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Changi WWII War Trail Coach Tour provided by The Original Singapore Walks

Changi WWII War Trail Coach Tour

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Take some time away from Singapore’s headlong rush into the future with a historical tour of its somber, but interesting past. Learn about the history of the Japanese occupation of Singapore during World War II, as you visit the Changi Chapel Museum temporary exhibition, Changi village, and Kranji War Cemetery. Travel with a guide who narrates the history of this significant historical period, the context of which is easy to miss when traveling independently.
You'll start at
Pasir Ris
Pasir Ris Drive 1, SingaporeMeet at Pasir Ris MRT Station, Outside Exit B. If you are travelling via taxi: Alight at Pasir Ris Central, in front of White Sands Mall. You will enter the MRT station via Exit A. Exit B is just across.
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  • 1
    Johore Battery
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    The Changi Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Changi Prison Complex
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Changi Beach Boardwalk
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Changi Village Market
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    Kranji War Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Kranji Stn
SingaporeTour ends at Kranji MRT Station
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  • This tour teaches the history of Japanese occupation of Singapore 
  • Visit former prisoner of war camps, landmarks, and memorials
  • 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
Return Details
Kranji Stn, Singapore
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Snacks
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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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claytonstraveller wrote a review Mar 2020
nq7 contributions9 helpful votes
Thank you to this tour company. Due to COVID-19 we were unable to travel to Singapore and they arranged a full refund. Much appreciated.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Cheryl E wrote a review Mar 2020
Alexandra, Australia32 contributions10 helpful votes
Complete and utter waste of time and money. The Johore Battery is a rundown neglected dirty site with a replica smaller scale gun. So very surprising for an historical site in Singapore. The Changi Chapel and Museum are still closed so we alighted the coach to look at a board.
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Michaelplusthree wrote a review Mar 2020
San Juan Capistrano, California31 contributions13 helpful votes
Took a great tour with Joanne. She was extremely knowledgeable of the events and focused on the first hand experiences of the Allied troops, the local population and their hardships. Very emotional at times. Highly recommended. Also, you see a part of Singapore Island that
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Date of experience: March 2020
David-of-Lytham wrote a review Feb 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was very informative and interesting giving a concise insight into the Japanese invasion and subsequent surrender of the British forces/ The visit to the Commonwealth War Grave was particularly poignant.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jessica M wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the 'Dragon' lady lead this tour! Thoroughly pleasant, amiable and very very knowledgable. The best part of the tour for me was Kranji cemetery. I am surprised that the Singapore government is yet to make the most of the country's interesting war past. I found the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Today we walked with Carol through Little India. We were lucky to be only 4 people in the group. We had plenty of t
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Hmm The park was interesting but strange. Not quite what I expected. The guide told us about the history of the fam
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Nancy was great
My partner and I went on the Journey to Hell tour with Nancy and it was great! We didn't really know what we were g
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What a wonderful way to learn about the history and culture of Chinatown and how it relates to the Singapore of tod
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Highly recommended
Very good tour with lots of interesting information about Singapore, its history and people. Helen was a fantastic
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Excellent tours!
We recently were in Singapore looking for some unique things to do. We had two mornings to fill, and I read some gr
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Sarah G
Thoroughly enjoyable!
I really enjoyed this walking tour around Fort Canning Park and the Battlebox. It packs 700 years of history into a
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An interesting site of historical importance.
Had booked for this tour a couple of months beforehand (together with the 'Changi Coach Tour'), as this extended to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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