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Changi WWII War Trail Coach Tour

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$42.77

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.
- 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

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Johore Battery, Cosford Rd Off Upper Changi Road North, Changi Singapore

Explore Johore Battery, with its replica WWII 15-inch gun.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Changi Museum, 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707 Singapore

Temporary exhibition of the Changi Chapel & Museum.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Changi Prison Complex, 982 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507709

Drive past Changi Prison.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Changi Beach Boardwalk, 7A Gosport Road Changi Beach, Singapore 509710 Singapore

With a view of the Straits of Johor, appreciate the Singapore defence strategy while at Changi Boardwalk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Changi Village Market, 3 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 519599

Stop for refreshments - own expenses

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kranji War Memorial, 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656 Singapore

Take in the solemn sights of Kranji War Cemetery.


Duration: 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore

Departure time:

Duration:

4 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Sarah M

Helena was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. Although the subject matter is distressing at times it would be well worth your time. Understanding the past is th key to creating a better future. I highly recommend this tour.

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RASS469

We had a great tour which was made so very informative by our excellent tour guide Carol. She was able to explain in depth and detail every point of the tour from the side of Singapore and relate it to the various nationalities on the tour.
The only disappointing part was that the War Museum was closed and you can no longer visit the Changi Chapel.

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Kathleen H

I have read about the fall of Singapore and the Burma campaign but our passionate and knowledgable guide Carol really broadened my knowledge of this period. She touched on the invasion, the sufferings of the POWs and aspects of how the civilian population suffered under the brutal Japanese occupation that are not usually covered in Western books. The way the various races were categorised and treat ed was a real eye opener. Finishing with a minutes silence at Kranji Commonwealth war cemetery was more than appropriate.

If you are interested in the history of that period or have a relative who served in the region then go on this tour.

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Judith T

Excellent tour. Our guide Carol was very informative and entertaining. We enjoyed the whole afternoon. I would recommend this tour to anyone young and old. We would do the tour again when the Changi Museum is reopened. It was a very warm day but we were very comfortable in the coach between locations.

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Gary T

My father served with the RAF in Changi towards the end of the war, so I was interested to visit some of the places I have his photos of. Our tour guide gave an informed commentary about each place we visited. It's a shame that the Changi war memorial was closed for refurbishment (we did know this in advance). The tour concluded with a visit to the cemetery which was very moving.

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CLAIRE D

We enjoyed very much the places we visited and the content of the tour, we were just disappointed with the pick-up (tour start meeting point) and tour end point (where we were all left at the end of the tour). Both were at MRT stations and we had two elderly people in our group who struggled a lot with this being there was no seating available to wait on at start of tour and cool place to wait.. I would strongly recommend a start and end point of this tour in a more comfortable and accessible area for people of all ages and abilities. One of the elderly and less mobile in our group, her father was a British prisoner of war in Changi prison during WWII so was very poignant her attending this Tour. I must admit Poh our tour guide definately went above and beyond to ensure my elderly parents got safely into a taxi to get back to our hotel at the end of this tour, and throughout the tour Poh was very accommodating to my parents.. We found Poh very informative on this tour, but those of our group sitting at the back of the bus struggled to hear what she was saying on the microphone throughout the entire tour, I think because she had microphone to close to her mouth. My children were on the tour with us also aged 19 and 24 and they found this history of this tour very interesting.

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kerrie61

it was an interesting tour our guide nancy was full of interesting history.wehad to get a taxi to pick up point then dropped off at kranji train station at end a 35 min. ride to orchard rd.but that was easy
enough.people very helpful when asking for help.overall we learnt alot of facts and seen abit of the island.museum closed but we knew that.the kranji commonwealth war cemetery worth a visit just in itself .thanks nancy for the history lesson.

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Ronyn W

Nat was very knowledgeable and told us her family story , she also added a minute silence. As our tour was all Australian s it was perfect

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Wendy S

We were disappointed as some things were not available to visit. The Chapel was not open. It wasn’t value for money as a tour though the tour guide was lovely. However learnt a little more about the history of how Singapore fell to Japanese

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jppjrcemp

I booked tour. I received an text satiating there had been some changes, but were unable to reach me. My phone had service and had received other calls without issue. I responded that I had been on Bintan, and would be there for tour. I tried several times calling the contact number from the text I received, only to be told it was not in service. I called Singapore Walks only to receive a message machine. I spent $20 on a cab to the meet spot only to find no one there. I have still received no response from either Viator or Singapore Walks.
I was extremely disappointed, as it was my last day, and my father had served in the pacific in WWII in Burma and China prior to the US joining the war, and had been in Singapore


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Changi WWII War Trail Coach Tour
Overview:

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.

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$42.77

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