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“You will cry!”

Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Ranked #117 of 804 things to do in Singapore
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Singapore
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“You will cry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

Really a place for you to cry. I came with my students and watched the video on leftenan Adnan, they cried! It is so touching and sad. I dropped a tear too as I controlled myself. If my students were not there, I would definitely need a hug.

Walk around the place and hear the stories. Really touching and sad. Made you wish there were no violence and wars at all! Oh God! Please make all the sufferings be gone!

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
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English first
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Take your hanky”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This place is tucked away but well worth the effort of getting to in a taxi. It's a llovely building which tells a really good story about Singapore history.

It's also very touching and humbling. Take some tissues if your prone to a rush of emotion.

It's really cheap to visit and totally worth some of your time. You won't forget what they tell you here even if you're not a history buff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

A quiet place hidden from view and not very well known. It is not easily accessible unless you have a car or unless you are exploring the Southern Ridges trail on foot.

It depicts the last stand of the Malay regiment who were volunteers defending that very area against the Japanese troops, fighting to the last man. Use of multimedia and interactive displays make history come alive although it is a small converted colonial house.

With a low admission fee of S$2 per adult, it is a good cool way to spend a bit of time commemorating the brave defenders of Singapore.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Nicely done, good location fantastic views and lovely remembrance of history

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Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very powerful museum presentation in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

This is a museum (part of the National Archives), devoted to the military story of the fall of Singapore in WWII and the efforts by the the Malay regiment to defend it. Some of the fighting took place nearby.

The building itself is a lovely old villa at the top of Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill), surrounded by greenery. Exhibits are excellent with good explanations in English. The video presentations on the ground floor are very good but the multi-media presentation upstairs is excellent - I recommend taking the time to see all of them.

The helpful staff will call a taxi for you if needed for the return journey.

Visited December 2011
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