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Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies

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351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After 'checking in' we started our visit in the room identified as 'War' and just as we were about to complete it, 2 coaches arrived with very young schoolchildren who proceeded to run riot, screaming and shouting in the Exhibition which we found totally distracting....More

Thank Who M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very informative and interesting. It covers an area that we had no knowledge in. However it is very niche and not very interactive so I wouldn’t recommend taking children. The place is well air conditioned and staff are friendly. Getting here is...More

Thank greenprincess222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very well organized with lots of information and plenty of first-hand accounts, experiences from the occupation by Japan. Takes about 2 hours to go through. It was pretty incredible to see the actual location where the British surrender to the Japanese occurred....More

Thank mleekim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many Singaporeans are not aware of the Ford factory's role during the Japanese occupation, so this is a good place to have a museum. Most of the museum's information is about the Japanese occupation with very little about the Ford factory itself. It would have...More

Thank khim911
Reviewed June 2, 2018

My colleagues (plus spouses, friends) and I hiked from Bukit Gombak MRT to Little Guilin, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Shonan Chureito World War 2 memorial and arrived here as a stopover before continuing to Old Bukit Timah Railway Station. This is a great place to...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This is the location for the surrender of the British army to Japanese invasion in 1942. The Art Deco architecture is very interesting but only a small faction of the site survived. The rest is sold for real estate development. The museum itself is run...More

Thank WarrenH750
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

To fully understand colonial history, the fall of Singapore and the aftermath, you must spend at least 2 hours, preferably with a local guide. Our guide was charming, entertaining and knowledgeable. You will come away wiser!

Thank Basil503
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Last time we were in Singapore this museum was undergoing renovation and was closed, so it was on my list of places to see this time we were there. Well worth going if you are interested in Singapore's turbulent times during WW II. There are...More

Thank William N
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This museum is divided into two sections, the first covering the pre war planning for the defence of Malay and Singapore, the Japanese invasion, the subsequent surrender and the effect that it had on the POWs and people of Singapore. The second section covers the...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The old Ford Factory at Bukit Timah was the site of the British surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. The site has been converted to an excellent interactive museum which covers the lead up to Japan entering the war and the battle for...More

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June 2, 2015|
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Response from toptraveller14 | Reviewed this property |
Its free, though donations are appreciated, its well worth it.
April 17, 2015|
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Response from JaneyWard1960 | Reviewed this property |
It's self guided, you really don't need a guide at all. It well set out and eSy to understand. Go at your own pace and time.