Official Launch of the Battlebox
On 28 June 2016, the Battlebox, runs by Singapore History Consultants, was officially launched by Guest-of-Honour Lieutenant-General (Retired) Winston Choo, Singapore’s first Chief of Defence Force from 1974 to 1992. He is pictured above unveiling a plaque commemorating the Official Launch (left), with Battlebox Director Jeya Ayadurai (right).
The Launch took place at the Fort Canning Centre and Battlebox on Fort Canning Hill. Among other events, the Launch featured speeches by General Choo and Mr Ayadurai, the sounding of an air raid siren and a minute’s silence to honour the men and women who gave their lives defending Malaya and Singapore during World War II, and a specially curated Battlebox experience, bringing visitors through the newly-revamped Battlebox.
The Launch was attended by around 60 guests, including many ambassadors, high commissioners and dignitaries.
The Changi Museum team is honoured to be able to contribute to the effort of keeping alive a very valuable, historic monument!