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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore

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  • 1-hour tour of The Battlebox
  • Learn about Singapore's WWII history
  • Guided tour led by history consultants
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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
From US$15.16
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9:45am Battlebox TourMost Popular
1 hour 15 minutes tour of the Battlebox that unveils the true causes of defeat surrounding the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British military history. Morning departure at 9:45am.
From US$15.16
11am Battlebox Tour
1 hour 15 minutes tour of the Battlebox that unveils the true causes of defeat surrounding the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British military history. Morning departure at 11am.
From US$15.16
1:30pm Battlebox Tour
1 hour 15 minutes tour of the Battlebox that unveils the true causes of defeat surrounding the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British military history. Afternoon departure at 1:30pm.
From US$15.16
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Overview
Explore a former British underground command center on a 1-hour tour of The Battlebox, a bomb-proof shelter beneath Singapore’s Fort Canning. Learn about Singapore and Britain’s tragic WWII history, hear the inside stories and strategies behind the dramatic British surrender.
What to Expect
Make your way to Fort Canning in Singapore’s Central Area, and present this voucher for admission to The Battlebox, an emergency command center that was heavily used during the Second World War.
Learn the story behind the surrender of Singapore, when Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival handed the British colony to the Japanese, the largest British surrender in history. Visit the museum with a Singapore History Consultant, who will explain the underlying causes for the surrender, and the dark period of Singapore history that followed the defeat.
Begin at ground level, then go deeper into the earth as you follow a series of fortified rooms below the surface—the entire complex comprises 26 rooms. See dioramas of wax figures that reimagine the Battlebox during war time, take in the remains of Japanese Morse code scratched into the walls, and experience a piece of WWII military history first hand.
Reviews (20)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Came here for the 11am tour and had a great time! It was very interesting and the tour guide spoke well. Was, great to learn about the bunker and the war!

Thank dylanp952
Reviewed 12 November 2018
Very informative tour

This tour of the underground command centre was well worth the hike up Fort Canning hill in the humidity of Singapore. The history of the fall of Singapore and the surrender is given in great detail. A very worthwhile tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marg660
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Interesting tour in WW2 Singapore history

A good description from the guides on the sad history of the English forces in Malaysia & Singapore up to the surrender. Interesting to see the small spaces available inside the Battlebox and hear about life inside it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Svein-Erik T
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Fascinating tour; really worthwhile

This is an interesting and very worthwhile 90 minutes and a must see if you are visiting Singapore and are slightly interested in history. You can only visit on an organised tour which takes 75 mins but they pack a lot into this time. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TheGrifs
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Dramatic History

Mat took us through the bunker, to bring the dramatic history of the surrender of Singapore to life. After reading about the surrender some years ago, I had several questions, which the tour answered. Mat also corrected some misunderstandings, such as the naval guns only...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mark C
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