Wednesday, 15th February 2012
They are part of the events lined up to mark the 70th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Singaporeans remembered and learned valuable lessons from the resilience and strength of spirit that their forefathers demonstrated during the Japanese Occupation. He said in the midst of this dark chapter in the country's history, they endured tremendous hardship between 1942 and 1945. Many struggled to rebuild their dreams, homes, lives and adapted in the face of hardship and challenges.
Another 20 World War Two markers, in places around the Island such as Keppel Harbour and Seletar Airfield, aim to give insights on the significant moments during the war years.