On my first visit to
After lunching at Raffles, she asked if I'd like to take a tour
We drove up the west side of the island; and, at the north end,
crossed the causeway to the Malaysian Sultanate of Jahore.
Abruptly she parked her car across the street from a handsome
mansion with the
"This is where I was raised," she said.
Anna was crying when she pointed to her right. "See this large, empty property with the embankment at the back?"
Yes, of course I saw it.
"When the Japanese captured
She continued. "The Japanese brought twenty of these boys to this property, lined them up against the embankment, and, one by one, they were shot."
Tears now streaming down her cheeks, she said, "My brother was one of those boys. He was sixteen. His last view of life was looking across the street to his home. We moved as soon as we could."