Soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Malays at the Malay ethnic area on this unique tour of Singapore’s East Coast and Changi. The Changi Museum is a tribute to those brave men and women who fought and were interned during some of the darkest hours of the Japanese occupation in World War II. Near the eastern tip of Singapore, a drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village is a great way to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to the Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present day Singapore.
Note: Changi War Museum will be replaced with Changi Beach and Changi Village due to renovation activity.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Singapore at 1:30pm and taken in an air-conditioned coach to the East Coast and Changi in Singapore. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
The highlights of this tour include:
Kampong Glam: named after the Gelam Tree, it was once the seat of the old Malay Royalty and still retains the charm of a bygone era and the influence of the Arab traders.
Changi Chapel and Museum: The Changi Chapel, situated within the open-air courtyard of the Museum, faithfully replicates the many chapels built during the Japanese Occupation. Built by Changi prison inmates, it stands as a tribute to those who maintained their faith and dignity during those dark years. As you tour the Changi Chapel and Museum, your guide will recount stories of the collective spirit that rose through the darkest times of World War II.
Changi Village: A drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi village gives you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to your next and final stop.
Tampines New Town: This is a typical heartland township of present day Singapore.
Next travel like the locals using the MRT public transport. Part of the journey runs above ground and journeys through many scenic parts of Singapore’s heartland. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Singapore.
Pick-up and drop-off from major hotels in Singapore Transportation in an air-conditioned coach Services of an English-speaking guide Entrance to Changi Chapel and Museum
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
A very interesting tour. Our guide took the time to explain Singapore's culture, system of government and the population's approach to life. We spent time in some off the beaten...
We had a very good guide and found it very interesting . Would have liked more time at the the changi museum....
Small group that got on well. Would have liked to spend a bit of time at Changi Beach to understand that part of Changi better....
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