This heritage centre recounts the Battle of Pasir Panjang, one of the fiercest battles fought against the Japanese in Singapore during World War II.
Uncover one of Singapore’s most fascinating tales of heroism during World War II at Reflections at Bukit Chandu.
You’ll find this heritage centre in a restored black-and-white colonial bungalow, sitting amid lush jungle. The site is just a stone’s throw away from the Battle of Pasir Panjang site, where 1,400 brave soldiers from the Malay Regiment valiantly engaged in their last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese army.
Fight to the death
Relive their bravery
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 deaths.
The only Malay Regiment surviving witness was Corporal Yaako, who pretended to be dead so the Japanese soldiers wouldn’t kill him.
For his bravery, Lieutenant Adnan Saidi was recognised posthumously by the British government and his heroic contingent is remembered for their sacrifices while defending Singapore.
To learn more about the heroism on display during this dark chapter of Singapore’s history, take your time exploring the centre and its exhibits.
Historical artefacts and interactive displays weave an intriguing tale of the courage of the 1st Malay Regiment and Singapore’s war experience.