Former Ford Factory

A historical building, Former Ford Factory was the site where the British surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. It currently houses a permanent exhibition gallery showcasing the memories and reflections of the hardships faced by those who lived through the darkest years during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. Developed by the National Archives of Singapore, the permanent exhibition, ‘Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies’ showcases first hand oral history accounts, archival records and other primary documents from those who have survived during the Occupation. Events leading up to the British surrender, life during the three years and eight months under Japanese rule and the return of British administration in 1945 are also featured.

Former Ford Factory

351 Upper Bukit Timah Road,

Singapore 588192

Tel: 6462 6724 




Opening Hours

Monday - Saturdays:

9.00am – 5.30pm


12.00pm – 5.30pm

Admission Charges

Admission: $3

Free admission for:

All Children under 6

Singaporeans and permanent residents

Singapore student pass holders

Museum Roundtable members

Free admission to all on Open House Day

Getting There

MRT: Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi

Bus: 67, 75, 170, 171, 173, 178, 184, 961