Changi (Singapore)

Located at the eastern tip of the sunny island of Singapore, much of the area has been transformed into a pleasant place for having picnics, cycling or just plain lazing by the beach.

changi-beach.jpgChangi beach. Coconut trees and soft sand lined this stretch of the beach.

plaque.jpgChangi beach was once a place where the Japanese soldiers carried out a massacre called `Sook Ching’ during World War II described by this plaque.

changi-beach-coast.jpgCoast off Changi beach.

changi-jetty.jpgA well known part in Changi is ‘Changi Point’. This picture shows the original Changi Point jetty. It serves as an embarkation / disembarkation point for travellers ferried by bumboats to nearby islands…Kusu Island, Pulau Ubin, Sisters Island, St John’s Island, Pulau Penggerang. Sometimes, travellers have to hop from one bumboat to another to reach the outermost bumboat for departure. This original jetty is no longer existing. Instead a spanking new jetty was built near to its original location to provide an improved service to travellers.

Changi Prison was the only lock up in the old days. It still stands, serving as a prison up till today. Changi Museum was built to preserve its heritage where Allied soldiers, Indian soldiers from the British Indian Army, the Malay Regiment, who were imprisoned, tortured and died during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during 1942 to 1945 (WW II).

changi-chapel-museum.jpgEntrance to Changi Chapel Museum. Artifacts, historical documents and items are on display in the museum.

chaplains.jpgA list containing the names of Chaplains who served in Changi administering to the spiritual needs and welfare of inmates.

changi-chapel.jpgChangi Chapel where services are held to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives so that others may be free.

bronze-plaque.jpgA section of a bronze plaque describing the battle for Singapore and the eventual surrender of Allied Forces to the Japanese on 15th Feb 1942. During the Japanese, the island of Singapore was renamed by the Japanese to `Syonan-to’. General Tomoyuki Yamashita, known as the `Tiger of Malaya’ – demanded the surrender of Singapore from Lt. General A.E. Percival. Singapore fell to the Japanese when the surrender papers were signed at the Ford Factory located along Bukit Timah Road.

tribute.jpgA tribute to remember those who have sacrificed their lives.

boardwalk1.jpgAlong the stretch of Changi coastline, much of it has been transformed into a boardwalk allowing visitors to walk along the coastline to experience the scenic view.

boardwalk.jpgA section of the boardwalk known as the `Kelong Walk’.

sunset.jpgSunset at Changi …. breathtaking.


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