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Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies

351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
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"interesting pieces"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having taken the Battle box tour, we proceeded to the place where the surrender actually took place. Very interesting and extremely well air conditioned (shawls provided if needed!)

Thank nicstel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A informative museum dealing with the japanese occupation of singapore by japan. Located in the old ford factory (site of the british surrender)

Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff have defintly done their homework however my family and i recived a very anit British feel and felt they did not accuretly show all sides of the war, of course we are open to learn but i did leave feeling a little uncomfrotable...

Thank Elise G
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Surviving the Japanese occupation is a war monument made in singapore in memorial of the surrender of the british army to the Japanese army. Travelling to this place need usage of metro line or buses along with some walking. A small fee is charged as...More

1  Thank drn85
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Given the theme of discrimination in the exhabition, I was surprised there was a $3 charge for "foreigners" and Singaporean-born entered free. If you visit you with see the emphasise on class, education and caste as the basis for segregation and death. I was born...More

Thank Swimsteve
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

For those who are interested in the Singapore war years, this visit completes the military tour. Located at the original site of the British surrender this small museum covers Singapore's pre through to post war struggles pre independence. They do conduct tours during the day...More

Thank 956Dave
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The ford factory is a relic from the world war 2 period when Japanese took over Singapore. Good for those who want to know more about the period right before the war, how the Britain army surrender to Jap, and the short period after. There...More

Thank Louis O
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is the former Ford factory which had been set up by Henry Ford in the late Thirties which ended up being the site where the surrender to the Japanese forces was officially signed in February 1942. To get there, take the MRT to Hillview...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The museum formally known as the Syonan Gallery had to change its name because of complaints from local residents. Two main galleries one focused on the war includes the room where General Percival surrendered. The second looks at post war Singapore. Do not miss the...More

Thank infoexpertx
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

There are a number of museums that look at the Japanese Invasion and its aftermath, but this one covers the whole time the best. It's only 3 dollars to get in too, which was nice.

Thank skirza
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Jillianta
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Response from toptraveller14 | Reviewed this property |
Its free, though donations are appreciated, its well worth it.
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Ian724
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Response from JaneyWard1960 | Reviewed this property |
It's self guided, you really don't need a guide at all. It well set out and eSy to understand. Go at your own pace and time.
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