The Ford Motor Company of Malaya Limited was incorporated in Singapore on 9 November 1926. The company was originally formed to supervise the supply and distribution of Ford products, including Lincoln automobiles and Fordson tractors, in Malaya, Burma, the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) and Thailand.

The high demand for Ford's vehicles in the years prior to the Second World War led Ford Malaya to move to a new assembly plant at 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road in October 1941. This was the first car assembly plant to be built in Southeast Asia.

The Japanese invaded Singapore only months after the plant's opening. It was in the boardroom that the British formally surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942.

During the Japanese Occupation, the factory was used to produce Nissan trucks, and part of the plant was also used as a servicing depot for Japanese army vehicles. From 1945 to 1947, the plant was used for the repair of British military vehicles, while civilian motor vehicles were produced there in later decades. The plant ceased operations in June 1980. On 16 February 2006, the factory was reopened as Memories at Old Ford Factory, and was made a National Monument.

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays
9.00am to 5.30pm

12.00pm to 5.30pm


Free admission for all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all children under 6.

Category Individual
Adult S$3.00
Child (Above 6 years old) S$3.00

Free admission to the public on:
- New Year's Day
- Chinese New Year (2nd Day)
- Total Defence Day
- International Museum Day
- National Day
- Hari Raya Puasa
- Deepavali
- Christmas Day

Address: 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192
Tel: (+65) 6462 6724

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Preservation of Monuments Board.