WW2 Singapore under the Japanese Rule - Syonan Chureito (Japanese War Shrine) & Former Ford Factory (RW20201002)


The British prided Singapore as the Gibraltar of the East and gave the illusion of an impregnable fortress during WW2. The British propaganda painted the Japanese as the small men in medieval attire and weapons and that their planes were made of paper and wood. But the reality was very different...

On 15 Feb 1942, the Japanese army took control of Singapore within a mere 7 days and for the next 3 years 7 months, Singapore was colonized by another superpower – Japan. This was the darkest chapter in Singapore history, a period of fear and suffering.

In this presentation, we look at the different strategies adopted by the British and the Japanese armies through the exploration of the different battle sites. We will start from the first landing of the Japanese in Sarimbun Beach on 8 Feb 1942 to the British Surrender at the former Ford Factory on 15th Feb 1942, a total of 12 sites. At each of these sites, we will examine the defense and attack strategies from both the British and Japanese. We will also cover the lesser-known battle sites at Peck San Theng and Bukit Brown. 

Unlike in other countries, in land-scarce Singapore, there are no more battle sites that are preserved as most of them are already developed into housing estates, roads and MRT. Therefore, this virtual presentation will give you a good understanding of where, when and what took place during the Fall of Singapore.



  • Syonan Chureito (Japanese War Shrine)
  • Former Ford Factory

  Package excludes:

  • Transportation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Other personal expenses
  • Anything not in include section, and those require top-up onsite

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This tour is eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

OR select options below for NON-SRV bookings:

FR. S$38

FR. S$41

FR. S$102

per person / twin-sharing


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