Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Explore Singapore!: World War II trek

The boardroom. In this boardroom, the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 Feb 1942.

On Yesterday.sg, be treated to more of the bite-sized video clips from Explore Singapore! series. This time, be treated to WWII related museums such as: the Fort Siloso, Memories at Old Ford Factory, Changi Museum and Reflections at Bukit Chandu.

Being interested in WWII history in this part of the world, I cannot help but point all the travellers to this blog to the recent few posts on Yesterday.sg.

Enjoy the entertaining drama of Sarah Thompson looking for her mother in Singapore with the help of former museum curator Mr Heng (view source) while checking out the various WWII-related museums in Singapore.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z06anWnSq50

For your convenience, I have embedded the video clip on Sarah's and Mr Heng's visits to Memories at Old Ford Factory and Changi Museum right above. Check out the very site where the British had surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 Feb 1942. Find out how people had lived during the Japanese Occupation. In addition, how prisoners-of-war communicated with their loved ones through quilts. I particularly like the story of the cross that was made from an artillery shell, so please watch this 8 minutes video to find out more. But of course, do visit Changi Museum, join the guided tour and listen to the more in-depth, touching story of this very cross.

Please also check out the following links for more video clips on Sarah's and Mr Heng's visits to other WWII-related museums:
I shall dedicate this post to the following people because I think they would like some of these WWII museums: Simple American, JY, Emily and all other readers who love WWII history!


Simple American said...

Really enjoyed that PY. Thanks for posting this. :)

oceanskies79 said...

Simple American: I am glad that you like it. Learning about WWII history is cool. :)