21 Feb '16, 9am

Demystify the story behind Singapore's surrender in 1942 at the newly reopened Battlebox!

Demystify the story behind Singapore's surrender in 1942 at the newly reopened Battlebox!

To commemorate the 74th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the Battlebox finally reopened on Feb 13 as part of Battle for Singapore 2016, allowing visitors to understand the grim stories of Singapore's surrender to the Japanese. Battle for Singapore 2016 is a series of activities organised by the National Heritage Board, telling Singapore's war stories. As part of the preview, visitors can sign up for a one-hour tour, titled A Story of Strategy and Surrender: The Battlebox Tour. VISITORS WILL BE GREETED WITH A VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS HOW SINGAPORE WAS CAPTURED IN WORLD WAR II. Previously the house to the Army Headquarters of Malaya Command, The Battlebox is the place where the General Officer Commanding of Malaya Command, Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival, made the decision to surrender Singapore in 1942. Here are three features you should not miss at the Battlebox: 1. Sur...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/Reviews/2016/2/Three-feature...

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