A Singapore Municipal Council Water Department tag

This tag is a wartime relic. It belonged to a victim of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore.In February 1963, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) formed a Remains Disposal Committee to organise the excavation, recovery and burial of victims of ‘Operation Sook Ching’ (1942) and the Japanese Occupation (1942–1945) in Singapore. The excavations started in Chengdu Garden in Jurong on 23 February 1966, and ended in Jalan Puay Poon (presently the Bedok area) on 8 October 1966. In addition to personal effects, the excavations also led to the discovery of human remains, which were subsequently interred at the Civilian War Memorial along Beach Road.

Date/Period
1942
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H:5.9 x W:5.7 x D:0.8 cm
Accession No.
2008-05926
Material
Brass
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection