The Pasir Panjang Heritage guides kicked off the Toddycats’ annual calendar of activities with the Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemoration Walk.
The nine guides had the company of 35 participants who woke up really early on a Sunday morning to be ready to set off from the University Cultural Centre by 7am. The pleasant walk ended at Bukit Chandu after 12pm.
We shared stories of the Ridge, covering natural and human heritage. The focus of the day was the Malay Regiment and the Battle of Pasir Panjang. This battle is often a footnote, or at most a paragraph, in books about the Fall of Singapore. But it is significant to us as it involved men who had an unyielding spirit in the face of terrible odds, fighting to the last on the very ground where we now study and work.
Many photos were taken and the album links are provided below. Of all the photos, one always appears in the albums we post up – its a tradition for this walk. We just can’t resist the use of a free fish-eye lens along Kent Ridge Road!
Photo albums for the 10th February 2008 walk: