Day 1: Saturday 10th February 2018: Meet & Greet on arrival, individual transfer to your centrally located downtown hotel where you’ll be accommodated for the following six nights whilst in Singapore.
Your Accommodation whilst in Singapore:
“Peninsula Excelsior Hotel” (or similar property)
#5 Coleman Street,
Telephone: (+ 65) 63372200
Web site: http://www.peninsulaexcelsior.com.sg/
Day 2: Sunday 11th February 2018: Morning Service (09:30) at Changi Chapel, post service visit Changi Museum, then view the gates to the old Changi Prison. Lunch locally at Changi village. PM Visit the Johore Battery at Gosford Road and also the site of the massacre on Changi Beach of Chinese Allied collaborators, by the Japanese. Late afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 3: Monday 12th February 2018: Full day orientation tour of the sites of both yesterday and today’s Singapore with lunch included. Visit will take in Singapore River, Raffles Square, Old Parliament Building, Civilian War Memorial, Merlion (Singapore’s symbol), The Padang, City Hall, Lim Bo Seng Memorial, St. Andrews Cathedral, Cenotaph, Original YMCA Building used by the Japanese during their occupation by their Japanese Military Police, Botanical Gardens and the world renowned Orchid House. Lunch included today. MINDEF has to confirm our visit to Changi Air Force Base to view the original Changi Murals-St Lukes Chapel at 14:00 today. Subject to approval it may need to be scheduled for another day and time.
Day 4: Tuesday 13th February 2018: Full day tour of the major WW11 sites such as Labrador Park and its tunnels, view Alexandra Hospital, site of the Japanese massacre of allied wounded and hospital staff, view the Old Ford Factory area where the British surrender was taken, visit Reflections Museum at Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill). Lunch included. PM visit to Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island. Late afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 5: Wednesday 14th February, 2018: AM Visit by special arrangement with the Ministry of Defence MINDEF to SELERANG Camp.To be at the Camp Pass Office at 09:00. To view the Parade ground area where POW’s were housed and view the Heritage Museum collection adjacent to the entrance foyer of the main Camp building. To be confirmed by MINDEF and subject to a shift to another day & time. Then visit to Fort Canning – “The Battle Box” – General Percival’s Malaya Command headquarters until surrender to the Japanese Forces. Also stroll around Fort Canning Park to view Raffles House, Old Light House and Flagstaff. Return to your hotel by lunch time. PM – after completion of the morning events free time to do a little exploring on your own or visit some of the shopping streets such as Orchard Road or any of the many malls of Singapore. Maybe lunch at one of the many Food Market areas. This evening (at a time to be advised by your escort) an evening dinner in a local restaurant around Singapore Harbour – River area with local foods buffet style for you to try and enjoy.
Day 6: Thursday 15th February 2018: AM Time to catch up with any site missed due time and traffic Lunch included. PM 14:00 at the Terror Club Sembawang for escort onto & off the base by the USN. visit to Semberwang Naval Base to visit the Memorial to HMS Repulse** & HMS Price of Wales** and the ships of what was known as Force Z, of which our own HMAS Vampire was part. The two Royal Naval Capital** ships were sunk in action with the Japanese on 10th December 1941 off the west coast of then Malaya. Wreath laying at the Force Z Memorial site in Sembawang in memory of those Australian servicemen & women lost in this tragic time in WWII. To be confirmed, by the base command Sembawang. PM 17:00 Memorial service at Kranji War Memorial to pay our respects to those servicemen who gave all to save Singapore from the Japanese.
Day 7: Friday 17th February, 2012: Today is departure day, your room is held until 18:00 hours to allow you to enjoy your last day in this fast moving city. It’s time for you to pick up that last bargain on your “must-have” list, or to visit “Little India” or “China Town” to experience some of their culinary delights. Transfers will be arranged for your individual flights be they ongoing or back to your home port, or travelling on to a new Asia destination.
We trust you will enjoy this the Lion City of Singapura ! both it’s war time past as well as it’s vibrant present.
** Visits and services are at the discretion of the MIDEF and may be changed or cancelled at their discretion.