Royal At Newton Hotel Singapore

36 Newton Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Forum Posts

WW2 History

by brodieboy

Hi all , We are travelling to Singapore for some relaxation , but our student son would like to see any remaining World war 2 History remaining . Does anyone know of any tours? Are they worthwhile? Is there a better way find out about locations? i seem to remeber there was a prison and military cemetry? I am grateful for any suggestions . Thanks regards Cathy

Re: WW2 History

by Donna_in_India

Hi - Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island was very interesting, especially climbing through the tunnels. http://www.fortsiloso.com/

Re: WW2 History

by brodieboy

Thanks for the link , this is exactly what my son is looking for . Cheers

Re: WW2 History

by Donna_in_India

So glad to help. We really enjoyed the fort. Enjoy Singapore!

Re: WW2 History

by planxty

The main military cemetery and memorial is at Kranji, on the North side of the island about 22km. from the city. My uncle, who was starved, worked and tortured to death is commemorated there.

Here is a lin.

http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Cemeteries/Kranji_War_Cemetery/

Hope this assists.

fergy.

Re: WW2 History

by brodieboy

Thank you. we will be sure to visit and show our respects . My son has been studying "Commonwealth war graves" at school , Thank you for helping me locate Kranji.

Re: WW2 History

by planxty

I am not sure if your son has already got these but here are a couple of official websites regarding commonwealth graves which he may find useful. It is a subject I am quite interested in myself.

http://twgpp.org/index.php

http://www.cwgc.org/

Hope this assists,

fergy.

Re: WW2 History

by lynnehamman

There is an amazing historical war museum at Changi-

There is so much to see- stuff that belonged to prisoners of war in Singapore.
An audio tour is available- and the museum has documented every item with information.
A very important place to see if one is interested in wartime history- we found it very moving.
Changi is on MRT line, and easy to get to.
There is a restuarant at the Changi War Museum too.

Re: WW2 History

by carteki

I'm actually reading a tome on the War in Singapore at the moment - fascinating, but very dry...
In addition to the above there is an interactive museum at Kent Ridge Park where the Malayan Regiment made their last stand against the Japanese. In McRitchie Resiviour there are the remains of "the largest Shinto shrine outside Japan". This is not on the tourist maps - there is a tip in the Singapore section of vt - and consists of turn left after 3 rocks and you will get your feet wet!
Labrador Park - park hopper bus from Harbour Front - has some tunnels and you can see some of the defenses to the south - the Japanese arrived from the north.
Have a good trip.

Re: WW2 History

by brodieboy

Hi , thanks for your tips , Im very intersted in this Shinto shrine , I can't follow your instructions . Where is McRichie Resevoir? Thanks , Cathy

Re: WW2 History

by carteki

McRitchie Resevoir is in the centre of the island - one of the circle line stations is close, but better to take a bus. The info regarding the shinto shrine is here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/491bc/84b/6/?o=1&i=5

Re: WW2 History

by Sevsa

Fort Canning Park has the Battle Box which was the underground command of the British during WWII and now has tours.

Re: WW2 History

by brodieboy

Thanks , that's great! It looks amazing!

Re: WW2 History

by brodieboy

Hi Sir , Thanks for the information you passed on to mum . It's very valuable. I appreciate your time . Regards Brodie

Travel Tips for Singapore

Transit in Singapore

by GXT

Thanks for all replies. My concern is, we are going to Siem Reap for three days from Kualalumpur thats why we have to travel to KL from Changi. After Siem Ream we will come back to Changi (via KL) to continue our trip to Pacific. We dont want to take our heavy luggage to Siem Reap so want to put them in a locker which is available only in departure lounge in Changi (as I know). Thats my worry and doubt that we can do that withing two hours and rush to T1. Hope you would re-think about this issue. Cheers

singapore visitor centre

by aalayaa

lost?
don't know how to get somewhere?
don't know what to do?
got questions?
just visit singapore visitor center. people there will give you directions and maps for free with smiling faces as a bonus.
i found this one in orchard road. probably there are more in other tourism areas.

Vegetable farms in Singapore?

by SLLiew

Yes, there are plots of vegetable farms. Local Singaporeans who have done their National Service have been to all over the "rural" areas of Singapore and guide you to vegetable farms and tracks of more "under developed" parts of Singapre where they have done their military camping and training.

For me it was an eye-opener. Anyway, I came to Singapore the Orchard Road and bright lights. But just to show that there are many unexplored places even in a place that one have been to so many times. We tend to go the same places until someone take us to their different "same places".

Where the locals live

by robertgaz

About 80-90% of Singapore's population live in (Housing and Development Board) HDB flats which is a high-density solution to the problem of overcrowding of this small island nation.

The government states that there must be a certain ratio of ethnic groups within the HDB blocks to promote homogeny amongst Singapore's diverse population.

Considerations for granting the application of an HDB flat includes the number of children you have plus citizenship and residency status.

Can Buy Most Things Here

by akikonomu

Airport facilities are good so quite unlikely bags will get severly damaged. Light cotton clothings and light sweater for rainy days. But most clothes can be bought upon arrival (see shopping) Easy access to pharmacies and doctors Easy access to film, developing centres and hardware Definitely bring your bikinis and beach gear Sunglasses, hats for the bright, sunny days

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