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Strolled through Historical Military Landmarks at the Labrador Park

Labrador Battery 6-inch-gun-barrel

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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My Battlebox Experience at Fort Canning

The Battlebox

On 8 February 1942, the first Japanese troops landed in Singapore via the northwestern coastline. This marked the beginning of the Battle of Singapore between Allied (mainly British Commonwealth) and Japanese forces. After a week of intense fighting, the British Lieutenant General Arthur E. Percival surrendered Singapore to the Japanese forces under the command of

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