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Battlebox, Singapore

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#3 of 143 in Historic Sites in Singapore
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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.
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  • Visited my family earlier this year for the first time since they moved to Singapore in 2020. They recommended I take the guided tour of Battlebox and I am so glad I did. The guide was extremely... 
    Visited my family earlier this year for the first time since they moved to Singapore in 2020. They recommended I take the guided tour of Battlebox and I am so glad I did. The guide was extremely...  more »
  • The 30-min tour was fairly comprehensive but if you want something more in-depth there's always the option of going for the 2.5h tour. I love how well maintained yet authentic the place feels. There.....  more
    The 30-min tour was fairly comprehensive but if you want something more in-depth there's always the option of going for the 2.5h tour. I love how well maintained yet authentic the place feels. There.....  more »
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  • Intense and informative, this museum stands as a testament to the horrors of war, and the resiliency of the Singapore people. In many ways the immensely successful society we know today was forged in the fire of the Japanese occupation. A special note of appreciation for the excellent tour given by Nancy, a wonderful docent.
  • Really interesting place to visit. We had a private tour because nobody else showed up for the time slot. Tour guide was great and answered all of our questions. Definitely visit if you are in the area.

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