ONE of the most emphatic accounts of the Sook Ching massacre was written by N.I. Low, a civil servant in the British administration in pre-war Singapore.
In his book When Singapore was Syonan-To, Low said he survived the massacre simply by "being lucky".
He was at the end of a line of some 400 men on the beach in Changi who were to be machine gunned by the Japanese soldiers.
He recounted that when the firing started many who were not hit also fell into the water among the corals.
Soon the soldiers came with their long bayonets. (Japanese bayonets were longer than …