Battle for Singapore 2017

HISSOC, in collaboration with the National Heritage Board, conducted guided tours for the public at Kent Ridge Park, in the Pasir Panjang Trail as part of the Battle for Singapore initiative. The tours fell on three dates: 18 February, 25 February and 4 March.

While traversing the park, tour participants were told about the reasons for the Japanese invasion, the order of battle in Malaya and Singapore, the Battle for Pasir Panjang itself, the aftermath of the battle and this ended at Reflections at Bukit Chandu where a member of the SAF Veterans’ League brought them on a tour of the Interpretative Centre.

We hope all participants have enjoyed their tour and learnt more about the defence of Singapore as well as the bravery of the Malay Regiment. A big Thank You to all docents who volunteered their weekends to rehearse and conduct the tours; we couldn’t have done this without you! We hope to see you again as docents next year! :D

Here are some pictures of our docents in action:


Alvina explaining the Battle of Malaya
Joshua detailing the Battle of Singapore in its initial stages
Joshua bringing us through the order of battle at Pasir Panjang Ridge
Megan wrapping up the tour at Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Swee Yik elaborating on the Battle of Pasir Panjang Ridge
Samuel explaining the origins of the Pacific War
Joshua explaining the significance of Pasir Panjang Road
Visual representations of British and Japanese forces
Madeline introducing Kent Ridge Park to the tour participants
Douglas expounding on the differences between British and Japanese troops
Kelly concluding the tour before handing over to a SAF Veteran


Once again, HISSOC would like to thank the organising committee and docents for helping make this event(s) a success!

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) History Society is a student-run organization that aims to encourage an interest for history among NUS students and members of the public. Its members include all History majors and other NUS students interested in history. Regular projects that aim to engage NUS students include writing and editorial opportunities at the Society’s publication Mnemozine, career development programmes as well as welfare activities. NUS History Society is a student society under the Office of Student Affairs, National University of Singapore.

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