My Alexandra Heritage Tour visits the military installations constructed by the British troops to defend the naval outpost at Keppel Harbour and follows the war from Fort Pasir Panjang/Labrador Battery to the massacre at Alexandra Hospital and the neighbouring Boh Beh Kang village. Participants will hear a first-hand account of the war from ex-villagers at Boh Beh Kang and come up-close with the former military encampments and fortifications at Alexandra Barracks, Gillman Barracks and Fort Pasir Panjang.
My Alexandra Heritage Community Tour is divided into two routes.
Labrador Route (on Saturday): Site 1 to Site 6 (Ending at Labrador Park MRT)
Did you know that a 19th century fort that fired at invading Japanese troops during WWII still exists at Pasir Panjang? Discover iconic landmarks that contributed to the growth of Singapore’s lifeline as a global port city!
Gillman Route (on Sunday): Site 8 to Site 15 (Ending at Queensway Shopping Centre)
Trace the footsteps of the British through the Gillman route, where you will come up close to the barracks that housed troops and the poignant military hospital that nursed injured soldiers back to health during the war. Unravel the fascinating stories of the lives of British soldiers in Singapore in the 20th century!