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  • Lim Bo Seng


    Lim Bo Seng is a war hero who fought to reclaim Malaya and Singapore back from the Japanese during World War II. A loyal Chinese patriot and freedom fighter, he sacrificed his life at a young age of 35 during the war.

  • Lieutenant Adnan and the Battle of Bukit Chandu


    One of the last great battles of the Japanese invasion took place on 14 February 1942, fought by the brave soldiers of the Malay Regiment.

  • Dalforce: Dalley's Desperadoes


    One of the military units that defended Singapore from the Japanese was a group of Chinese volunteers with barely any training or weapons.

  • A Time to Remember

    WWII veterans

    Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, photographer Nicky Loh meets four survivors who have lived through the trying times of the war, and captures vignettes of their stories.

  • Why We Should Remember WWII

    WWII Remember

    What’s Up, Singapore’s newspaper for students, asked Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng about World War 2. Why is it important that today’s young Singaporeans know about events 75 years ago?

  • World War II

    Japanese Troops landing in Singapore

    World War II in Singapore began on 8 December 1941, when Japanese planes dropped the first bombs on the island, killing 61 and injuring 133 people. Sensing the nation’s vulnerability and lack of defence preparations by the British, Japanese Troops began their invasion from the north in Malaya and eventually reached the shores of Singapore on 8 February 1942.

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