Monday, September 10, 2012

45-65: Liberation, Unrest... a New Nation @ Singapore National Museum [Stamford Gallery]

In the year 1945, the residents of Singapore, then a war-torn colony of the Great British Empire, were finally liberalised from the control of Japan and this also marked the official end of World War Two in Asia. 

This special exhibition in Singapore National Museum touched on the turbulent period from 1945 to 1965; an era filled with unhappiness and protests that eventually culminated in the independence of the little red dot in Asia.

There were many interesting photos on site with captions and commentaries that succinctly explained the difficulties faced in managing post-war Singapore; bad sanitary conditions, big population, high unemployment etc. 

Note: To really get the picture, you have to stay in there for an extended period of time! 

In summary, the path taken by the last generation in fighting for independence was not easy and we should not take our nationhood lightly. PAP is merely a political party; it's the citizens that make up a country! 

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Location
93 Stamford Road

Nearest MRT Station
Bras Basah [Circle Line]

Website
Visit http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/ for more information like ticketing charges.

Duration of Exhibition
Till 18 November 2012.

Additional Information
Free admission for this exhibition! 

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