Reflections at Bukit Chandu
31-K Pepys Road
Singapore 118458
  9.00 am - 5.30 pm Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays (Except on PH)
  Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Adult $2, Student & Senior aged 60 & above $1.

Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a thematic journey that takes you back to 14 February 1942 to experience how 1,400 soldiers of the Malay Regiment made their last stand at the Battle of Pasir Panjang (or The Battle of Opium Hill), against 13,000 marauding Japanese soldiers. Walk through the Galleries displaying exhibits of photographs, maps, dates and information detailing the Defence of Malaya and life in the Malay Regiment.

Tours: Call to find out more.

History: By 1941, British commanders calculated that a Japanese attack was more likely to come from the Malay Peninsula, which indeed happened. It was in the vicinity of 31K Pepys Road that the last major battle for Singapore was fought. Supported by the guns of Labrador and Siloso, which had turned from facing seawards to fire inland, soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment defended the west coast and Pasir Panjang area from 10th to 14th February 1942. The British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese the next day.

The bungalow, sitting atop Bukit Chandu (means Opium Hill in Malay, probably named after a British owned opium packing plant in 1910), in which the permanent exhibition is housed is one of the last remaining in Singapore. It was built at the turn of the 20th century for senior British officers. The Centre was officially opened Dr Tony Tan (then Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence) on 15 February 2002. This date also marks the 60th anniversary of the fall of Singapore in 1942.

Address: 31-K Pepys Road, Singapore 118458.

Alight at Pasir Panjang MRT Station, cross the main road and walk uphill along Pepys Road for about 15 minutes.

Bus Stop Number 15191: 10, 30, 51, 143, 175, 176 & 188.

Bus Stop Number 15199: 10, 30, 51, 143, 175, 176, 188 & 188E.

Information is correct as at 05 July 2015. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.