Withdrawal to Singapore

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Withdrawal to Singapore
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The Causeway, which was completed in 1924, provided a road and rail link between Singapore and the Malayan mainland (today Malaysia). During the Second World War, the last Allied military troops crossed the Johore Straits and withdrew to Singapore via the Causeway on 31 January 1942, after losing the Malayan mainland to the Japanese. Allied military engineers then proceeded to blow up the Causeway in an attempt to slow down the Japanese troops’ advance to Singapore. However, the Japanese repaired the damage and crossed the Causeway into Singapore on 9 February 1942.

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