Changi Tree – WWII reminder

Changi Tree
This was a 76-metre Sepetir tree that rose high above the relatively flat ground of Singapore. It was felled by the British in 1942 to prevent the Japanese from using it as a landmark during WWII.
In 2001, STB planted a Sepetir sapling at the opening ceremony of Changi Chapel and Museum to recreate this “Changi Tree”. This replacement tree is still there now outside the cafeteria and so does not feature in the in-house museum tour. Strange how it’s just left standing there almost forgotten.


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