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Battle for Singapore 2016

The Battle for Singapore 2016 will commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Through a series of activities such as World War II guided tours, Museum Roundtable special programmes and public talks, participants will learn more about historical significance of World War II sites such as Adam Park, Mount Imbiah and the Pasir Panjang Ridge, where many fierce battles against the Japanese forces took place as well as stories of Singaporeans’ experience and resilience in the face of adversity. 

For queries, please email nhb-battle-sg@nhb.gov.sg.


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National Museum of Singapore

WW II History Gallery Guided tour*
By Museum Volunteers
English Language | 14, 21, 28 Feb | 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Mandarin Language | 14 Feb | 2:00pm
Free

No registration required

Museum Volunteers will do special guided tours which begin from the WW II section of the History Gallery. Come and find out more about the WW II history of Singapore.

*Regular admission charges to the galleries apply. Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

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Singapore Discovery Centre

Lest We Forget – A Special Total Defence Day Trail
12 Mar | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
$15/pax; Family/Group Package available

Registration via Singapore Discovery Centre’s Main ticketing counter or via email to publicprogrammes@sdc.com.sg

Join us with your loved ones on a special Total Defence Day (TDD) Trail that invites you to reflect on our war experience and discover how far Singapore has come as a nation. Tour highlights include a guided tour by an army veteran who will bring you through the Army Museum of Singapore, the Reflections at Bukit Chandu interpretative centre and the Kranji War Memorial.

For more information please contact Ms Hayati Abdullah at publicprogrammes@sdc.com.sg.

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Army Museum of Singapore

Special Exhibition  - Our Army, Our Nation's Strength*
23 Feb – 31 Jul 16  |  10:00am – 6:00pm

Embark on a journey to understand the 15 Formations of Our Army contributing towards operations readiness, the Army’s core values, as well as training, responsibilities and roles. Visitors get to test out their strength, endurance, dexterity, agility and mental ability by trying out the various activity stations. Learn about jungle survival facts, skills such as building a shelter, starting a survival fire or collecting food and water.

Activity - Tile Painting: Together We Make Singapore Strong
13 & 14, 20 & 21 Feb |  11:00am – 5:00pm
Free

No registration required

Love to paint? Try your hand at tile painting and share with us through colours and art, your idea of how together as a people, we can make Singapore strong. Pick up your brushes and start painting away!

Activity - “Be A Soldier”
13 & 14, 20 & 21 Feb  | 11:00am – 5:00pm
Free

No registration required

Calling all young soldiers! Come try on our kid-sized Army uniforms prepared just for you. In addition, props will be provided. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on the Army Museum of Singapore Facebook page!

*Regular admission charges to the galleries apply. Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

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Battlebox

Sneak Preview: A Story of Strategy and Surrender
The Battlebox Tour
13 – 28 Feb | 9:45am (Tue – Sun), 11:00am (Tue – Sun), 1.30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm#
$15/adult; $8/child aged 7 - 12; Free for child below age 6 if accompanied by adult
BSG Special Price for 4pm tours: $7.50/adult; $4/child

Registration is required via www.battlebox.com.sg

An underground command centre for Malaya Command, Battlebox will open its doors daily for a sneak preview of its guided tours through the bunkers, where the momentous decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was made. For a limited time, Battlebox is offering its last tour time slot of each day at half price. Visit www.battlebox.com.sg for terms and conditions.


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Tickets for the last guided tour are sold at half price.  

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The Changi Museum

Singapore's Dark Years, 1942-1945
13, 17, 18, 19 Feb | 11:00am
BSG Special Price: $6/pax

Registration will be done before the start of the tour.

To mark the 74th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, The Changi Museum is glad to announce that the in-house guided tours will be offered to the public at half price. The tour is an informative, carefully designed tour for visitors to learn about the Fall of Singapore, the Japanese Occupation and experiences of prisoners of war. The tour will bring the visitors through the entire museum and the chapel at the centre courtyard of the museum.

Come and take this opportunity to take part in this tour and understand a dark but important chapter in Singapore's history. Visit Changi Museum's website at changimuseum.sg for more details.