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Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies

351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the theme of discrimination in the exhabition, I was surprised there was a $3 charge for "foreigners" and Singaporean-born entered free. If you visit you with see the emphasise on class, education and caste as the basis for segregation and death. I was born...More

Thank Swimsteve
Reviewed 5 October 2017

For those who are interested in the Singapore war years, this visit completes the military tour. Located at the original site of the British surrender this small museum covers Singapore's pre through to post war struggles pre independence. They do conduct tours during the day...More

Thank 956Dave
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The ford factory is a relic from the world war 2 period when Japanese took over Singapore. Good for those who want to know more about the period right before the war, how the Britain army surrender to Jap, and the short period after. There...More

Thank Louis O
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is the former Ford factory which had been set up by Henry Ford in the late Thirties which ended up being the site where the surrender to the Japanese forces was officially signed in February 1942. To get there, take the MRT to Hillview...More

2  Thank The_Coach55
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The museum formally known as the Syonan Gallery had to change its name because of complaints from local residents. Two main galleries one focused on the war includes the room where General Percival surrendered. The second looks at post war Singapore. Do not miss the...More

Thank infoexpertx
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

There are a number of museums that look at the Japanese Invasion and its aftermath, but this one covers the whole time the best. It's only 3 dollars to get in too, which was nice.

Thank skirza
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Most visitors to Singapore do not get to hear about this attraction (perhaps because it is off the beaten track), which is actually one of the more interesting museums in Singapore, especially if you are a WWII buff. As with all such things in Singapore,...More

Thank Ulysses S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This place is out of the way but definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the history of Singapore. It has a large amount of WW11 memorabilia and exhibits all set out in chronological order. At many points you can listen to audio of...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very educational but would be good if the signages and explanations could come in Chinese and other local languages.

Thank bluebellas
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Ford Factory was where General Percival surrendered to General Yamashita. The boardroom in which the surrender was negotiated has been preserved. The building is now a museum covering the Japanese occupation of Singapore in the Second World War. It covers the life of Singapore...More

1  Thank AlandeWalden
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Response from toptraveller14 | Reviewed this property |
Its free, though donations are appreciated, its well worth it.
17 April 2015|
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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.