This website is a personal historical project
that was first started on January 2006. Currently this is the
only website on the internet specifically researching and documenting
the historical WW2 defences at Pengerang in Johore.
During WW2, the Pengerang battery was part of
Singapore's defences defending the eastern approach to the Royal
Naval base at Sembawang. From what I have found out so far, it
seems the battery did not come under direct attack during Singapore's
fall. What's interesting to note, was that Pengerang must have
been one of the last British military footholds held on the Malayan
mainland right up to their surrender on 15th February 1942.
Today, a high proportion of the land that the
WW2 facility once occupied is now taken up by KD Pularek, a naval
training academy - this means that a great deal of the former
battery is off limits to the public.
To date I have made several trips to Tg Pengelih
to study of what remains of the defences located there. On each
trip I have done, I have found something new. As you can imagine
the area is very overgrown and hard to properly study by one person
As of yet, I have been unable to locate any period construction
plans of any part of the battery, so cannot be sure of its true
Thanks goes to the fellow historians I have met
on the internet and for their sharing of information. Much of
this website would not be possible without their generosity and
love of history.