24 Feb '12, 1pm

Sunrise in campus and a battle remembered

Sunrise in campus and a battle remembered

First posted in NUS’ “The Change is Me “, 14 Feb 2012 As the sun rose last Sunday, 12th February 2012, more than a hundred people walked from the University Cultural Centre up to the Ridge, and across the Gap past Kent Ridge Park to Bukit Chandu. In doing so, they traced the route of the battle of Pasir Panjang and honoured the exemplary defense of the ridge by soldiers of the The Malay Regiment on 13th and 14th February 1942, who battled against the 18th division of the Japanese Army during World War II. Photo by Kenneth Pinto This exercise began more than ten years ago but its origins go back to when I was an NUS undergraduate myself. I was a freshman biology undergraduate in the late 80′s and brought to the ridge by my TA, a botany honours student. I was fascinated as she introduced us to the plants there, for she knew the scientific name of everything! We would go on t...

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