In Feb 1942... A battlefield walk with Beng (11 Feb 2018, 9.00 am)
Old Japanese Headquarters - Picture Credit: Claire Leow
The Battlefield tour
The battle was truly joined.
Men on both sides, firing. Men on both sides, dying.
Do you remember the Fall of Singapore?
Do you remember the smell of fear, the sounds of battle, the spoils of war?
In Singapore, you do not need to travel far to find a battlefield - they fought everywhere. And on this Sunday walk, come with Beng as he walks from Sime Road to Mt Pleasant following the trail one of the last battles fought before the fall of Singapore. Listen to stories of men who waited for the enemy, men who knew their time was up, men who did not want to surrender.... but in the end, they did. The walk ends in Mt Pleasant, but Beng will walk back to Kheam Hock Road if there are any who chose to park near Bukit Brown Cemetery.
Meeting point is the bus stop opposite SICC at 9am on 11th. near the pedestrian bridge spanning over Lornie Road near Sime Road entering Bukit Brown, opposite the SICC traffic light. See map below.
Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / mosquito repellent.
Please wear covered footwear.
REGISTRATION: You may register for up to 2 pax. Please note as spaces are limited to 25, please make sure you and your companions can attend and inform us early for cancellations as this tour is highly popular.
The size is kept small for safety reasons and for ideal interaction.
Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour, you understand and accept that you must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, you agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward).
The route is not difficult, still good hardy footwear is highly recommended and depending on the weather it can be hot, so please wear sunscreen, a hat is advisable and plenty of drinking water. Be prepared as well for rain, bring umbrella and ponchos and Beng will assess whether the tour will continue should it get too heavy and there is lightning.
About WW 2 at Bukit Brown
On Feb 15, 1942, Singapore fell just one week after Japanese forces landed. As they headed down south, fierce battles were fought in the Adam Park area and the fighting extended to Bukit Brown, then known as Cemetery Hill.
“On the evening of 14th February 1942, the rolling hills of the Bukit Brown Cemetery were suddenly engulfed in a barrage of flame and fire. It appeared like scene from Dante’s ‘Inferno’. ”
This is your chance to brush up on your history. Beng will take you through the paces. Don’t miss his energetic retracing of the movements on both sides, as we commemorate the fallen. You will be expected to do some walking in the sun, so wear good walking shoes and bring snacks and water.
- The event description was updated. Diff#313682 2018-02-05 00:38:56
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
- Venue Address
- pedestrian overhead bridge at Lornie Rd / Sime Rd - Opposite SICC Singapore
Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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