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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Loved this place, it's a bit out of the way we took a taxi there but getting back was a bit of an adventure. A complete bargain at $3, it is at time harrowing to read and listen to people's personal accounts of Singapore during...More

2  Thank Little W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum not long after it opened. It opened on February 15th - 75 years after the British in Singapore surrendered to the Japanese. The actual room where general Percival surrendered is there with movies of the actual surrender screening on the wall....More

Thank mozartandmonty
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was very eerie to stand in the room where the British surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 while the newsreel footage of the events played on the wall above the table and chairs where the participants gathered on that fateful day. The rest of...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This museum covers Singapore during WW II, and also history/rebuild after the war. It is not really on the beaten track of museums here & is kind of in the suburbs. This was absolutely well worth the visit, particularly if you are interested either in...More

1  Thank C_B_Sydney_40
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I knew that the British surrender of Singapore during the 2nd World War took place here, what I didn't know, was that the original building was still here. Inside you visit the actual room where General Percival signed the surrender papers. Other items of a...More

1  Thank copperiw
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very nice guide she was explaining a lot to us ( no charge for the guide) 3 dollar entry fee only. A lot of objects, newspapers, papers pictures etc explaining a lot about the factory and the japanes occupation. Visit the room were the british...More

1  Thank RITA Z
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What does it cost to get in.
3 June 2015|
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Response from toptraveller14 | Reviewed this property |
Its free, though donations are appreciated, its well worth it.
Is there more than one guided tour a day and at what time are they
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.