Reflections of World War II by Merz S or Similar

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

5 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Learn about Singapore's fall and occupation by Japanese forces during World War II
  • Visit the Old Ford Factory where the British formally surrendered Malay to the Japanese
  • Commemorate the lives of those who bravely defended Singapore in World War II at the Kranji War Memorial & Cemetry
  • Visit the site of the Changi Chapel

tour details

Learn about Singapore’s fall and occupation by Japanese forces during World War II, the 1942 Battle for Singapore when Japanese troops took the island from the British forces. Walk in the foodsteps of the brave men and women during their battle and imprisonment. Visit key World War II sites associated with the 1942-45 occupation.

tour description

World War II came to Singapore in December 1941. With the Fall of Singapore in February 1942. the island was renamed Syonan-To (Light of the South) under the Japanese Occupation until 1945. Walk in the footsteps of the brave men and women during battle and their imprisonment. Let our guide recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest chapter of Singapore's history through key World War II sites. At the Ford Motor Factory, the British formally surrendered Malaya to the Japanese leading to more than 3 years of hardship for those living in Singapore during the Japanese occupation. The Kranji War Memorial commemorates over 20,000 men and women who gave their lives for freedom in World War II. The Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel and stands as a monument for those who would not buckle under Japanese rule.


  • Transfers
  • Entrance fee to Ford Factory


  • Meals
  • Personal expenditure


Changi Chapel will be closed for renovation from 01 January 2019.
    Tour code: EXSHRWWG

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