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  • Changi Murals

    Changi Murals

    Murals on the walls of St Luke's Chapel in Changi Prisoner-of-War (POW) Camp during the Japanese Occupation (1942-5) were a symbol of hope and faith at a time of great suffering. Painted by Brigadier Stanley Warren, a bombardier of the 15 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, they depicted scenes from the Bible: Nativity, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection and St Paul in Prison.

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    War, National History
  • Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox

    Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox

    This pillbox was one of a network of pillboxes that provided overlapping and interlocking fields of fire to defend Flagstaff House(at 64 Sime Road, now a private residence), which was used as the Combined Operations Headquarters of the British Army and A

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    War, National History
  • Alexandra Hospital

    Alexandra Hospital

    Opened in 1940, the Alexandra Hospital (former British Military Hospital) served as the principal hospital for Britain’s Far East Command during World War II. The hospital was the most-advanced and best-equipped medical institution in Singapore and Malaya. Today, Alexandra Hospital is well-known for its extensive greenery and serene environment. Affectionately known as the “Hospital in a Garden,” Blocks 1, 2 and 6 of Alexandra Hospital were gazetted for conservation in 2014.

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    War, National History, Healthcare
  • Pasir Panjang Machine-Gun Pillbox

    Pasir Panjang Machine-Gun Pillbox

    This pillbox is located within the WWII defence sector of the 1st Malay Brigade. It was probably used by the Malay Regiment, in defence of Pasir Panjang Ridge against the advancing Japanese 18th Division troops.

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    War, National History
  • Jurong-Kranji Defence Line

    Jurong-Kranji Defence Line

    This was an arbitrary defence line from Kranji River to Jurong River, placed to check Japanese advance towards the city from the west.

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    War, National History
  • Kempeitai East District Branch

    Kempeitai East District Branch

    The original building, the YMCA, was used by the East Branch of the Kempeitai (Japanese Military Police) during the Japanese Occupation. Local anti-Japanese suspects were imprisoned and tortured for information here. The building was pulled down in 1981.

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    War, National History
  • Japanese Propaganda Department

    Japanese Propaganda Department

    Formerly housing the British Malaya Broadcasting Corporations before WWII, it was turned into a Japanese propaganda office during the Japanese Occupation. It was later also used by Lord Louis Mountbatten as the headquarters for the Japanese Surrender in 1945.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Punggol Beach Massacre

    Punggol Beach Massacre

    On 28 February 1942, some 400 Chinese Civilians, victims of the Sook Ching purge, were killed by the Japanese on this northeastern shore.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Changi Beach Massacre

    Changi Beach Massacre

    66 Chinese male civilians were killed by Japanese hojo kempei (auxiliary military police) firing squads at the water's edge on this stretch of Changi Beach on 20 February, 1942.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Sentosa Beach Massacre Site

    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
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