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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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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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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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Shalom! Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Memorial

Yad Vashem

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. The day before we flew back to Singapore, we spent the morning at Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre. Yad Vashem is established in 1953 as the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, a genocide in which

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Bye Taiwan!

228 Peace Park

My final day in Taiwan before catching evening flight back.  Had breakfast at the local eatery near Sheraton.  Walked past a church, walked through the Taiwan National University Hospital, then chanced upon 2/28 Peace Park. 二二八和平公園   2/28 Peace Park On 27 Feb 1947, an agent from the Government Monopoly Bureau found a 40-year old woman, surnamed Lin,

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