This machine-gun pillbox lay within the World War II defence sector of the 1st Malaya brigade. It was likely used by the Malay Regiment in the fierce defence of the Pasir Panjang Ridge against the onslaught of the advancing troops of the Japanese 18th Division.
The front " window " , most probably a Bren Gun mounted here
The rear of the pillbox. Port holes could be seen on the wall, probably for infantry manning the
pillbox will stick their rifles through it for the rearward defense.
Entrance to the pillbox.
Interior of the pillbox
Side-view of the pillbox
Information from :
Heritage Trails Sg
For more info about the Battle of Pasir Panjang , you could look into here :
Wikipedia entry on Pasir Panjang
s1942 on Bukit Chandu
On to the photos :
[Editor: Currently there are plans to further document the pillboxes of Singapore. Stay tuned!]
Article and photos copyright of Christopher Lee.
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