Sikh workers of the Death Railway

Published on 2 Aug 2020 3:35:57 PM

The infamous Death Railway from Thailand to Burma was built more than 76 years ago by prisoners of war and slave labourers.

Besides the Tamils, Chinese and Malays, a large group of Sikhs from Malaya also worked on the construction of this railway.

Their grueling role in the railway’s construction remains a little known story.

These were some of the Sikhs who were assigned to the Death Railway.