On 15th February 1942, the British surrendered to the Japanese and for the next 3-1/2 years, Singaporeans suffered greatly under the brutal occupation. Reserving their vengeance especially for the Chinese, thousands of Chinese men were rounded up and executed.
Singapore was the British’s ‘impregnable’ fortress but it fell in 7 days. Come on the tour with our guide Charlotte to learn about why the Japanese decided to invade South East Asia, their successful battlefield strategies in contrast to the bungling defense of the Allied troops.
Our first stop will be the Kranji War Memorial, where over 30,000 military personnel are honoured. As we walk around the tranquil surroundings, hear stories about some of the heroes of the war.
We then move on to visit the Former Ford factory and see the actual room where the British surrender was signed. Our final stop will be Labrador Park, the southern part of the island where the British built most their fortifications, in anticipation of an attack from the sea. We can still see remnants of a fort and pill boxes erected by the British.
Date and time: Friday, 23 April 2021 from 9am - 1pm
Meeting point: Newton Car Park (see map below)
Tour language: English
Member price: 55$ (including bus transport and entry to Ford factory)
Non-member price: 69$ (including bus transport and entry to Ford factory)
Please put on comfortable footwear and bring your umbrella and lots of drinking water.
Please take note of the following requirements from the Singapore government:
- Maximum group size of 16 pax (excluding tourist guide), split into 2 sub-group and the sub-groups maintain at least 1m safe distance and no intermingling at all times.
- Masks to be worn at all times.
- The tour will be subjected to approval by authorities and might be cancelled at anytime.
Please note: A minimum number of participants is needed for the tour to proceed. Tour will be cancelled should the required minimum number of participants not be met 2 days before the tour date. Your ticket will be refunded in this case.