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Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies

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351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

My colleagues (plus spouses, friends) and I hiked from Bukit Gombak MRT to Little Guilin, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Shonan Chureito World War 2 memorial and arrived here as a stopover before continuing to Old Bukit Timah Railway Station. This is a great place to...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is the location for the surrender of the British army to Japanese invasion in 1942. The Art Deco architecture is very interesting but only a small faction of the site survived. The rest is sold for real estate development. The museum itself is run...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

To fully understand colonial history, the fall of Singapore and the aftermath, you must spend at least 2 hours, preferably with a local guide. Our guide was charming, entertaining and knowledgeable. You will come away wiser!

Thank Basil503
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Last time we were in Singapore this museum was undergoing renovation and was closed, so it was on my list of places to see this time we were there. Well worth going if you are interested in Singapore's turbulent times during WW II. There are...More

Thank William N
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This museum is divided into two sections, the first covering the pre war planning for the defence of Malay and Singapore, the Japanese invasion, the subsequent surrender and the effect that it had on the POWs and people of Singapore. The second section covers the...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah was the site of the British surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. The site has been converted to an excellent interactive museum which covers the lead up to Japan entering the war and the battle for...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This museum may have been renamed to The Old Ford Factory or The Former Ford Factory. The principal reason to visit this museum to to see the actual location where the surrender documents were signed by the British. The room itself has a mix of...More

Thank mtrodgers99
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Went here in February 2018. As history is always written by the victors, I did not expect too much when visiting this museum. However, I was positively surprised of the balanced view. Most history books and museums are all about the "good" and "bad" guys,...More

Thank 倉口
Reviewed 21 February 2018

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
Reviewed 29 January 2018 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)

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Response from toptraveller14 | Reviewed this property |
Its free, though donations are appreciated, its well worth it.
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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.