via Straits Times, 10 September 2021: World War II surrender document discovered in Scotland and on display in Singapore.
A World War II surrender document previously thought lost was discovered in the depths of Scotland’s national collection by a Singapore curator and is being displayed at the recently reopened Changi Chapel and Museum (CCM).
The Japanese surrender agreement, signed aboard the HMS Sussex at Keppel Harbour on Sept 4, 1945, effectively marked the end of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore and Malaya.
It was thought to have been lost in the chaotic last days of the war, but will be displayed here from this month on a six-month loan from National Museums Scotland. It is a timely addition as Singapore commemorates the unconditional surrender of the Japanese forces to the Allied Powers 76 years ago, on Sept 12, 1945.