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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore

From $354.70 per group (up to 5)

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

History buffs can enjoy spending 6 hours touring Singapore's significant World War II historical sites. On this private tour, you'll learn about the country's role in WWII, stopping at various museums and monuments, where local guided tours are available (admission at own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle included.
  • 6-hour World War II-focused tour of Singapore
  • Private tour for just you and your party
  • Visit important sites, museums, and monuments that showcase the theater of war
  • Pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle
  • Personalized attention and a flexible itinerary
Transport by private vehicle
Private driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Museum admission

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick-up & drop-off from any addresses in hotel.

Airports

  • Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore Singapore
  • Seletar Airport, Singapore Singapore


Ports

  • Harboufront Cruise Terminal
  • Marina Bay Cruise Centre


Departure Time

10:00 AM
Suggested pickup time for your day tour is 8:30am, but as the tour is private, the schedule is flexible. You'll meet your private guide and driver at your Singapore hotel and climb into a private vehicle bound for the important historical sites surrounding Singapore's World War II involvement. 

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). 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. Visit the sites where the fiercest battles were fought between the Allies and Japanese forces during the invasion of the British stronghold.

This private tour ensures personalized attention from your dedicated guide and a flexible itinerary. End your tour with drop-off back at your accommodations.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
The first line of defence on Singapore soil against the Japanese
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kranji War Memorial
The soldiers that were sacrificed and remembered. A war cemetery
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies
This is a Museum Walk that summarizes the materials that were discussed in the tour
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Changi Beach
The hot spot of the Japanese Sook Ching Massacre. The first phase of Diversion plan by General Yamashita and the encounters at Changi
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Johore Battery
The outline of the Changi Fortress backing up the British Empire in the East.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Seletar Country Club
The Airbase that use to command the Squadron to backup the Prince of Wales and the Repulse in the South China Sea
Stop At:  
Woodlands
The crossing that joins Johor Bahru to Singapore and the multiple attempts the Japanese decides to invade through the defensive lines put up by the Australian Army
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Former Ford Factory
The Surrender of the British Forces
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

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This was a fabulous experience and...
Gtasmith
, Aug 2018
This was a fabulous experience and well worth it! Our tour guide, Ace, showed us around the island, explaining its history and was able to personalise it so that we visited key areas and addresses linked to our family's history. We learnt so much about not only WW2 but also modern day Singapore so thumbs up for Ace and Right tours. However, thumbs down for Viator. I sent them 5 emails asking for confirmation of the tour as I didn't recieve anything and kept being told that the tour was inorder. I did ring Right tours as soon as I reached Singapore and later discovered that there had been a computer error and it was only as a result of my call that they traced the booking. So definitely do this tour if you have any interest in Singapores history but DO make sure you receive a confirmation from the tour operator in Singapore. This could have been a very different review had I not kept checking and actually phoned as soon as I got to SG.
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Ace did the best tour of the sites...
Peter D
, Apr 2018
Ace did the best tour of the sites where the Japanese came into Singapore. Very informative and really enjoyed my self in learning much more than I knew about the fall of Singapore.Thank you Ace for a great tour.
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Great tour- lots of information and...
Patricia S
, Jan 2018
Great tour- lots of information and presented so well. Certainly improved our knowledge and understanding of the events leading up to the fall of Singapore. Our guide Ace was exceptional Recommend this tour
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Excellent tour by a very accomplished...
Walter E
, Dec 2017
Excellent tour by a very accomplished and knowledgeable guide
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This is a terrific tour which was...
gavinmilne225
, Oct 2017
This is a terrific tour which was also in part an adventure and exploration. I won't go any further on this. I want to thank Ace my tour guide for a great day out and I will continue where we left off in the near future
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Very limited information from our...
Avelina R
, Oct 2017
Very limited information from our tour guide, he was more of waiting questions to answer instead of providing more information
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We had an excellent days tour of the...
Virginia T
, Oct 2017
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.
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Ace was an excellent tour guide. We...
cheryltyrrell
, Sep 2017
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.
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'Ace' delivered a well planned day...
Leanne C
, Jun 2017
'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.
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Ace was a really good tour guide...
xpcdoojk
, May 2017
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.

Product code: 36337P6

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