4 Other Places In Singapore Where WWII Relics Have Been Found
STORY: Fitri Mahad
18 November 2019
Everybody’s a gangster until someone finds a bomb under Zouk’s old site. If anyone wants to “bring the house down”, now’s the time to do it (please don’t, leave that to the bomb disposal unit).
Aside from the unearthed 50kg war relic along Jiak Kim Street, here are four other places where war relics have been discovered.
1. Jurong Island
A World War II explosive was found at a construction yard on Jurong Island. It was disposed on-site by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. East side wins this round.
If you’re craving something more colonial (whatever that means), a British 105mm projectile was found at yet another construction yard in Sengkang. Can someone call Raffles? I think he might have left this behind.
Bruno Mars always said he would catch a grenade for you, but no one ever asked where that grenade went. A few workers found a hand-grenade in a heart-shaped tree, tucked in between two branches. Unless you’re Bruno Mars or the EOD unit, don’t catch that grenade.
Another war relic was found in a (surprise!) construction site in Tampines. So much for the east side being the best side. The relic was an Illumination mortar round. No, it’s not the Illumination you see that Minion yell at the beginning of Despicable Me.