Description An unusual discovery at Punggol beach dug up a slice of history that many Singaporeans are not aware of. Punggol beach used to be one of the Japanese killing fields during the Second World War.History:During World War II, on Feb 28, 1942, about 1,000 Chinese from the area around Upper Serangoon Road were rounded up by the Japanese as part of the Sook Ching or mopping-up operation.All were executed at this beach as punishment for their resistance activities.PUNGGOL beach is now on the National Heritage Board's list of historical sites.The marking of the Punggol beach massacre site was part of a series organised in 1995 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Source AsiaOne
William Cho, Singapore Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I am a freelance graphic designer/photographer. Specializes in Digital Manipulations. Loves photography, soothing music, travel, outdoors, entertainment and making people smile. Worked and travelled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Europe, New Caledonia, Mauritius, Re-union Island, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and japan.
Some of my works has been published in the various media like Benoy Architects (ION Orchard), "SILVERKRIS" inflight magazine (Singapore Airlines), "HERITAGE TRAILS" (Singapore Heritage Board), ACT 3 International, "SPACE FOR GOD" (Church of St Mary of the Angels), DPC Design, "WHO CARES?" (National Council of Social Service), SINGAPORE TOURISM" (Headway), "SINGAPORE EXPLORER" (Infoguide Services), Equator Bulletin(cover) – Belgrade Serbia, Tiger Beer web portal "tigertranslate", Stockholm University - Sweden, Mikoishi.com, Convertium Pte Ltd (an online agency for Contact Singapore. Contact Singapore is a unit under Singapore's Economic Development Board), "grandevie" tourism magazine (http:www.grandevie.eu), www.asianz.org.nz/