Singapore: Battlebox Story of Strategy and Surrender Tour
- Duration: 30 minutes
Board a refurbished World War II amphibious vehicle from Vietnam and depart from Suntec City to make a splash in Marina Bay. See the sights of Singapore from a different perspective as you make your way around the city on land and in the sea. Get stunning views of the urban skyline and marvel at iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theater, and magnificent statue of the Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore. Waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. See the steps of the Old Supreme Court, where the British surrendered to the imperial Japanese army during World War II. Continue past the War Memorial Park, paying tribute to those who gave their lives during the Japanese occupation. End with a good luck loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth.
It was great, nice sight seeing, very helpful and kind staff. It is a guided tour,whivh is great. Only because of the motor noise I could hear half of what he said. But i would recommended it, I had a great time.
Journey back to a fateful February morning in 1942 when surrender stared the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders in the face after 70 days of brutal fighting in Malaya and Singapore. Once known as an “impregnable fortress” of the British Empire, Singapore was about to fall. Enter the Battlebox command center and investigate the momentous decision to surrender the city to the Japanese, marking the beginning of the end of the British Empire and the start of Singapore's darkest chapter. Take an English-language guided tour of the museum to learn the causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history.”
Very informative and good format where get a summary and can then revisit rooms of interest.
Climb aboard a mini Segway and learn how to operate the personal transporter to glide with ease to some of Singapore's best viewing points in the Marina Bay area. See the state-of-the-art Singapore Sports Hub and continue towards the iconic Marina Bay Sands resort. Get amazing views of some of the most famous landmarks, including the National Indoor Stadium, Tanjong Rhu Bridge and Geylang Park Connector connecting Gardens by the Bay to Tanjong Rhu Promenade. Glide to the less-frequented Bay East Garden, admire the Marina Barrage dam and cruise by The Esplanade. See the giant Ferris wheel known as the Singapore Flyer up close. Take stunning photos with the help of your guides and at no additional cost. Enjoy the breeze as you hear interesting stories about the culture of Singapore along the way.
The Segway tour was easy to book on line and meeting instructions very clear. Josh was our tour guide and we had a great time. Due to Coronavirus restrictions on travel Singapore pretty quiet so there were just the two of us on the tour. Josh took a short video of us and plenty of pictures incorporating some of the famous sites. There was no extra charge for this and the pictures are great. Found mini Segway easier to handle than the larger Segway I have used before. Overall a great tour and well worth the money.
Following pick-up from your hotel in Singapore, embark on a journey to Night Safari Singapore. See a myriad of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, in their natural habitat under subtle moonglow lighting. Roam the jungle in the complete safety and comfort of a Tram, which takes you through the East and West Loop. Pass by a large reservoir and weave through selected habitats designed specifically to replicate the natural environment from the Himalayan Foothills to the Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontinent. Let the guide take you on a walking trail to view some animals at close quarters. There will also be an opportunity to catch either the Thumbuakar performance of fire-eating skills or choose to add on a buffet dinner of local favourites and international cuisine at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. Your night safari journey ends with transfer back...
Great place to visit and fantastic guides. We booked the visit with the meal included as we where not sure what time the trip finished. The meal was great brilliant choice of food from a wide selection. We where left to do what we wanted to do after the train ride which was great.
Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive. At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy. After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods. The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyway...
Overall a very good trip. However the hotel restaurant wasn’t what we expected. It was a Chinatown experience, and that wasn’t it.
Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Singapore and its river while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve the case of a mysterious murder while exploring beautiful scenery and famous landmarks. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites like The Fullerton Hotel and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Admire the stunning murals of the Coleman Bridge, see one of the tallest skyscrapers at Raffles Place, and discover where creativity meets history at The Arts House. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your ...
Explore Singapore with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose a 2, 3 or 4-hour private tour option. Meet your local at your accommodation to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable making your way around the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you’ll have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around. Please contact the local partner if you’d like to have a private car included in the tour.
Having a tour to suit ones own requirements when you are new to a city is excellent. To top that my guide Nicolas was so knowledgable and a great friendly personality.
Set in one of the most beautiful wildlife environments in the world, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. At the zoo they roam freely in their near-natural habitats, separated from visitors only by moats and wooden fencing. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orangutan habitat in a zoo. With this activity, you will get picked up from your hotel in the morning and head to the Singapore Zoo. You can walk around the zoo or use the tram to rest your feet and enjoy the views. Impressive exhibits include the white tiger, Asian elephant, pygmy hippo, free-ranging orangutan, otter, sun bear, and proboscis monkey. In addition, there are shows and feedings, a waterfall aviary, a bird park, a wet play area, animal rides, and a tropical animal-themed slide and spray shack in the superb waterpark. All this this amounts t...
On time Pick-Up, services delivered as promised, and drop off also as promised. Would do it again with this operator!
Discover the real Singapore on this 20-kilometer route through the city by bike. Visit a typical residential town and market to watch people go about their daily lives. Eat like a Singaporean, sampling local snacks and drinks at a “coffee shop”. See old and new public housing, as well as multi-million dollar riverfront homes. Then, meander alongside the Singapore River, where trade brought to life a sleepy village town in the 1800s. See historically important landmarks, such as the 100-year-old fire station, museums, and places of worship. Of course, you’ll pay homage to the statue of Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Learn how WWII affected Singapore, and see monuments that honor those who suffered. You’ll get to understand the melting pot of people from all over the world who call Singapore home. Finally, fast forward to the present and admire the u...
Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Explore the city by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of two national Monuments - the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall. Make a photo stop here and view these magnificent buildings up close (weather permitting). Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion, part fish! Next, it's on to Thian Hock Keng Temple: one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Singapore Botanic Gardens and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display o...
it was a nice and quick way to explore the city it would have been nice to have a little bit longer to take pictures and explore around the merlion but its still an amazing experience all the same
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Very entertaining discovery tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Battlebox is in a good state of maintenance and displays are informative.
The place is very well preserved, and the guide very informative. You get a real sense of the situation in WW2. Highly recommended.
Worth doing it and would recommend anyone to let Jeff guide the bike route. Jeff is a professional and well informed of the sites.
Really enjoyed the tour, found it super interesting with an engaging tour guide so definitely recommend a visit.
Very informative and good format where get a summary and can then revisit rooms of interest.