Thursday, August 18, 2005

Changi Chapel & Museum's Revamp

Just spoke to the curator yesterday. Here's the blurb (credits to: http://www.visitsingapore.com/WWII/)

Memorial Weekend
60 years ago...
September 12, 1945

Lord Louis Mountbatten accepts the surrender of 680,000 Japanese soldiers in Southeast Asia with the signing of the Surrender Document by General Seishiro Itagaki, on behalf of Field Marshall Count Terauchi, in Singapore's Municipal Hall (City Hall) Council Chamber, followed by a parade of Allied troops.


September 10
Memorial Service/Launch of new exhibits at Changi Chapel & Museum

A short memorial service, which will be conducted at 11.00am to commemorate
the end of World War II, will precede the launch of never before seen
exhibits at the Changi Museum.

Time : 11.00 am
Admission : Free
Location : Changi Chapel & Museum
Address : 1000 Upper Changi Road North
Phone : (65) 6214 2451
Nearest MRT Station : Tampines
Website :
http://www.changimuseum.com

If you haven't been there, its indeed a sobering experience. I especially liked the murals and the chapel signified the only hope the POWs had in the most harrowing period of their lives. I hear there's going to be a Commemorative Ceremony as well, more info as it comes in.

3 Comments:

Blogger Garnet said...

hi, chanced into ur blog when browsing http://tomorrow.sg.

Just wanna say hi!

11:04 PM  
Blogger projectm said...

big hi to you too!

Do u have an interest in Singapore's heritage as well?

Have a great day!

6:03 PM  
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