When Singapore Surrendered
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Please note that bookings involving the use of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers are non-refundable and non-resellable.
This 6-hour tour will give you an insiders look at the darkest chapter in Singapores history. The tour is run in a Toyota Hiace and covers the key locations connected to Singapore’s war history. It is designed around the stories of both well known and relatively unknown people whose lives were intrinsically connected to the events surrounding the surrender to the Japanese forces.
If you take this tour on Saturday or Sunday the following locations are covered: Woodlands Waterfront where the bombing of the Causeway took place, Kranji beach battle site, the Japanese landing site at Lim Chu Kong Jetty, the Former Ford Factory where the British Forces surrendered to Lieutenant-General Yamashita Tomoyuki and the former Labrador Artillery Battery at Labrador Park. We will also pass by Alexandra Hospital; a massacre site, and Gillman Barracks. Lunch will be at Colbar, a former military canteen.
If you take this tour between Monday and Friday there will be a slightly different routing taking out the Kranji beach battle site and jetty and adding in Kranji Cemetery and War Memorial which honors the men and women who died in the line of duty during WWII. Lunch will be at Beaulieu House, a former naval base overlooking the Straits of Johor.
Your guide will use maps and old photographs to help you to visualise the scenes and stories of this dark time. This is a very moving tour which has been created by our in-house team of WWII experts Daryl, Gene and Richard.
Inclusions: Private tour guide, driver and private hire vehicle.
Exclusions: Lunch is at your own cost and works on a pay as you eat basis on the day.
Duration: 6-hours including a one hour lunch break.