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  • Former Command House

    Command House

    The stately Former Command House's role in Singapore’s military history was of paramount importance, especially at the dawn of the Second World War in Asia in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

    Category
    Architecture, War, National History
  • The Battle Box

    The Battle Box

    The underground bunker, constructed in the late 1930s, was the largest underground military operations complex in Singapore and part of the British Far East Command Headquarters during World War II.

    Category
    Defence, War
  • Fort Siloso

    Fort Siloso

    Built in the 1880s as part of a ring of British fortresses guarding the Singapore harbour, Fort Siloso is the sole surviving coastal fort. Over 100 years old, the fort stands as an important window to our colonial past and a poignant reminder of the war years.

    Category
    Defence, War
  • Former Ford Factory

    Memories at Old Ford Factory

    The Former Ford Factory was Ford Motor Company’s first Southeast Asian car assembly plant. Today, it is a prominent historical and architectural landmark, most remembered as the site where the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942.

    Category
    Defence, War
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu

    Reflections at Bukit Chandu

    Set amidst the lush greenery of Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill), Reflections is a World War II centre developed and managed by the National Archives of Singapore. Past meets present here as visitors unfold Singapore’s place in World War II history.

    Category
    Defence, War
  • The Changi Museum

    The Changi Museum

    The Changi Museum is dedicated to the Prisoners-Of-War (POWs) and civilian internees who were incarcerated in Singapore during World War II. The museum honours the memory of many who faced adversity with spirit and commitment. It inspires visitors with stories of courage and sacrifice.

    Category
    Defence, War
  • Former Ford Factory

    Former Ford Factory (now Memories at Old Ford Factory)

    As Ford Motor Company’s first automobile assembly plant in Southeast Asia, this building bore witness to the booming manufacturing industry in Singapore in the twentieth century. The building is also remembered as the location where the British unconditionally surrendered Singapore to the Japanese in 1942.

    Category
    War, Architecture, National History
  • Battle at Adam Park

    Adam Park Battle

    Adam park estate was the site of intense fighting between British forces and the invading Japanese army in February 1942, in the last days before the British surrendered Singapore.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja, together with Syonan Chureito (a Japanese war memorial in Bukit Batok), was built in 1942 in memory of the Japanese soldiers who died fighting in the invasion of Singapore. It was named after Singapore, which was known as Syonan-To (“Light of the South”) during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The Shinto shrine hosted ceremonies commemorating significant events — such as New Year’s Day and the Japanese Emperor’s birthday — until it was destroyed after the Second World War. Today, remnants of the shrine are covered in vegetation in the MacRitchie Catchment Area.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Changi Murals

    Changi Murals

    The Changi Murals, located at Block 151 of Changi Camp (Martlesham Road), were symbols of the hope and faith of Prisoners-of-War (POW) interred in the camp during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The five murals, depicting scenes from the Bible, were painted by a British bombardier, Stanley Warren, who was a POW. As paint was not readily available then, Warren improvised by using materials such as camouflage paint and chalk. The murals were restored by Warren in December 1963, July 1982 and May 1988.

    Category
    War, National History
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