War stories

A decommissioned AMX-13 SM1 tank on display on the front lawn of the National Museum of Singapore. All photographs in this story were personally taken by the writer.

In 1942, a day after the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese, a procession of Japanese Army tanks paraded past City Hall. This parade marked several years of suffering and pain under…

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Shawn Seah

Shawn Seah

Singaporean writer and public speaker, passionate about education, social issues, and local history and community stories.