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A former underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was part of the Malaya Command Headquarters during World War II. It was here that Lt-Gen Percival made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
Fort Canning
+65 6338 6133
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are even vaguely interested in WWII as it affected the Singapore/ Malay Peninsula then this is so worth visiting. Hints & tips, the website doesn’t appear to comment on booking, but dropping an email the day before ensures you’ll be on a tour,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KeithJSullivan
Reviewed 3 days ago

I happened to discover Battlebox while perusing TripAdvisor during my last day of a five day visit to Singapore. I'd done everything else I'd aimed to do and figured I'd seen enough of the inside of shopping malls. Battlebox seemed like a worthwhile way to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sww326
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really loved our tour of the Battlebox. Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and took us through the underground rooms at a good pace. I’m glad I had been to the National Museum beforehand as I felt I knew more about this part of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brad_Herbert
Reviewed 3 days ago

The guided tour was very good, interspersed with cine-reel footage of events from the time. The Battle Box brings to life the disaster that was the Fall of Singapore - the worst surrender in British military history. I would definitely recommend going for the guided...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ran
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well presented and thought out tour. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. A combination of audio visual, talk, and exhibits made it an excellent tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markperkins2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband visits this time and time again and just loves it. Very interesting for everyone but especially the history buffs. Set in a lovely park as well which is really nice to walk around!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AlisonH2593
Reviewed 6 days ago

Need to be booked before you go if on a limited time frame. The web site doesn’t make it clear how to do this . Apparently you need to ring to book

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very educational history about World War ll and Singapore. My kids ages 10 and 11 found the tour interesting and it keep their attention.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zipty22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great insight into the defence and surrender of Singapore including the people who had to make the decision, the guide was informative and had a friendly approach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Battlebox while we were walking through the park, and the tour was just starting. It was a great history lesson and it took us out of the heat which was an extra bonus. Easy and interesting walking tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from KeithJSullivan | Reviewed this property |
In answer to your 3 questions - yes, yes and no.
1 February 2019|
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Response from Travel_AL04 | Reviewed this property |
The 1Hr 15 Min tour is the must do, it is extremely interesting. The other tour takes in the bunkers but also shows you around Fort Canning Park. If you have limited time make sure you do the 'A Story of Strategy... More
7 December 2017|
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Response from Janice T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris, I had sent an email to battlebox and received reply: “As the Battlebox is an underground bunker, the only way to access the bunker is through one flight of stairs; about 12 steps. However, we have a wheelchair... More