Package for 2 Tours : Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 April
(Please see individual dates to book only one)
Price S$120 / ticket for both tours
Saturday 6 April : Part 1 - The Invasion
Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore".
Visit WW2 sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the Landing Beaches & Battlefield Sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore.
The route we will take from Kranji to Pasir Panjang will be that taken by the Japanese troops as they overran the island. We will also pass by a number of other significant places such as the Last Defence Pillbox and the old Ford Factory, the site of the surrender of the Allies to the Japanese.
Saturday 13 April: Part 2 - The Occupation
The Japanese occupation of Singapore had a major impact on both the psyche and the history of Singapore; things would literally never be the same.
Learn about the 3 and a half years that Singapore was Syonan-To, and the reality and repercussions of that occupation, including the Sook Ching massacres.
We will visit WW2 sites, including the Sook Ching Memorial site, Changi beach, Changi Chapel & Museum (although partially closed for renovation) we can see the replica chapel)and the old Ford Factory, with our experienced tour guide. We will also spend time at Adam Park, home for many PoWs in the early months of the Occupation, as well as Adam Drive where the civilian Sime Rd PoW camp was located.
Hear personal recollections of the impact of the war years on families, the various communities and the country as a whole.
The tour will include refreshments in Changi Village.