Memories of War and its Legacies

Memories of War and its Legacies

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Events

In 1992, the Singapore Heritage Society, with the support of partners including the National Archives, Oral History Department (now the Oral History Centre) and the National Museum, published Syonan : Singapore Under the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945, written by Lee Geok Boi, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. A key source for […]

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in NAS Exhibitions

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies is a permanent World War Two exhibition presented by the National Archives of Singapore at the historic Former Ford Factory. This was the place where the British forces surrendered unconditionally to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. The exhibition presents the events and memories surrounding the […]

WWII comes to Singapore

WWII comes to Singapore

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Events

75 years ago on this date, shortly after 4am, people living in Singapore had their first experience of aerial bombings. Japanese naval bombers and Zero fighter planes bombed the town area, hitting Chinatown and Raffles Place, as well as the airfields at Seletar and Tengah. This was the first time that civilians living in Singapore experienced war […]

Personal records of war and Occupation

Personal records of war and Occupation

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in On the Record

In conjunction with the upcoming revamp of Memories at Old Ford Factory, which houses an exhibition gallery examining life under the Japanese Occupation, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is conducting a public call for archives. This post takes a look at a selection of our private records from the Japanese Occupation period. [T]he Japanese […]