One of those that serve as a reminder here of its painful past is Reflections at Bukit Chandu.
|Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore|
Originally used to house senior British officers at the turn of the 20th century, Reflections at Bukit Chandu has been restored and now is used as a WWII interpretive center.
|Mural depicting the battle at Bukit Chandu|
Gallant statues of soldiers welcome visitors to the site; garbed in military uniforms and artillery, posed ready for battle.
|Ready for battle|
Inside one can see various photographs, maps, and artifacts covering the history of WWII in Malaya. Documentaries and other witness accounts from survivors make visitors feel the pain of this dark period.
|Bike used by a soldier|
The center's interactive and remarkable displays truly makes history come alive.
We are indeed a lucky generation, having experienced no major wars (so far). But it should not be our excuse for not knowing this dark history, if only to prevent events like this from happening again.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu
31-K Pepys Road S(118458)
T +65 6375 2510
Please visit the Reflections at Bukit Chandu website (click here for the site) for more information on operating hours and ticketing prices.
Planning to visit? Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.