This once-secret bunker documents Singapore’s past during World War II. Located inside Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was once a top-secret bunker that was built to be bombproof and self-sufficient. Construction was completed between 1936 and 1941. During WWII, it served as an underground command centre for British-led troops in Singapore. It was also inside the Battlebox that the British made the momentous decision on 15 February 1942 to surrender Singapore to the Japanese forces.Plan your Battlebox visit and explore what else you can see and do in Singapore using our Singapore online trip builder.
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It is not a big museum but you can see everything was done with heart and details. The guides are great! Very passionate about history and with great introductions more »
This is a great place to bring foreign friends. Our guide, George, was very knowledgeable and interactive. He has a real passion in sharing his knowledge. History lessons in school are not my... more »
A very good museum, and the only way to visit is during an official tour. These take approx 1hr 15m and are a good length. Enough time to get a good look at the very intact bunker, and hear some of the story off the British defeat on the Malay peninsula and surrender of Singapore. Worth a read of some background info before or after too. The shop is well stocked with books etc and even a few snacks and cool drinks. Great place to visit!
Significant historical site, used as a stronghold for British Armed Forces during the Japanese attack on (and subsequent command of) Singapore. Of the 29 rooms inside this concrete bunker built into Fort Canning Hill, many original artefacts and relics from 1942 have been preserved, such as the vacuum tube for communication capsules, the original ventilation pipes, and even a commander's water canister! Great place to bring a very significant point in Singapore's (and Great Britain's) history to life!
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