The Dark Years: World War II & Singapore under Japanese Occupation
 

These World War II tours are joint programmes with The Changi Museum, an associate company.

Topics / Skills

  • Complements learning of the Fall of Singapore and Occupation Years chapters
  • Pre-tour talk and video provides comprehensive understanding (optional)
  • Wreath-laying ceremony at Kranji War Cemetery (optional)
  • Itinerary can include two of more of the following sites:
    • The Changi Museum
    • Battle Box
    • Kranji War Cemetery
    • Johore Battery
    • Labrador Park and Secret Tunnels
    • Memories at Old Ford Factory
    • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
    • Changi Beach & Massacre Site

Recommended for Primary 5 & 6

The Battlefield Study Tour™ (with talk, video and wreath-laying ceremony)

In this comprehensive tour about the defence and fall of Singapore during the Second World War, students will understand the key strategic issues that led to Singapore’s surrender on 15 February 1942. Students will walk the ground and be exposed to the actual terrain on which battles were fought during Singapore’s fall to the Japanese.

  • Complements learning of ‘World War II & the Fall of Singapore’ and ‘The Occupation Years’ chapters
  • Pre-tour talk & video for comprehensive understanding (optional)
  • Wreath-laying ceremony at Kranji War Cemetery
  • Deepens understanding of current defence strategy and the need for Total Defence
  • Appreciate factors that led to the fall of Singapore
  • Learn about life in captivity for POWs and civilian internees
  • Be inspired by stories of uncommon valour and sacrifice

‘Syonan-to’: Singapore – The Dark Years™

  • Complements learning of ‘World War II & the Fall of Singapore’ and ‘The Occupation Years’ chapters
  • Learn about daily life under the Japanese Occupation
  • Listen to stories about the horrors of war, including Operation Sook Ching
  • Appreciate sacrifices made by our forefathers during the dark years

Exploring Changi in World War II™

  • Complements learning of ‘World War II & the Fall of Singapore’ and ‘The Occupation Years’ chapters
  • Understand Changi’s military significance
  • Witness the lives of POWs during the war, and learn about life in captivity
  • Explore the Changi Museum and hear moving stories of courage and strength in adversity