Ludhiana-based Social Activist and Businessman, Harjinder Singh Kukreja set on a journey to explore and highlight an important chapter in the history of Sikhs in Singapore. The Sikhs came to Singapore in the 19th century as soldiers and policemen serving the British. After World War II, many sought work as private guards for the Chinese.
They became so indispensable and were so honest, loyal and brave that their statues were placed before their employers’ tombs to continue guarding them.
The Chinese believed that their Sikh Guards will protect them even after their death.
This is a massive tribute to the spirit of the Sikh people and a great chapter in Singapore-Sikh Heritage.