Web references to Kent Ridge and environs
Compiled by N. Sivasothi, Deng Suzi & Ng Soh Fang, June - July 2002

Natural History - Research - Postwar - War - Reflections at Bukit Chandu - Kent Ridge Park

Natural History

Oi Yee on the Ridge. Nature guiding on Kent Ridge has gone on for at least four decades! Crescent Girls leading Gan Eng Seng and Victoria school boys on a walk.

Wildlife Encouters on Kent Ridge, compiled by N. Sivasothi (from Habitatnews). Email exchange princvipally by Sasi Nayar, about encounters with snakes on the Ridge, in the wee hours of the morning. Other accounts of birds such as hornbills. Feb - May 2002.

A guide to the plants of Kent Ridge by Brandon Seah, Dec 2001. An online resource about the plants of the Ridge, with descriptions, ecology and references. Prepared during a student attachment with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS, Oct-Dec 2001.

Research

Journal & theses, compiled by Deng Suzi, RMBR Toddycat, June 2001.

Postwar History

Photo: Unvelilng of plaque of Kent Ridge, 24th February, 1954. PICAS (Picture Archives Singapore, NAS, NHB).

War History - Battle for Pasir Panjang & The Malay Regiment

Pasir Panjang Battle Diary. Gallery 1, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, NHB

Battle for Pasir Panjang. 1942 Battlefield Singapore (NHB).
Condensed account, with a short Quicktime movie of a ?Japanese charge.

The Malay Regiment - "Ta'at Dan Setia": 1933-1945.
By Lim Kay Tong, 1999. Knowledgenet, The Singapore Social History Source.
A condensed history of the regiment from its origin and ending with its postwar revival, based on Dol Ramli's account.

The Battle of Pasir Panjang Revisited. By Lim Choo Hoon. Journal of Singapore Armed Forces, 28 (1) [Jan - Mar 2002]

Adnan Saidi: Infantry Officer, War Hero
By Liza Sahid. Knowledgenet, The Singapore Social History Source, 1999.
An in-depth biography of Lt. Adnan Saidi

Lt Adnan Saidi: Lessons of Patriotism
Kampung Net: Hall of Fame: Our Patriots, 22 Jul 2002.
A short account about the battle.

Photo: Lt. Adnan Saidi. PICAS (Picture Archives Singapore, NAS, NHB). Caption reads, "Lietenant Adnan Saidi, platoon commander of the Malay Regiment, who sacrificed his life at the Battle at Pasir Panjang Ridge.

Section on Kranji Memorial Wall with Lt. Adnan's name. Peter W. Stubbs Militray History pages.

Read the account of fighting in the area, by the Loyals Regiment at COFEPOW.

Malaysian Army - tracing its hoistory to the Malay Regiment, it includes a post-war account.

Marked Battle Sites in present day Singapore
Photos and short notes from Heritage Hub (NHB):
Pill box along Pasir Panjang -
Pasir Panjang Battle Site

Britain at War:
Siege of Singapore - Final Assault -
Malaya and Singapore - Chronology of Singapore.

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Reflections at Bukit Chandu - about the Museum

Reflections at Bukit Chandu.
Official webpage of the Museum, by NHB, includes ground plans

Reflections on Bukit Chandu.
By Pui Cuifen. 2002 ASPIRE - Webpage of the National University of Singapore Students' Union (NUSSU).

Opening of the Museum, 15th February, 2002
Reflections at Bukit Chandu
By Colman Chua, National Archives of Singapore. Mita Matters, 12(3), MARCH 2002, MITA.
Article about the museum.

Reflections at Bukit Chandu - Re-telling the World War II story for young Singaporeans.
Mindef New Release, 6 February 2002.
Pre-opening news release of Reflections at Bukit Chandu. See the Factsheet

Speech by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence,
at the opening of REFLECTIONS at Bukit Chandu - A World War II Interpretative Centre
on 15 February 2002 at 7.30 PM

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Kent Ridge Park

Kent Ridge Park
Official page by the National Parks Board. Has a brief description of Kent Ridge Park, and a map.

Army Green Park
Short pages about history, natural vegetation, topography, flora & fauna and facilities at Kent Ridge Park, which was adopted by the army on 9th September 2000. Has a useful map.

Photos of Kent Ridge Park on Flickr

Sunset at Kent Ridge Park
by sbkoh
Pictures taken at Kent Ridge Park on 15 March 2002

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