Fact Sheet: Total Defence Day 2022 Activities

Fact Sheet:Total Defence Day 2022 Activities


Date/ Time


Event / Description


29 January 2022 to 29 May 2022

National Museum of Singapore

Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 is a commemorative exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of the British Surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in Singapore on 15 February 1942.

It features a blend of physical objects, documents and oral histories woven into specially designed spaces meant to evoke reflections and conversations among visitors, as they explore the notion of "war memory" and the different ways it can be remembered and retold.

Dislocations also utilises interactive methods such as augmented reality and gamification to present different aspects of the war, as well as invites visitors to consider how the centenary of the Fall of Singapore in 2042 will be celebrated.

Find out more about the Fall of Singapore and understand why we need to safeguard Singapore's security and success ourselves.

More details of the exhibition can be found
here, with details of the programmes here


12 February 2022 to 20 May 2022


Total Defence Sandbox

The Total Defence (TD) Sandbox seeks ground-up innovation from Singaporeans, especially youths to start initiatives that puts Total Defence into action. The TD Sandbox invites everyone to share ideas on Total Defence, and aims to nurture these ideas and eventually match ideas with partners who could support the implementation or amplification of their efforts.

More information can be found here. Ideas can be submitted here.


15 and 22 February 2022

National Library Board

Detecting Scams and Fake Images

Level up your Digital Defence skills by learning more about the rising threat of phishing scams and manipulated images at the webinar, Detecting Scams and Fake Images.

Organised by NLB's S.U.R.E. in commemoration of Total Defence Day 2022, this interactive webinar will equip participants with the knowledge of the latest threat of phishing scams and manipulated images which are disseminated via social media and messaging apps. Participants will also learn how to detect them using fact-checking techniques and online tools.

More details


15 February 2022 to 27 March 2022

Singapore Discovery Centre

Commemorate Total Defence Day 2022 through a series of family-friendly hands-on activities, films as well as immersive exhibits and tours at Singapore Discovery Centre. These include the Totes, et al. Defence special showcase, and immersive exhibits at the Permanent Exhibits Gallery: Through The Lens of Time and Sandbox. Experience what life was like during the Japanese Occupation with the When It Was Syonan-To dramatised tour. Other activities include a series of Singapore Stories film screenings at iWERKS Theatre, and a thrilling 4D multi-sensory ride experience on XD Theatre Ride: Total Defence Special, featuring Operation Lightning Crush and What You Cannot Defend, You Don't Own.

For more details, please visit


15 February 2022 to 30 June 2022

National Archives of Singapore / Former Ford Factory

New Light on an Old Tale: 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

The National Archives of Singapore is having an exhibition to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore titled, New Light on an Old Tale. Featuring artefacts from private collections and archival records that provides an intimate look at World War II.

Accompanying the exhibition is a series of related programmes, such as the online sessions with invited speakers sharing on various topics on the Japanese Occupation, a guided tour of the Former Ford Factory with a talk to learn about the role of Oral History accounts in battlefield history, a P Ramlee Malay classic set during the Japanese Occupation and two rare 1946 post-war Chinese films, curated by the Asian Film Archive.

Find out more about the Fall of Singapore and understand why we need safeguard Singapore's security and success ourselves.

To register: go.gov.sg/nlot-prog
For more information: go.gov.sg/nlot

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