4 Other Places In Singapore Where WWII Relics Have Been Found

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4 Other Places In Singapore Where WWII Relics Have Been Found

STORY: Fitri Mahad
18 November 2019
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Illustration: Ng Shiqi

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

On 26 Sep, the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated when a war relic was uncovered at a construction...

Posted by The Singapore Army on Monday, October 2, 2017


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.

2. Sengkang

The EOD team conducting an assessment to identify the war relic.

Posted by The Singapore Army on Friday, January 22, 2016


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. 

3. Outram

The relic was found to be a World War II hand grenade

Posted by The Singapore Army on Thursday, June 5, 2014


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.  

4. Tampines

SAF EOD team activated to dispose War Relic The SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) standby team sprung into action...

Posted by The Singapore Army on Wednesday, May 13, 2015


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. 

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