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Updated: 02/08/2013 03:17 | By Channel NewsAsia

New historical trail in Kranji area launched

New historical trail in Kranji area launched


New historical trail in Kranji area launched

SINGAPORE: Sarimbun Beach, in the north west of Singapore, was the site where allied forces battled the Japanese army when it invaded Singapore in the early hours of 8 February 1942.

Now Sarimbun Beach is one stop on an historical trail called "War & Peace: the Kranji Experience" that was launched on Thursday.

The Kranji Experience trail covers some 11 kilometres with stops at Sky Greens Pte Ltd, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kranji Reservoir Park, Kranji Dam, Kranji Water Reclamation Plant and Kranji War Cemetery.

The Kranji area has rich historical significance and features rich biodiversity of some of Singapore’s mangrove wetlands, rivers and farmlands.

The stops show how Singapore has overcome its land and water constraints.

The Kranji Experience is the fourth of five historical trails called Resilience Trails that focus on different aspects of Singapore’s historical moments and achievements.

The trails allow participants to come away inspired by the stories of Singapore’s experiences in the Second World War and other major events that have shaped the nation.

— CNA/ck

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