My father had kept a number of photographs that were taken during the war years. There is also a photograph taken by the Imperial Japanese Army of my father while he was a prisoner.
Recently the National Archives of Singapore opened the Memories at Old Ford Factory exhibit in Singapore. This is the site where the allied forces under the command of Lt. Gen A. E. Percival surrendered to to the Imperial Japanese Army on the 15th February 1942.
On ANZAC Day 2003 I attended the dawn service at Kranji War Memorial Singapore. Both the Australian and New Zealand high commisioners spoke at the service.
I had the good fortune to visit Pulau Sejahat while I was living in Singapore. It was designed to protect the Straits of Johore and the naval facilities at Sembawang from enemy attack.
I had the chance to explore the tunnels beneath Labrador Park with my good friend Jaya and students from the Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute one day.
During my time in Singapore I visited the the Commonwealth War Graves site at the Kranji War Memorial a number of times.
During the war years radio enthusiasts or “ham radio operators” listened in on the radio broadcasts emanating from around the globe. A number of enthusiasts from across Australia listened in on the broadcasts from the Japanese run “Radio Singapore”