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  • Sook Ching Inspection Centre

    Sook Ching Inspection Centre

    This site marks one of many temporary registration centres set up by the Kempeitai (Japanese Military Police) to screen anti-Japanese Chinese.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Sentosa Beach

    Sentosa Beach

    Surrendered British gunners awaiting Japanese interment on Siloso Battery saw human bodies floating in Keppel Harbour and a number of these washed ashore on Pulau Blakang Mati (today's Sentosa Island). These 300-bullet ridden corpses were Sook Ching victims whose bodies had drifted over after being shot at sea or executed at other beach sites.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Indian National Army Memorial

    Indian National Army Memorial

    This World War Two plaque was erected in 1995 to mark the site of the original Memorial, dedicated to the "unknown warrior" of the INA and to the other INA members who were involved and killed in the fighting in Burma.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Bukit Batok Memorials

    Bukit Batok Memorials

    Two memorials, one for the Japanese soldiers and the other for Allied Soldiers sat on top on this hill-top. The former was Syonan Chureito, built by 500 Allied Prisoners of War while the latter was a wooden cross that stood behind.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Labrador Battery

    Labrador Battery

    This is one of the surviving gun emplacements in Singapore today. The battery has two 6” 16-ton guns facing south, which aided the Malay Regiment in the Battle for Pasir Panjang by firing high explosive shells at the advancing Japanese troops along the coast.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Battle at Bukit Timah

    Bukit Timah Battle

    One of the fiercest military encounters during WWII took place here as the Bukit Timah area held strategic and tactical importance to the Japanese and the British. This site marks Percival's final defence of southern Singapore against the Japanese invaders from the north on 8 February 1942.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Sarimbun Beach Landing

    Sarimbun Beach Landing

    Following the loss of Malaya to the Japanese, northwestern Singapore became the initial battleground between the Allied Army and the Japanese and this was one of the sites in the battle for Singapore. The 22nd Australian Brigade had to cover the northwestern coastline but were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces within two hours of the attack due to the latter's numerical superiority.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Battle at Kranji Beach

    Kranji Beach Battle

    Kranji Beach Battle was one of the battles in the defence of Northwestern Singapore between the Australian 22nd Brigade and the Japanese Imperial Guards Division.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Battle at Pasir Panjang

    Pasir Panjang Battle

    The Battle at Pasir Panjang, where the harbour and British military depots were the coveted gains, marked one of the last battles for Singapore. It lasted from 12 to 14 February 1942.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Havelock Road Camp / River Valley Road Camp

    Havelock Road Camp / River Valley Road Camp

    The area bounded by River Valley Road and Havelock Road was occupied by Prisoner-of-War (POW) camps during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The Havelock Road/River Valley Road camps comprised groups of dilapidated attap huts which housed thousands of POWs. The camps were mainly run by the POWs themselves and were said to enjoy privileges other camps did not have, especially in the early stages of the occupation, such as having a Roman Catholic chapel and a small library. The POWs were also dispatched from the two camps to clean up and repair war-torn parts of the city, including the badly bombed Chinatown area.

    Category
    War, National History
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