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BATTLEFIELD

The Second World War came to Malaya and Singapore on the 8th of December 1941.After Singapore fell on the 15th of February 1942, the island was renamed Syonan and it spent the next three years and seven months under the Japanese Occupation (1942–45). Visit a number of historic sites and events associated with the battle for Singapore and the Japanese occupation.

Attractions

Changi Chapel & Museum

Gain an insight into the memories and lives of both Prisoners of Wars (POWs) and civilian internees who survived the Japanese Occupation. The Changi Chapel is a symbolic replica of the original chapel found in the Changi Prison.

Battle Box

Battle Box at Fort Canning. It is a World War II underground bunker commend centre. It was used by the Allied force as a communication centre in the war against the Japanese in Malaya campaign in 1942 and it was where the momentous decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on the 15th of February 1942.

Kranji War Memorial & Commonwealth War Cemetery

Kranji War Memorial which is dedicated to the men and women from United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II, it comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery, and the Military Graves.

Former Ford Factory Museum

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies is a World War II exhibition presented by the National Archives of Singapore at the historic Former Ford Factory. This is the place where British forces surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. The exhibition presents the events and memories surrounding the British surrender, the Japanese Occupation and the legacies of the war.

Fort Siloso

The on-site military museum contains a treasure trove of WWII memorabilia, including coastal guns, the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels, as well as an interactive video documentary, complete with wax figures of Japanese & British soldiers at the Surrender Chambers. Enjoy the Towering 11-storeys high and stretching 181 meters long, Skywalk trail that provides guests with a scenic treetop trek on the way to Fort Siloso.

Labrador Nature Reserve

Part of The Southern Ridges, Labrador Nature Reserve is just the place for nature lovers and history buffs. A former British military base, its beginnings date back to the 19th century. Embark to learn about it’s history, and visit World War 11 relics such as a pill box, machine gun post and fort.

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