These tours are run twice a year in the lead up to Anzac Day in April and Remembrance Day in November.
The Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore, Gibraltar of the East" changed the course of Singapore’s history; things would literally never be the same again.
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 will form part of this tour.
The impact on the local population, especially the Chinese, was brutal. As it was on the previously “invincible” Western population, the majority of whom were imprisoned. We will visit the Changi Chapel & Museum but also a Sook Ching massacre site on Changi beach.