18 Feb '17, 3am

Now that the name of the #SyonanGallery has been changed, what are your thoughts about it?

Singaporeans are arguing over yet another monument's name. The new exhibition at the Old Ford Factory, named Syonan Gallery , has left netizens scratching their heads, wondering if its name is appropriate. What's going on? Netizens have been debating over the name of the new Syonan Gallery, which sits on the revamped World War II memorial space at the Old Ford Factory. During the Japanese occupation, Singapore was renamed "Syonan-to" ("Light of the South" in Japanese) in 1942. The Syonan Gallery feature artefacts from the war, and hopes to educate visitors about the Japanese occupation. The exhibition, which opened its doors yesterday, received public outcry over its the name since Feb 13, resulting in a new sign that reflected its full name, "Syonan Gallery: War and its Legacies, An Exhibition at Former Ford Factory". MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION, DR YAACOB, ...

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