Singapore Changi Museum and WWII Sites Guided Tour

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Hear the story of the Defense and Fall of Singapore during WWII and visit sites dedicated to the memory of all who fought and suffered during those dark years of captivity.

  • Go off the beaten track and hear anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city
  • Visit The Changi Museum and Changi Chapel
  • Walk on Changi Beach, site of the Sook Ching Massacres
  • Drive through Changi Village and learn about its colorful pre-war and wartime history
  • Explore Johore Battery with its replica WWII 15-inch gun battery
  • Stop outside the old Changi Jail and the Selarang Barracks


Once the site of many prisoners-of-war camps during the Japanese Occupation, Changi has since gone down in history as a place of much pain, torture and human suffering. It is said that more Australian Prisoners of War perished under incarceration than during the battle itself.

Whether it is on the Death Railway or the countless labor camps in Japan and Formosa (Taiwan), the Changi WWII trail commemorates all who fought and suffered during those dark years of captivity. Hear the story of the brave men and women who fought in battle and lived in internment.


  • The Changi Museum and the Changi Chapel

  • Changi Beach (the site of the Sook Ching Massacre)

  • Changi Village

  • Johore Battery

  • Outside Selarang Barracks


This itinerary is available on the day indicated only but feel free to check the alternatives on the schedule below. The local operator runs other walks with the same focus on history and heritage and the same principle of taking you to places most other tours don't

Monday: The Time of Empire™ A Colonial District Walk

Tuesday: Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way™ A Chinatown Walk

Tuesday: Through Fog and Fire - Singapore 1942™ A Changi Museum War Trail

Wednesday: Dhobis, Saris & a Spot of Curry™ A Little India Walk

Thursday: Sultans of Spice™ A Kampong Glam Walk

Friday: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™

Friday: Secrets of the Red Lantern™ A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour

Saturday: Changi WWII™ A Changi Museum War Trail (afternoon tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)


  • English-speaking guide
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Morning Tour

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide


  • 09:45

    Meet Your Guide at Pasir Ris Central

  • Changi Museum and Chapel

    Delve into Singapore's Wartime History with a fully-guided tour of The Changi Museum and Changi Chapel. Get an in depth look into the events that transpired during this period and discover lesser known facts about the country's harrowing past.

  • Changi Beach

    Walk on Changi Beach, the site where the Sook Ching Massacres took place. This 28-hectare beach served as a killing ground for people who were perceived as enemies of the Japanese military.

  • Drive Through Changi Village

  • Johore Battery

    This site is where a coastal artillery battery consisting of a set of three large naval guns is located and was used to defend the Naval Base at Sembawang from approaching enemy forces.

  • Changi Jail and Selarang Barracks

    Take a quick visit outside the old Changi Jail and Selarang Barracks. These locations were used as internment camps for prisoners of war.

  • 13:00

    Tour Ends at Pasir Ris Central

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) Free
Afternoon Tour

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide


  • 13:45

    Meet Your Guide at Pasir Ris Central

  • Drive Past Changi Prison

    Catch a glimpse of the site where thousands of civilians were imprisoned during the war.

  • Changi Museum

    Built to commemorate the events that transpired during the Japanese occupation in Singapore, the museum houses various paintings, photographs and even personal belongings of some of the prisoners during the war.

  • Johore Battery

    Visit the famous coastal artillery on the eastern part of Singapore which played a vital role in the defending the naval base. It consists of three guns loaded with massive shells that could penetrate heavily armored warships.

  • Drive Past Selarang Barracks

  • Kranji War Cemetery

    Head to the burial site of more than 4,000 casualties during World War II. Allied soldiers who perished at the hands of the Japanese invaders were laid to rest in Kranji which also served as a military camp during the war.

  • Singapore Memorial

    Designed by the famed architect, Colin St. Clair Oakes, the Singapore Memorial bears the names of over 24, 000 soldiers who died fending off the foreign invaders. Located within Kranji War Cemetery, it serves as one of the greatest reminders of the sacrifice of these war heroes.

  • 18:00

    Tour Ends at City Hall MRT Station

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  • (For Check-In) Pasir Ris MRT Station (Pasir Ris MRT Station) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Pasir Ris MRT Station (Pasir Ris MRT Station) Time: 13:00:00

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  • (For Check-In) Pasir Ris MRT Station (Pasir Ris MRT Station) Time: 09:45:00

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  • (For Check-Out) Pasir Ris MRT Station (Pasir Ris MRT Station) Time: 13:00:00

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