Defending the Island

Description of Programme

The Fall of Singapore was an important event to the British Empire. The "Defending the Island" tour brings out the sharp contrast of the horrors of war, the loss of life and suffering for combatants and the civilian population and the fragility of our current peacetime conditions with the fruit of Singapore’s material success. Singapore’s ongoing survival is dependent on so many factors and the role of our military is crucial in deterring real and potential aggression directed at our nation. Sites to be visited – Kranji War Memorial, Labrador Park, Singapore River Specific Learning Points • Kranji War Memorial brings out the reality of the devastation of war and lives lost. Participants will learn of many personal stories of real lives lost and heroic deeds undertaken • Importance of Singapore defending itself rather than relying on others. Importance of fighting spirit and resilience as demonstrated by many during the war • The elaborate static defences at Labrador Park facing the south are testament to the importance of planning and preparedness for war • 70 years on, Singapore’s economic success faces new and unknown challenges necessitating the need for Digital Defence, among others

Learning Objective / Total Defence Pillars

Military Defence
Economic Defence
Digital Defence


3.5 - 4 hrs

Session Timings

Morning Tour
9am to 1pm
Afternoon Tour
1pm to 5pm

Pricing (per participant)

$40 per participant

Terms and Conditions

Minimum 20 participants
Bookings accepted only in multiples of 20 pax
Two-way transportation included
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