End of an Empire: Singapore World War II Tour

Tours & Sightseeing

Discover Singapore's intense World War II history, including its fall to Japanese forces, on this fascinating guided tour. Visit iconic landmarks like the Battlebox, the Kranji War Cemetery, and learn why Winston Churchill called Singapore the "Gibraltar of the East."

Meet your guide at the entrance of National Museum of Singapore and begin your walking tour with a discussion on the many different theories on the fall of Singapore. Then, get a chance to enter the iconic Battlebox at Fort Canning Hill—a British Far East Command Center where the decision to surrender the country was being made.

Later, make a visit to the Kranji War Cemetery and listen as your guide shares stories behind the war. Witness the heroes and heroines commemorated at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery while you uncover their brave stories. As you soak up in-depth stories about the war and its landmarks, take time to wander around this complex historical era and listen as your guides narrates you through the intense fire of battle and the fog of war which sees the Singapore fell in 8 days to Japanese occupation.

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