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, Changi Village is a sleepy district, a sharp contrast to the bustling city. The local beach attracts fishermen and bathers alike, especially on weekends. In the village itself, there are plenty of bargains to be found - t-shirts, electronic equipment, carpets, Indian cotton clothing, shoes, batik dresses, kimonos and all types of table linen, all at bargain prices. 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.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Singapore at 1330h (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:
Malay Ethnic Centre: Here, you will see the rich cultural heritage of the Malays and relive life in a Malay kampong (village) in the 50's and 60's.
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.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Singapore.
I found this an excellent tour and well worth the money. The tour manager was excellent and he really knew all the history. The other places we went to were very interesting for...Carol A Dallas
Brilliant tour, with some very interesting insights and additional information from the guide. Well worth the time....DK Stewart
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....Lorna L Metcalfe
Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
Duration: 3½ hours
Your City hotel only in Singapore. (Hotel Pick-up time is half an hour before tour starting time.)
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
Please call the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Pick-up time is half an hour before starting time.
Tour pickup not included from Airport/Cruise Centre/Train Station & Hotels which are out of the City Area like Changi Village, Crown Plaza Changi Airport
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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