Get ready to relive a momentous and exciting journey of Singapore’s past when taking part in the unique Battlefield Tour in Singapore. Engineered by the Changi Museum, the Battlefield Tour is designed to transport guests to a period in Singapore’s history when the terror of intense war fogged the island, causing it to fall in World War II. The tour is extremely informative and comprehensive in detail making it a rich historical experience for visitors to engage in.
During World War II, Singapore, which was then known as the Gibraltar of the East, was considered to be a major commercial and military hub for the British Empire. It all began with the establishment of a trading venue in Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles for the British East India Trading Company. This was due to its central location in South East Asia that provided convenient access to international waterways and passages. During the period of the war, Singapore served as a stronghold for the British and Allied Forces, but was overturned by an advanced attack from sea, land and air by the Japanese.
The Battlefield Tour allows visitors to explore the main World War II sites in Singapore such as the Alexandra Hospital which was the former British Military Hospital, the Kranji War Cemetery and the Labrador Battery which was the location of Fort Pasir Panjang and the 6 inch World War II battery. The tour also takes visitors to the highest peak in Singapore, Mount Faber, which was the venue of the Faber Fire Command. Apart from merely visiting these sites, the tour is designed to enlighten guests on the war torn atmosphere that prevailed in Singapore at the time of the island’s fall to the Japanese and inform them as to how it happened.
Singapore has plenty of exciting tours and activities for tourists to take part in when holidaying in the island. All the vibrancy of the city can be enjoyed when staying at the contemporary Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore, a well-appointed Singapore apartment hotel. It is the perfect accommodation base for discerning travellers seeking an apartment that exudes stylish charm and comfort.