THE bomb explosion at the
Hongkong and Shanghai Bank building known as
MacDonald House in Orchard Road, was the worst
incident of terrorism during the Confrontation.
Indonesia had declared
a state of armed confrontation against Singapore, to
protest against the merger.
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It seemed so senseless
|"In view of the
fact that the Indonesian Government has
broken off diplomatic relations with Malaysia
without any apparent reason,we have no choice
but to do likewise"
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the confrontation , Indonesian troops invaded Sabah,
Sarawak and Johor. There were sabotage incidents in
Singapore. As bomb explosions became more frequent,
Singaporeans underwent bomb drills and were warned
not to handle any suspicious-looking parcels.
It was not until 1966,
that Lieutenant-General Suharto made moves to end the