In commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, NHB will be organising Battle for Singapore: a series of programmes where Singaporeans can learn more about the events leading up to the fall of Singapore, and about places and stories relating to the Japanese Occupation. This year, the Battle for Singapore programmes are organised by NHB in partnership with Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Museum Roundtable (MR) members and heritage groups such as All Things Bukit Brown, NUS History Society and Museum Volunteers.
From 8 to 29 February 2020, members of the public can participate in a wide variety of WWII-related programmes. These include 74 guided tours offered by NHB comprising crowd-favourite tours to two lesser known WWII related sites (i.e. Former Admiralty House and Former View Road Hospital), soapbox tours at National Museum of Singapore, and more. Members of the public can also look forward to public talks on topics such as Prisoner-of-War Art, the Nanyang Mechanics, as well as other offerings at participating MR museums such as tours at Former Ford Factory and in Sentosa, and storytelling sessions by wartime survivors and their relatives at Eurasian Heritage Gallery.
**Please note that registration open on 3rd Feb 2020, 12pm