at death. (very distressing and scary for children, figures of people being chopped in half, etc.) Lunch was good. I was not aware that we were visiting a buddhist temple, nice place but I was not interested as I had just spent two months in Asia and visited several temples and shrines already.

  • 28-Nov-2019

    We booked tis tour because it was called the Singapore War and History Tour, but it is also known as the Circle Island Tour. We did see things outside the city center on all parts of the island, but not all were about war and history, and the name change was confusing. This a very full day, and the lunch was Chinese food. Worth the time to see other parts of the island, but a few stops were lame - especially the second one at theme park called Haw Par Villa. Guide was knowledgeable but very curt and authoritarian. Never even told us her name.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    Very interesting tour, tour guide did go on about Singapore housing especially flats and condo's a little too much, but, a trip around the island with lunch at the ex Royal Navy's Admirals house. Disappointingly the Changi museum was closed for renovation, but, overall a very good tour.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    An enlightening and informative tour bringing to life the tragedy, confusion and hopelessness of those responsible for the defense of Singapore in WW2.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    Our Tour Guide is the Best there is !

    You have a wonderful Veteran guiding this tour!
    Always pleasant, aware of all the past and present history, a true statesman for this tGreat Country of Singapore!!
    Lunch is Fabulous!!!

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was excellent. The history of Singapore is fascinating. We took in quite a lot of places and it wasn't rushed.

  • 01-Aug-2019

    It was a long tour, but well worth it
    Learnt a lot about the history of Singapore and its involvement in the war. Loved visiting Kranji, and finding the site where my Grandad is buried.
    Our guide Mr Foo was awesome, very friendly and his knowledge expansive.

  • 01-Apr-2019

    Well organised and educational. We learned a lot about Singapore’s past from our guide whilst driving around in our very comfortable air conditioned bus. Saw things that we wouldn’t have done getting around by ourselves.

  • 14-Mar-2019

    Commentary by guide difficult to understand his English Malay accent ... could only pick up bits and pieces of what he was saying. A shame as he was knowledgeable. When i asked a small group of fellow travelers if they were experiencing the same problem they all agreed that they too were frustrated by the communication .
    Points of interest were definitely out of the ordinary... would appeal to anyone interested in war history especially. If your time in Singapore is limited don’t bother, there are many more interesting places of interest within the city limits.

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