Tour 3 I War Food Trail at Bukit Brown


As the Japanese army advanced down Malaya in 1941-42, fleeing refugees swelled the Singapore population to over a million. The increase in civilians, coupled with the disrupted imports, led to severe food shortages. Food was rationed and became very expensive. The Japanese authorities tried to get local people to grow their own food via the Grow More Food Campaign, which was met with limited success. They also resettled many people to farming settlements in Endau and Bahau across the Causeway. This trail looks at some of the vegetables and fruits that people planted and foraged during the Occupation.

Guides: Beng Tang and Peter Pak, All Things Bukit Brown


  • Maximum capacity per session is 25 participants per tour and on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please ensure that you are appropriately attired for outdoor trekking as a fair amount of walking is involved.
  • Asthmatic patients are strongly encouraged to bring their own inhaler.


  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
    Tickets are non-transferable unless the organisers have been informed 2 days prior to the start of the tour.
  • Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
    For any other queries, please contact NHB at nhb-battle-sg@nhb.gov.sg.

Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour, you understand and accept that you must be physically fit and able to do so. To the extent permissible by law, you agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to yourself and the persons in your care (including child or ward).

Sun Feb 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
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