Battlefields of Singapore

4.5 hours | Singapore | S I N - 2 3 5
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Specially trained guides will conduct this historic side of Singapore - The fall of Singapore marked one of the darkest days of World War II.
Visit the Kranji War Memorial which is dedicated to the Allied servicemen and women who died defending Singapore, the Memorial's shape reflects the contributions made to the Allied cause by members of the navy, air force and army and the Memorial's 12 columns are inscribed with the names of over 24,000 servicemen missing in action.
Spend some time at the newly restored - Former Ford Motor Company factory which was the site of the British surrender to the Japanese. In February 1942 Lt. General Arthur Percival unconditionally surrendered the British forces of Malaya and Singapore to the Japanese commander, Lt. General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
Last, we will visit Labrador Park which is a nature reserve on the southern edge of Singapore that has a very rich history as the British started construction on the fort as early as 1864. The extensive complex of concrete bunkers and tunnels were completed in 1878, its primary objective to defend Singapore's waters. In 1842, Admiral Sir Henry Keppel led a successful campaign against the pirates that had been attacking merchant ships in the area. Anchoring his boat off Labrador Park proved to be the perfect vantage point for defeating the pirate menace.
A few years later when it came to building new defences against threats from European powers in the area, Labrador Park was the obvious choice. Therefore, work on Fort Pasir Panjang was commenced.
The fort also saw some action during World War II. Although the Japanese surprised the British by invading over land from the north, the guns at Fort Pasir Panjang were used to try to suppress the Japanese army once they were in Singapore. However as the guns were not designed to be anti-infantry, they had little effect on the advancing army. So, in February 1942, Fort Pasir Panjang fell. Its remains however, can still be visited today.
After the war, Labrador Park briefly housed an oil refinery. The long wharf is the only evidence remaining of its existence. In 1951, Labrador Park was established as a nature reserve.
Soon, it is time to board your coach for the return to the ship.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship and visit the Kranji War Memorial

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:50
Time at site:
00:30

Travel to and visit of the Former Ford Factory

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:45

Travel to and visit of the Labrador Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:35