Sat 13 Feb 2016 – The Pasir Panjang guides took 36 members of the public on a five-hour commemorative walk from 7.00am to 12.00pm, tracing the events of the Battle of Pasir Panjang in World War II, and adding the layers of heritage which surround the area.
Thanks to the participants for their lovely company and the guides for their excellent service – Kok Oi Yee, Alvin Wong, Kenneth Pinto, Airani S, Quek Kiah Sen, Wendy Sim, Yap Von Bing, Lai Chee Kian and N. Sivasothi.
147 photos of the walk on Flickr here.
This is the 15th year of the walk, which initiated in 2002 in response to the lack of awareness about the Battle of Pair Panjang at the time, and of natural and other heritage of the area.
The walk up the ridge from University Cultural Centre, past NUS Museums
The trail board outside NUS Museums
Yusoff Ishak House, where we are reminded of the moniker,
the “National University of Stairs“
Lai Chee Kien introduces the architecture of NUS
Kok Oi Yee, Quek Kiah Shen and Wendy Sim share stories about
the many traditional uses of Kent Ridge plants.
Yap Von Bing explains the interaction of wildlife with ridge vegetation
Visiting the 1946 outpost in small groups,
here with guides Kenneth Pinto and Alvin Wong
At KE7, a traditional picture with the traffic mirror!
The 1952 visit of Princess Marina of Greece, aka Duchess of Kent
and how Kent Ridge got its name, recounted by Airani S.
At Kent Ridge Park, the story of the Battle continues
Thanks everyone for the wonderful company!