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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

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  • 2.5-hour tour of the Battlebox in Singapore
  • Explore the WWII command post underground
  • Visit graves and learn about battles at Fort Canning Hill
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
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Overview
Learn about the historic battles of Singapore on a 2.5-hour tour of the Battlebox, a former World War II command center located in the heart of the city. Follow an informative guide through the 26-room warren under Fort Canning Hill, an unsuspecting spot steeped in history. You’ll visit a cemetery and hear about the country’s fate from the 14th century to the modern era.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Battlebox Visitor Centre at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore. At this historic spot in the heart of the city, you'll trace the rise and fall of great empires. Hear stories of rulers who commanded from the hill and the empire builders who were buried on its slopes. Discover the world-changing story of a humble spice.
Visit graves in the cemetery, see the colonial fort, and re-live one of the most important battles in history. Hear tales of the former WWII command center at Battlebox, where the decision to surrender Singapore marked the beginning of the end to the mighty British Empire. Don’t miss this exhilarating journey back in time at the once “Forbidden Hill", where your 2.5-hour tour concludes.
Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Battle Box

This tour was very informative. Our wonderful tour guide Esther certainly knew her stuff and her enthusiasm was charming.

Thank B2183DGjennyh
Reviewed 1 week ago
Educational history at its best

Our family decided to do this tour as it was included on our SIA Explorer Pass. The staff where quick to follow up on an question I had sent them and provided us advice on when to arrive. Our guide Shar was fantastic. Our daughter...More

Thank Reallbliss
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Interseting Historical tour

I was surprised at the size of the battle box, much larger than a 'box'. The tour guild was informative and knowledgeable. She gave a entertaining delivery of the history of the site. The video presentations offered a detailed history of the battle and beyond....More

Thank BMilla1
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Yet another quality walking tour from this company

We were keen to see the Battlebox after its re-opening and being able to do a full tour of Fort Canning was a bonus. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative, fun and personalised the tour with stories from his own stint in the Singapore Army. He...More

Thank Jenny60115
Reviewed 20 June 2018
XLNT

Fascinating and informative. Not just for the history buffs, all will enjoy. My group had children and teenagers as well and they were equally interested.

Thank Kris B
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Response from Jenny60115 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the extent of the back injuries. It is a 2 1/2 hour walking tour with gentle hills and stairs. There are opportunities to stop and rest, but limited seats. They go at a slow enough pace that a 57 year old unfit... More
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