Students are our future. So, for the November-December school holidays, the Battlebox will be extending this special offer:
On 5 November, heritage tour company Journeys Pte. Ltd. organised an “Instameet” for 25 photography / Instagram enthusiasts. They embarked on one of its tours, Through Fog & Fire – The Battle for Singapore 1942, which brought them from the Battlebox to Kranji War Cemetery.
Some of our visitors posted pictures of the Battlebox on their Instagram accounts. Thank you for spreading word about this historical monument on your social media platforms!
This event was jointly organised by Journeys, the Singapore Tourism Board, Edelman and Explore Singapore.
Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day as it is known throughout the Commonwealth, is commemorated on 11 November every year to honour the brave men and women in uniform who have fallen in battle.
It was on this day in 1918 that the Armistice between the Allied Powers and the German Empire was signed, bringing the hostilities of World War I (WWI) to an end.
Today, many nations throughout the Commonwealth commemorate Remembrance Day by holding solemn memorial services, of which the red poppy has become an established symbol.
The red poppy is reminiscent of the fields of Flanders, a site of brutal battles that took place on the Western Front in WWI. After the battles, poppies bloomed in the area; the poppies became a symbol of the blood shed in war.
We at the Battlebox honour those who have fallen by wearing red poppies on our clothing through the month of November.
Lest we forget…
This Saturday, 5 November, heritage tour company Journeys Pte. Ltd. will be organising an “Instameet” for 25 photography / Instagram enthusiasts, embarking on one of its tours, Through Fog & Fire – The Battle for Singapore 1942.
The tour, which will start at 10am and end at 1.30pm, will take participants to the Battlebox and Kranji War Cemetery. Transport will be provided.
Interested? Sign up here!
This event is jointly organised by Journeys, the Singapore Tourism Board, Edelman and Explore Singapore.