The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
Battle for Singapore Promotional Activities
2 Cox Terrace Singapore 179622
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm (including public holidays)
Tel: 6338 6133
Promotion dates:, 23 Feb and 28 Feb, 1 and 2 Mar 2018
Promotional tour timing: 9.45am – 11am
To commemorate the Fall of Singapore in World War II, the Battlebox is having a special promotion for its 1-hour guided tour titled A Story of Strategy & Surrender™. Singapore citizens and permanent residents may enjoy a special discount of 50% on the 9.45am tour slot on selected days over three weeks. (Usual price $18 for adults and $9 for children aged 7 – 12 years old) Visitors can redeem this special discount for the 9.45am tour on the following dates: 23 Feb and 28 Feb, 1 and 2 Mar 2018. Visitors joining the promotional tour will also receive a postcard with compliments of the Battlebox.
Simply email email@example.com and include the phrase “BFS2018” to enjoy the promotion. This promotion is open to all Singapore Citizens and PRs. Once you have registered, bring your confirmation email and show your IC at the ticketing counter of the Battlebox Visitor Centre. Spaces are limited, so register today!
Talk: Repercussions at Home and Abroad: Significance of the Fall of Singapore in 1942
Former Ford Factory
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Registration: Please email Diyana_Yusoff@nlb.gov.sg and firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting from the early British defence preparations to their eventual surrender, this talk explores the fall of Singapore within the larger geopolitical context, taking a closer look at the people who were impacted by this event. This talk is organised by the National Archives of Singapore and held in conjunction with Witness to War: Remembering 1942, a special international exhibition that the National Museum of Singapore curated to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore.
About the Speaker
Priscilla is a curator with the National Museum of Singapore. She joined the museum in 2008, where she has curated a number of Singapore-themed exhibitions, including EDB’s 50th anniversary exhibition, Transforming Landscapes, Improving Lives: 50 Years of Economic Development and We: Defining Stories. Priscilla is part of the team that worked on the 2015 revamp of the Singapore History Gallery, where she focused on the post-war sections of the gallery. She is also part of the team that curated Witness to War: Remembering 1942 (2017), the special international exhibition that is held in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore.
Terms & Conditions:
Guided tour of Former Ford Factory
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
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