On the big day itself, from the place where we were ‘hiding’ whilst all the action was taking place, we actually got a much better and more exciting view than even that of VIPs in the spectator stands. The tanks and assault troops were actually charging towards us and the paratroopers were air-dropping all around us. But we had to endure the hot afternoon sun without proper shelter.
Below are some photos I took for your enjoyment
And now I have a question for you. Do you know where is this place? Take a good look first before your scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answer.
Answer: Changi Air Base. At least those were the words I wrote at the back of my photos. I think it was at the part of Upper Changi Road where I used to see the dark green RAF planes from the main road as a kid. The huge piece of open land you see in my photos is the reclaimed land where they would build the world famous Changi International Airport.
Read about Changi Airport available at Singapore Infopedia