Fast Forward: S'pore from 1940's to 21st Century


The Lifelong Learner

Fast Forward: S'pore from 1940's to 21st Century

Spoken in: English, 中文, Vietnamese

( 9 reviews ) star Tours Singapore 1 - 10 watch_later 4 hours
  • Learn about Singaporean ‘can do’ spirit
  • Enjoy a city clean, green & peaceful
  • See how the old blends in with the new
  • Explore heritage sites and monuments
  • Discover the wisdom of the urban plan
  • Personally guided by your Private host

You will meet here: Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

What you can expect

On this private tour I can show you how Singapore has completely reinvented itself since WWII: the last time the city state was involved in war. Those battles in 1942 started and finished quickly, but the 3.5-year Japanese occupation caused great suffering to POWs and civilians alike.

Today, many visitors to Singapore wonder how we manage to progress so rapidly after our independence. This tour will help show you how we managed it all!

We can start your personalized tour with a visit to an underground WWII military structure set in a beautifully scenic pare can then stroll in the direction of the historical Civic District, while I tell you about Singapore’s recent history and milestones. You can pass-by or visit famous heritage sites, buildings and monuments, as well as many modern structures, including the Merlion Park, Singapore's national icon.

During the tour, you can discover why and how Singapore got involved in WWII. You can also hear a brief introduction to Singapore’s colonial history, a period when it was ruled by Britain. I can also include plenty of fun facts about Singapore's economic miracle woven seamlessly into my stories as the past connects to the present.

Want to know about Singapore's military Total Defense concept? I can explain all, and how it underpins the city-state’s modern military.

If you are booking this tour with kids, please get in touch with me for discounted entrance tickets to the underground WWII military structure! I can also personalize this tour 100% for you. Just let me know what you like and I do my best to include it in this private tour just for you.

This is the plan

Meet at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.
Stop 1
Walk up a low hill to visit an underground Battle Box legacy military structure. The decision to surrender to the Japanese invaders was made there, resulting in 3.5 years of Japanese rule in S'pore.
Stop 2
Walk around the surrounding park to appreciate its heritage buildings, structures, sculptures, Spice Garden, lush greenery & panoramic views of the city.
Stop 3
Walk in the direction of the Civic District, which has many beautifully restored and conserved buildings from the British colonial era
Stop 4
Continue our walk to the Civilian War Memorial, which is a traditional site for war-related remembrance ceremonies.
Stop 5
Move on to the nearby Esplanande Park to view some war memorials.
This tour ends just a stone's throw from the Merlion Park, S'pore's national icon.

Feel free to personalize this offer with Peter

Tours details

Private Tours
Mode of transport
Walking tour
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide


The Lifelong Learner

9 reviews

I know life is short, but it can be very interesting too if we make room for that to happen.

Traveling provides many opportunities to "buy" happiness through varied and memorable experiences. I'm on standby to be one of many people on Earth who can hep fill your life with memories you'll treasure for many years."

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