By Joseph Kennedy
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Much was built on reclaimed swampland, as, indeed, was a large part of the whole water frontage of the city of Singapore. An island railway, built in 1903, connected the port and city with the Strait of Johore on the north side of the island where there was a ferry connection with the Malayan mainland, and a further rail link northwards from Johore Bahru by 1909. The construction of a causeway which joined the island to the mainland in 1918 was followed by the provision of a railway line across the causeway, and by 1926 Singapore had direct rail connection with the Malayan Railways northwards through the peninsula to the Thai border and beyond to Bangkok.
The message to the hospital staff was that there would be plenty of work for them to do in Singapore and, on this note, albeit reluctantly, they left. Travelling by road, they met others from Seremban, also heading south. The road was crowded with troops, chiefly Gurkhas and Australians, going in the opposite direction and smiling and waving as they went. On arrival a day or so later at the Singapore General Hospital, Miss Lacey and her colleagues found a large number of refugee doctors and nurses already 36 British Civilians and the Japanese War there.
For the first two or three weeks of the Malayan Campaign Malacca had enjoyed a relatively quiet and peaceful time, though, of course, the local residents were following the pattern of the military movements as well as they could from news sources which were often little help. Frances Clarke, wife of a British official in Malacca, Lister Clarke, began to think it prudent to try to seek passages to a place of greater safety for their young daughter and son. (Because of wartime conditions in Britain it was believed that there were many more British children than usual in Malaya.