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Old Ford Factory

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Address: 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192, Singapore
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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore
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An unforgettable museum

Loved this place, it's a bit out of the way we took a taxi there but getting back was a bit of an adventure. A complete bargain at $3, it is at time harrowing to read and listen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Little W
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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163 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this place, it's a bit out of the way we took a taxi there but getting back was a bit of an adventure. A complete bargain at $3, it is at time harrowing to read and listen to people's personal accounts of Singapore during War but memorable and very well done. Just to add to this I would have... More 

Thank Little W
Brisbane, Australia
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum not long after it opened. It opened on February 15th - 75 years after the British in Singapore surrendered to the Japanese. The actual room where general Percival surrendered is there with movies of the actual surrender screening on the wall. The museum covers life in Singapore during the Japanese occupation. It is very moving and... More 

Thank mozartandmonty
Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very eerie to stand in the room where the British surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 while the newsreel footage of the events played on the wall above the table and chairs where the participants gathered on that fateful day. The rest of the exhibition is a fascinating and detailed look at the fall of Singapore and what... More 

Thank geographyguy_11
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum covers Singapore during WW II, and also history/rebuild after the war. It is not really on the beaten track of museums here & is kind of in the suburbs. This was absolutely well worth the visit, particularly if you are interested either in social history or the War. Not a huge exhibition (a few rooms) but extremely well... More 

Thank C_B_Sydney_40
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew that the British surrender of Singapore during the 2nd World War took place here, what I didn't know, was that the original building was still here. Inside you visit the actual room where General Percival signed the surrender papers. Other items of a historical nature are on display for the history buff. If visiting Singapore, it's a must... More 

Thank copperiw
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice guide she was explaining a lot to us ( no charge for the guide) 3 dollar entry fee only. A lot of objects, newspapers, papers pictures etc explaining a lot about the factory and the japanes occupation. Visit the room were the british surrended to the japanese. A lot of historical items from even private collection. A must... More 

Thank RITA Z
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This art deco building was a Ford Assembly works, and also the site of the British surrender to the Japanese in 1942. It is a fascinating museum about the Second World War, the British surrender, the Japanese occupation and post-war changes in Singapore. Information about life under the Japanese is quite detailed and harrowing, with many personal reminisences. I was... More 

Thank 556bharris
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is my second time to the Museum and I still learnt new things. Perhaps because it was a different guide. A bonus that this Museum has 2 free guided tours each day. Guides are knowledgable and interesting on top of the excellent exhibits and interactive panels. Will visit the 3rd time!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit today. We were warmly greeted by the lovely staff and were lucky to be in time to join an excellent guided tour. We know quite a lot about the history of the Japanese invasion of Singapore but we learnt so much more today from our guide. The size of the cells at Changi. The "banana... More 

Thank Beverley73
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by staff who explained the exhibit and explained timings of tours (impressive that they were giving everyone who arrived a warm greeting). We planned out visit based on the content of the exhibition - it exceeded all expectations! Information is set out with just the right amount of detail and supported by... More 

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