This war memorial in Esplanade Park honours the heroes who fought and died during World War I and World War II.
Uncover one of Singapore’s most fascinating tales of heroism during World War II at Reflections at Bukit Chandu.
Sitting amid lush jungle, you’ll find this heritage centre in a restored black-and-white colonial bungalow.
It is just a stone’s throw away from the Battle of Pasir Panjang site, where 1,400 brave soldiers from the Malay Regiment valiantly defended the last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese army.
Fight to the death
Also known as Bukit Chandu (Malay for Opium Hill), this site saw intense fighting on 14 February 1942, during the Battle of Singapore.
Led by Lieutenant Adnan Saidi, men of the "C" Company of the 1st Malay Brigade held their ground despite being heavily outnumbered, and fought to their grisly deaths.
The only Malay Regiment surviving witness was a Corporal Yaako, who pretended to be dead so the Japanese soldiers wouldn’t kill him.
For his bravery, Adnan was recognised posthumously by the British government and his heroic contingent is remembered for defending Singapore.
Relive their bravery
Take your time exploring the centre and its leafy grounds.
Historical artefacts and interactive exhibits weave an intriguing tale of the courage of the 1st Malay Regiment and Singapore’s war experience.