13 Feb '11, 6pm

[toddycats] Fifty people and two dogs on the Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk

[toddycats] Fifty people and two dogs on the Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk

Sun 13 Feb 2011 – The Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk remembers the valiant defense of the ridge by the Malay Regiment in 1942 during World War II. During the Battle of Pasir Panjang Ridge (now Kent Ridge) on 13-14 February 1942, a company of the Malay Regiment fought a battle from Clementi Road back to a last stand at Opium Hill where they were all but wiped out by invading Japanese forces. Six British officers, seven Malay officers and 146 other ranks were killed in battle and Singapore would fall a day later on 15th February 1942 ["The Malay Regiment - "Ta'at Dan Setia": 1933-1945 ," by Lim Kay Tong]. Route and some highlights (click for larger view) General Arthur Percival (GOC Malaya) had this to say about the Regiment, “…by their stubborn defence of the Pasir Panjang ridge at the height of the Battle of Singapore, they set an example of steadfastness and e...

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