Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore
Kent Ridge Park offers visitors wide meandering paths where you can stroll through the well maintained gardens and natural secondary forest.
From various look out points along the paths you will find magnificent views of the off-shore islands and huge harbour.
A 280m long tree top canopy walk links Kent Ridge Park to Reflections of Bukit Chandu, an interpretative WWII museum.
7:00 pm to 7:00 am
When imstress offered to show me some of the sights of Singapore I suggested going to Reflections of Bukit Chadu.
Jen said that would work out fine because from there we could go up the canopy walk at Kent Ridge Park, to the HortPark afterwards before finishing with a seafood BBQ at the nearby Alexandra Food Court.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a WWII interpretative centre which commemorates the gallantry and sacrifice of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment who defended the western sector of Singapore during February 1942.
For me, the most disturbing story was of the Alexandra Hopital massacre on February 15th 1942, where Japanese soldiers systematically massacred some 200 hospital staff and the walking wounded who had already surrended.
I was also very moved by a poem which were the parting words from Professor Edwin Thumboo’s Adnan & Comrades At Bukit Chandu. For copyright reasons I can't add the poem on this page but you can see the full version of it on picture no:5.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 9am - 5pm
Reflection at Bukit Chandu is housed in a restored black & white colonoal bungalow.This WW II interpretative center is located close to an old battle site - the Battle of Pasir Panjang,where the malay regiment soldiers made their heroic stand against the Japanese on 13th & 14th Feb 1942.Discover how far Singapore has arrived as a nation today.Reflection at Bukit Chandu was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, on 15 February 2002.
Tuesday to Sundays 9am - 5pm