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Changi WWII War Trail Coach Tour

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Commemorate the fight of brave men and women during World War II in Malaya and Singapore, and the trials and tribulations of their subsequent internment. Turn back the clock in Changi, once the site of many prisoner-of-war camps during the Japanese Occupation, the nexus of much pain and suffering, where life lay on a knife’s edge. It is said that more Australian PoWs perished from incarceration than in battle itself.

With a view of the Straits of Johor, appreciate the Singapore defence strategy while at Changi Boardwalk. Discover a slice of old Singapore at the quaint Changi Village and learn about its role in the war.

Then, take in the solemn sights of Kranji War Cemetery, the final resting place of thousands who perished in Malaya and Singapore. Hear their stories of bravery and commitment, and be inspired by the power of the human spirit.
Highlights
  • This tour teaches the history of Japanese occupation of Singapore 
  • Skip the malls to learn about this somber event in Singapore’s history
  • Listen to a guide inject life into Singapore’s history
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach, convenient on hot, humid days
What to Expect
Make your way to the designated departure point in Singapore and meet your guide and air-conditioned coach to travel to the temporary exhibition of the Changi Museum and Chapel. Stop along the way to explore the Johore Battery and see its replica World War II gun. Drive past the Changi Prison Complex before stopping at the boardwalk to learn about Singapore's defense strategy during the war. Enjoy free time on the beach before visiting both the Changi Village Market and the Kranji War Memorial, a hospital burial ground during the war that became the final resting place of thousands of Allied servicemen. Your tour ends back at Singapore’s Kranji Stn. Please note: The Changi Museum and Chapel is currently under renovation until late 2020. This stop is now a visit to the temporary exhibition of the Changi Chapel and Museum, which is set up at around the same area as the original.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore
Duration
4h
Return Details
Kranji Stn, Singapore
Inclusions
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive at the departure point 15 minutes in advance for registration
  • Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Changi Museum & Chapel is currently closed for renovation until late 2020. During this period, the tour will include a visit to the temporary exhibition of the Changi Chapel and Museum instead.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would like to echo much of what has been said by previous reviewers, in that development means that much of the sites are not as they were and the closure of the Changi museum means that none of the exhibits can be seen. However,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dankent88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful trip. So much information given on the various sites visited. And some very personal stories. My 3 teenage boys plus my husband and I really enjoyed it and would recommend the tour to anyone interested in WW2 Pacific Theatre warfare stories but also just...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carole P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to this adventure. At pick up point embarked on a bus that was dirty, rubbish pushed in between seats at back, windows filfty- smudged, couldn't see properly. Guide very knowledgable about history but really couldnt see an sights as many are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Seaeagles55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour encompassed all the aspects and sites known for the terrible events happened at WW II in Singapore and surroundings. The most touching moment of the day is a visit to the Kranji War Memorial, the final resting place for the fallen. A long...More

Thank hansrobertt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an gripping war story and very interesting history. We had a great guide, i really recommed you to go there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zuzannew
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Scowp
14 October 2019|
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Response from Pathfinder566264 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We were actually dropped at our hotel after the tour even though we thought we had to get train. Train system is very easy to use.
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keepongoin
20 July 2019|
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Response from Beverley L | Reviewed this property |
That’s really hard to answer as I don’t know your children The tour is sombre but not graphic It is also quite long as it visits various locations My advice would be to contact the organisers and ask their opinion Sorry... More
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Tricia R
19 November 2018|
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Response from F7652NOkevinr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, A taxi ride from the dock to Pan Pac in Raffles Blvde would be about 20 minutes. From there to the pickup point at Pasir Ris MRT Station is less than 30 minutes. The station is behind the White Sands Shopping Centre. A... More
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