Anyone else visited the WW2 undergound bunker in Singapore?

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Garuda, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Garuda

    Garuda Member

    It has figures resembling General Percival and his men talking to each other as well as an audio reenactment. The guy narrating everything is supposed to be someone who lived through the Japanese occupation.
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Sounds interesting.
    Have you any photos of it ?
     
  3. Garuda

    Garuda Member

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  4. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Went there ages ago 20 or 30 years?

    You went through various rooms to the final confrerence.

    On arrival you were given headphones that played narratives in your chosen language triggered as you walked into rooms.

    Memorable was commcen with dusty artefacts strewen around benches - you could hear typewriters and when you looked through a fixed binocular device in the middle of the room you saw an early version of augmented reality with actors doing the period piece superimposed on the artefacts - real ghosts of the past.

    Final scene was conference table discussing the loss of the reservoirs above each manekin was a screen with actor giving lines - best part was all other actors on screens reacted to the speaker.

    Ross
     
  5. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member


    We must have passed each other . That’s about when I was there
     
  6. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    15 years ago for me, I went to Singapore for my birthday treat. It was an interesting spot, although it appeared to be in need of a little TLC even then. It was promoted as the "Battlebox" IIRC.
    There is a story that one of the tunnels in the complex remains walled up after it used for a rather messy hari kiri by defeated Japanese. I always intended to see what I could find to confirm that story.
     
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  9. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Hi,
    on my next stopover in Singapore, I will visit the place.
    reminds me of the Untergrund Welten in Berlin.(Underground Worlds).This is about German history during GDR regime and all of the tunnelling from east to west, etc.
    Stefan.
     
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