Image: Kuok Ai Ling
Bare bricks and long, narrow corridors deep beneath the earth
For over 70 years, these underground tunnels and rooms in Tiong Bahru, Singapore have lain forgotten. While the apartment blocks above them bustle with life and activity, the only visitors to these subterranean passageways over the decades have been workers from the local council, who used the space to store waste disposal equipment.
Who could have imagined that beneath their feet was a 16,145 square foot (1,500 square meter) reminder of a time when air raid sirens blared and buildings were razed to the ground, while 100 people huddled together for safety below the surface?