Despite the restrictions with mass gatherings with COVID-19, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has organised a series of events to commemorate the 79th year of the Fall of Singapore. What’s unique this time from previous years, that will promise to intrigue history buffs is access to a number of historically significant sites.
These include guided tours to sites such as Bukit Brown as well as the historical Ford factory. Participants will also be able to engage with guides and researchers online regarding the specific history and significance of the sites in relation to WW2.
Fans of augmented reality are also in for a treat, as one can experience the technology at the Singapore Discovery Centre, where the tour extends to with newly set up galleries that will offer experiential views into the daily lives of locals living in the Japanese occupation. The use of technology does not end there, as participants will be treated to more interactive digital tours and walk-throughs to the rest of the sites including Changi Point and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.