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Reflections at Bukit Chandu

31K Pepys Road, Singapore 118458, Singapore
(+65) 6375 2510
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Ranked #93 of 354 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stumbled across this when walking the Southern Ridges and how lucky we were. It is a small step back in time. The building itself is an interesting Colonial Villa but the contents were a revalation. Anyone interested or studying WW2 will be facinated by this museum. There are well presented audio visual exhibits in addition to documentary artifacts. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It was worth the walk up a steep hill on a boiling hot day to visit this museum..the museum is small but we'll laid out with a number of informative videos.I was made to feel most welcome and handed a free booklet on singapore in the war.certainly one of the best museums that I have been to in singapore

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Yes, it is a long walk up a hill to get to Bukit Chandu, but if you don't mind a bit of exercise (or splurge for a taxi) it's a worthwhile visit for people interested in WW2 history. I was most impressed with the docents - they really wanted to ensure that you get the most out of out of... More

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Little hard to get, because nearest MRT station is at least 20-30min walk away(and you have to walk up to a hill), so bus or taxi are best options. Small Place, but offers some interesting things to see. Behind the place is Canopy trail. If you are in good shape, you can take (loooong) walk here to Southern Ridges and... More

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Doncaster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Won't go through what the exhibition is about as several reviews have talked about it clearly and accurately. Personally I felt that potentially there was plenty of content but it wasn't delivered completely and could have been done with more impact to give visitors a more emersive experience to the psychological and physical turmoil the brave soldiers were going through,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a simple setup, there is a small 2 storey bungalow at the hilltop at Pepys Road, off Pasir Panjang Road. On the inside is the museum, the first level shows the map of Malaya and Singapore and showed how the Japanese planned the invasion during WW2. There are many short videos you can choose from the list from... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Compact museum focusing on the last stand in the battle for Singapore and the sacrifices made by the men who fought to the very end against impossible odds. Only four men survived by jumping over a channel of burning oil to tell the tale. The museum sits near the site of the final battle in a colonial villa that served... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This makes an interesting and thought provoking morning out particularly if you are hoping to learn more about the history of World War 2 and Singapore’s role. This museum is off the main tourist trail, but it well worth combing it with a trip to The Old Ford Factory, The Changi Museum and The Kranji War Memorial to give a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a fairly small museum, set on a site close to where the last major battle for Singapore - the Battle of Bukit Chandu - was fought. Although the museum documents various aspects of the fight against the Japanese, it centres on commemorating the brave men from the Malay Regiment who fought bravely but sadly in vain in the... More

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Parramatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The battle here wasn’t any sort of military smackdown between elite forces or famous generals but a little-known fight to the death that produced a story of bravery & sacrifice that gained attention & fame. The fight at Bukit Chandu was part of the wider Battle of Pasir Panjang, one of the last attempts to defend Singapore. Outnumbered 10-1, low... More

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