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YMCA Singapore

YMCA Singapore

YMCA Singapore

The original YMCA building, which was demolished to make way for the current YMCA, was used as a headquarters for the East Branch of the Kempeitai, the much feared Japanese Military Police during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Opened in 1911, the distinctive Art Deco YMCA building was the site of interrogation and torture of many innocent civilians, including war heroine Elizabeth Choy (OBE). After the war, the Singapore government erected several memorials with some at the former massacre sites. The site of the old YMCA building was identified as one of 11 sites associated with WWII to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Essential Information

Opening hours
Daily 24 hrs
Admission fee
Free admission
Free admission, Family friendly, AM, PM
Good for
Culture, History
Recommended for
Lifestyle and community courses


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World War II Trail Itinerary
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One Orchard Road
Singapore 238824
Phone(65) 6336 6000

Fax(65) 6336 8003

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