I was one of the guides for the In Remembrance of World War 2 at Bukit Brown and for this tour, we shared on some of the personalities that played a role during the War and also highlighted the geographical significance of Bukit Brown and Mount Pleasant area as World War 2 sites that encountered fierce battle just before the surrender of Singapore on February 15, 1942.
Personalities Covered for my trail
Lim Chong Pang
Wong Chin Yoke
Tan Ean Kiam
Tan Ean Teck
|Three volley salute at the Police funeral of Wong Chin Yoke|
Wong Chin Yoke cluster- Probably the tallest statutes at 5 feet 8 inches
Block 4 Division A @1.339891,103.824901
I painted the story of many civilians fleeing Singapore days before the fall of Singapore and the sinking of the ship SS Kuala which led to the death of Mrs. Lim Nee Soon (mother of Lim Chong Pang) and many other nurses and civilians drowned. The tragic story of SS Kuala and SS Tanjong Pinang was well documented in many websites.
|Remains of bones found|
Tay Koh Yat, posted on November 24, 2011
Communal Trenches of War Victims in Bukit Brown, posted on March 5, 2012
Soh Koon Eng, posted on January 27,2013
Volunteer Soldiers buried in Bukit Brown-a journey of rediscovery, posted on July 26, 2014