Air Raid Shelter in Singapore
By Mag TY
22 Feb 2012
I was part of the public tour that was conducted in this location by the National Heritage Board to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Singapore.
This underground air raid shelter has certainly evoked emotions amongst the first few persons of the general public who have been allowed into this musty dusty underground hiding place for the people of a foregone era in the 1940s where war was heard but still not seen. A member of our group was a baby when she first came into the shelter. I also met a nice gentleman who was one of the guiding scouts/ wardens in charge of making sure people in the neighborhood was safely ushered into the location whenever the air sirens sounded.
This place has undergone many changes - from air raid shelter to storage facilities, dumping ground to now an exhibition of the remnants of World War II in this tiny island.
Recently reported in Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2012/02/17/wwii-era-air-raid-shelter-uncovered-in-singapore/?mod=google_news_blog