Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies, Singapore

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The monumental Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies is not only the site of the city’s first manufacturer of Henry Ford’s automobiles in the early 20th century; it is also historically significant to the nation’s World War II efforts and struggles. Head here to be in the same space where the British formally surrendered to the Japanese, who went on to occupy Singapore in a brutal regime that lasted three years from 1942 to 1945. Survey the collection of memories, reflections, and artifacts that speak of the darkest, but also most resilient and brave period in modern Singaporean history. Use our Singapore trip builder website to add Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies and other attractions to your Singapore vacation plans.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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