Changi Chapel & Museum

Singapore Changi Chapel & Museum

A couple of weeks ago, I revisited the Changi Chapel and Museum. The first time I visited the Changi Chapel and Museum was by chance and that was more than ten years ago. I happened to stop by the cafe next to the Chapel for brunch after a business meeting at Changi and visited the […]

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Strolled through Historical Military Landmarks at the Labrador Park

Labrador Battery machine-gun-post

Soon after Stamford Raffles established Singapore as a trading post for the East India Company, one of his first concerns was the defence against Dutch attacks. Fort Pasir Panjang (today’s Labrador Park) twinned with Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island to defend the western passageway into the New Harbour (renamed Keppel Harbour).  During the 1942 Battle of […]

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Reflections at Bukit Chandu – The Battle of Pasir Panjang Ridge

Reflection at Bukit Chandu

On 13 February 1942, the Japanese attacked the Pasir Panjang Ridge, a key location leading to the Allied forces’ main ammunition magazine, main ordinance depot, the Alexandra Military Hospital and other military installations. The Malay Regiment who defended the area put up a strong resistance but was eventually overwhelmed by the superior numbers and weapons of the […]

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