Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour

Learn about the changing threats to Singapore’s peace and security and how our defence strategy has changed over the years on this free, volunteer-led tour.

Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour
Are we safe? How are we keeping Singapore, our home, safe against the backdrop of evolving security threats? What role can you play? Come with us on a journey through some of the key historical events that have shaped our defence strategy through the years and explore how you can play a part in keeping Singapore safe and secure.
Tour Details
Tour Availability
  • Total Defence Week
  • 2nd & 4th weekend of every month
Time Slots
  • 2:00pm, 4:00pm
  • 1 hour
  • Free
  • 5 years old and above
  • Up to 20 pax

*For group and corporate bookings, please contact: [email protected]

Tour Features
The Impact of the Japanese Occupation
What was life like during the Japanese Occupation? How was this dark past a sobering call to defend ourselves? How did it pave the way towards our fight for independence and lay the foundation of multiculturalism in our society? Learn more about this dark but significant part of our history and how it remains a poignant lesson today.
National Service Over the Years
National Service has been the bedrock of Singapore’s defence. When was National Service introduced and what has changed over the years? Is National Service still relevant today and how is it keeping up with times? Appreciate the continued importance of National Service and what we need to build the next-generation SAF.
Future-proofing Singapore’s Defence
How do the lessons of the past make us stronger and what can we do to ensure that Singapore is ready to tackle present and future threats? Reflect on the challenges that Singapore faces and how we can turn them into opportunities to ready ourselves for the future.
Terms and Conditions for Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour
  • The Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour is available during the weekends of June and December and during the special commemorative period for Total Defence Day.
  • The tour is around 60 minutes in duration and is limited to a maximum of twenty (20) persons (excluding guide) per tour.
  • Pre-booking for the tour is required to secure a time slot and is only available on the Singapore Discovery Centre’s website.
  • Please note that for non-Singaporeans / non-Permanent Residents, an admission ticket into the Permanent Exhibits Gallery must also be purchased for each participant of the guided tour.
  • Tours will commence on time. Hence, participants are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before the commencement of the tour for the verification of tickets and registration. The meeting point for this tour will be at the entrance of the Permanent Exhibits Gallery.
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Singapore Discovery Centre
510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365