Road to Percival.

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Arthur_Percivall 02Percival road was named after Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival.

During the Second World War, Percival was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Malaya; he marched down from this road by surrender himself, as representing British Empire to the Imperial Japanese Amy.

Hence, Singapore occupied by Japanese soldiers for 3 years and 8 months.

By courtesy of www.wikipedia.org
By courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org

Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.

Arthur_Percivall 01There is no road sign bring you to Percival road. You can Google it, it bring you where to go but just an ordinary road behind National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park.

Where cicada is calling, where shadow of the forest lying on your shoulder silently.

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12 thoughts on “Road to Percival.

    Healthy A-Z said:
    July 23, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Wow, that made me sad imagining his feeling of defeat. Sigh. It does look like a beautiful road. I’ll focus on that.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Thanks! There is no road sign indicated,not many national knows this road belongs to a sad history!
      I’m so glad we feel the same feeling! 🙂

    renxkyoko said:
    July 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

    A nice road full of trees.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Yes, this is a quite road to one part of Fort Canning Park. Not many people knows the history behind! 🙂

    Julia said:
    July 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the history lesson, Sydney! I read about General Percival and I agree with you the story is a sad one, but at least the tables were turned and he was able to witness the Japanese surrender.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Yes, yes! We should feel glad is a happy ending! 🙂

      singleseatfighterpilot said:
      July 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      I am Julia’s brother. She is a blogger. She sent me a link to this story, and I appreciate it.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        July 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

        Wow! Thanks to Julia and you!
        Sydney appreciates your compliments and wish good health and happy blogging! 🙂

    adinparadise said:
    July 24, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I’m so glad that they named a street after him. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

      I hope more people get to know this! 🙂

    Mike said:
    July 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Interesting story, Sydney. Thanks. Using the new Google Maps to explore this make this part of Singapore seem so cool, a tropical paradise! http://tinyurl.com/kpavyoy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 27, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Thanks for showing interest! This is a piece of treasure to us! 🙂

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