|Start of the tour!|
|Hiking into the forested area|
There was a road with a hump which till now left Dr Kwok and his fellow colleagues at National Heritage Board puzzled over the purpose of it. His colleagues predicted that the road we were on used to be a railway. From old images, they saw a long stretch of train tracks from the coast area from there to Sembawang. We then continued our hike into the tunnels area.
|New pipes built from the foundation of the old ones used in WWII.|
Soon after we reach a covered wall, which Dr Kwok told was the tunnel entrance, However, we were puzzled as it was a just a wall. Soon after, Dr Kwok explained that the entrance had been sealed up. Dr Kwok also shared his experience when he had the chance to venture into the tunnels while is was still unsealed back in 2006. He said it was a good thing it has been sealed. Firstly, not only was it to prevent tomb raiders from stealing artifacts from the place, secondly as it used to be an oil depot back in WWII, there is lead and other harmful and poisonous substances inside.
|Single file guys!|
|A smaller sealed up entrance|
|Thank you Dr Kwok!|
|Historians vs Amateur Historians|
After this amazing tour, I learnt that as a Scout we must have sense of adventure and be curious, this way will we always learn new things!