World War II; Bukit Chandu; Battlefield Tour 07

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Published on June 24, 2007

Author: Amancidaty



History Project

WORLD WAR II Battlefield Tour 2007

Fall of Singapore The fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army on February 15th 1942 is considered one of the greatest defeats in the history of the British Army and Britain’s worst defeat in World War II. The Japanese insisted Lieutenant-General Percival march under a white flag to the Old Fort Motor Factory in Bukit Timah to negotiate the surrender.

SYONAN - TO Singapore suffered the syonan for 3 years & 8 months. The Japanese renamed S’pore SYONAN-TO (Light of the South Island).The people in Singapore are to learn Japanese and those who are against them were strictly punished. After the occupation, where the Japanese surrender, (Which 2 bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki .) Singapore found its Independence on that day.


The word Chandu is Opium. It tells the tale of the battle of Pasir Panjang, 14th February 1942 when 1,400 brave soldiers from the Malay Regiment chose to fight to their death against 13,000 Japanese soldiers.

THE HEROES Lieutenant Adnan Bin Saidi is one of the Hero in World War II, he was in the Malay regiment and was proud of his uniform and he refuses to surrender and urged his men to fight until the end. The battle was lost, Adnan was tied to a cherry tree and bayoneted to death.

There is a gallery which shows the : Defence of Malaya, The Malay Regiment, Troops employment in western sector,

There is a gallery which shows the :

Defence of Malaya,

The Malay Regiment,

Troops employment in western sector,

The Japanese use bicycles to travel down Malayan Peninsula. The bicycles each carries the soldier’s personal equipment and food rations. They were able to move faster than expected compared to the withdrawing Allied Forces.

Bukit Chandu Learning Room Experiencing the life of a soldier...… This picture was drawn by a child showing his father killed by a Japanese soldier... >>>

Signing of Instrument The Japanese surrendered. General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander.

Credits to Bukit Chandu Website , Wikipedia , Google

Done by : Amanda Yoke Qing Rina Amelia Hui Ting

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