Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets: A chance to take a peek into Adam Park’s Black and White beauties

21 10 2017

Registration is closed as all spaces have been taken up as of 3.15 pm, 21 October 2017.


Visit #8 – the last of the Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets series of State Property Visits, which the Singapore Land Authority is supporting, takes participants to Adam Park. A quiet estate of 1920s vintage with its cluster of Black and White houses, Adam Park was the scene of some of the last battles fought in the lead up to the Fall of Singapore in February 1942. It was also where a POW camp was established in the early part of the occupation when the Japanese moved POWs to the area for the construction of the Syonan Jinja at nearby MacRitchie Reservoir from March 1942 to January 1943.

Adam Park Black and White Houses

The visit presents a rare opportunity to visit five of the Black and White Property, including no. 11 at which a chapel was established by the POWs. (do note that the wall on which the remnant of the mural mention has been concealed by a panel for its protection, so that cannot be seen).

The details of the visit are as follows:

Date : 4 November 2017
Time : 10 to 11.45 am
Address: 7 Adam Park Singapore 289926 (Registration / Meeting Point)

Participants should be of age 18 and above.

Kindly register only if you are able to make the visit by filling the form in below.

Registrations will close when the event limit of 60 registrants has been reached or on 28 October 2017 at 2359 hours, whichever comes first.


Further information on the series / highlights of selected visits:

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4 responses

21 10 2017
Susheela Varghese

Dear Jerome, Thanks for having done these tours. I only managed to make it to one–the old Kallang Airport one–but enjoyed it very much. So nice to learn about little known places here in SG.Have a good year-end and I do hope you will do some more next year. Susheela Varghese

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM, The Long and Winding Road wrote:

> Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer posted: “Registration Link : > https://goo.gl/forms/I9oO1dufqQAASfJz2 Visit #8 – the last of the > Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets series of State Property Visits, > which the Singapore Land Authority is supporting, takes participants to > Adam Park. A quiet e” >

31 10 2017
Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer

Thanks Susheela. You have a good year end too! We’ll have to see about doing more. 🙂

27 10 2017
Yew

Dear Jerome,

If there is going a second round of visits, I hope that you can adopt a balloting system instead of first-come-first-serve. Those who have not gone on a visit previously will have priority in the ballot. Most of us cannot be standing by at your Facebook page waiting to see when the registration starts, much less be able to go online at the specified time to register. I am genuinely interested in Singapore’s heritage but have been unable to join any of the tours conducted so far. Thank you for your consideration.

31 10 2017
Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer

Thank you for the suggestion. I can’t say yet if there will be a second round. I have to keep the registration process as simple and uncomplicated as possible as I am doing this in a personal capacity. Holding a ballot (which I have considered) in the manner suggested, does make the process a lot more difficult.

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