Resilience Through Heritage Exhibition


This exhibition will showcase the importance of HOME DEFENSE.

Wait no more ! Come and visit us !

Life is precious, you only live once !

The Story Behind Hotel New World in 1986

10:45 am to 11:10 am : Strange noises were heard from inside and outside Hotel New World.

11:25 am : Hotel New World collapsed.

11:26 am : The police and the Fire Service were alerted. First two fire engines were dispatched.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm : Arrival of rescue personnel from the SCDF, Fire Service, and the Armed Forces. The area around Hotel New World including Serangoon Road was cordoned off to enable rescue work to begin.

6:40 pm : First trapped survivor was pulled out from the rubble and was airlifted to the Singapore General Hospital.

9:00 pm to midnight : At the end of the first day, nine survivors had been rescued and one body had been extracted from the rubble.

Safety Tips

  • Do not block the emergency exits
  • Stay vigilant at all times
  • Keep calm and protect your love ones

Monday, Jan. 21st, 1pm

9 Woodlands Avenue 9

W1 Forum

January 21-26 2013

11am to 4pm