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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour provided by The Original Singapore Walks

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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

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Overview
Discover the richness of Singapore's history during a half-day tour of Fort Canning Hill, located in the heart of the city. The site is steeped in historical significance and includes a 26-room bunker known as the Battlebox, which served as a World War II command center. Your guide shares historical details as you explore the Battlebox, a royal shrine, a colonial fort, and more on this walking tour.
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You'll start at
The Battlebox
2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622Start your tour at the Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622, Fort Canning Park)
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  • 1
    Fort Canning Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Keramat Sultan Iskandar Shah
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Battlebox
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
The Battlebox
2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622Start your tour at the Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622, Fort Canning Park)
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Highlights
  • Includes admission to Fort Canning Park, the Battlebox, and the royal shrine
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Live commentary provided by the guide
  • Go underground to see the Battlebox up close
Important Information
Departure Point
The Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Get admission to Battlebox
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Canning Park
  • Entry/Admission - Keramat Sultan Iskandar Shah
  • Entry/Admission - Battlebox
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Keith_Lynn01 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashford, United Kingdom279 contributions28 helpful votes
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This is a great historical place to visit, the tour gives you a full insight of how the hill fort was constructed and it’s change of use over the years including the occupation of the Japanese during WWII and the British. Our tour guide Joanne was a lovely informative person
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Sarah G wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
I really enjoyed this walking tour around Fort Canning Park and the Battlebox. It packs 700 years of history into a couple of hours, including a focused look at the events of WW2 from within the Battlebox itself. Spending time learning about the history of the wider site (and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cosmopolitan776167 wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Had booked for this tour a couple of months beforehand (together with the 'Changi Coach Tour'), as this extended tour was only run a couple of times a week and I wanted to ensure a place. Whilst my history interest is primarily WW2 (and hence the Battlebox part of the tour
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dradam007 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bunbury, Australia37 contributions36 helpful votes
This tour covered the early Malay history of Singapore through the hill as the seat of the rulers’ & it’s ongoing significance as an early historical site. Our guide; Wei Wei; walked us through the historical development of the site from this early period through the early
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dgw23 wrote a review Jan 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
Oui oui! Thank you for taking us through the story of Singapore which all has ramifications on Fort Canning Hill. Your explanations were clear and well illustrated with pass around pictures. The tour of The Battlebox portrayed a very sad time for Singapore authoritavely and
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Hassle free cancellation
Thank you to this tour company. Due to COVID-19 we were unable to travel to Singapore and they arranged a full ref
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601cheryle
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Don't bother
Complete and utter waste of time and money. The Johore Battery is a rundown neglected dirty site with a replica sma
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ehnoble
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Colonial District Walk
Carol the guide was excellent. She tailored the tour to our interested perfectly. I highly recommend!
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issalt
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Misleading and unnecessary
My partner and I decided to go on the tour as we thought it would expound on the various sculptures in the park, ex
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Michaelplusthree
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Emotional Tour
Took a great tour with Joanne. She was extremely knowledgeable of the events and focused on the first hand experie
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SH20012
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Lots of history
The tour starts with some very old history, then heads into the battlebox for a more detailed discussion of WWII sp
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ScholzHamburg
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Very nice walk in a small group of 4
Today we walked with Carol through Little India. We were lucky to be only 4 people in the group. We had plenty of t
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kevinkieffer53
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Ft Canning Battlebox
Excellent tour and so well facilitated Our guide, Helena, was knowledgeable and passionate. This is definitely a
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Dot_
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Visit after dark
Hmm The park was interesting but strange. Not quite what I expected. The guide told us about the history of the fam
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David-of-Lytham
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Interesting and moving tour
The tour was very informative and interesting giving a concise insight into the Japanese invasion and subsequent su
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Jodie S
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Nancy was great
My partner and I went on the Journey to Hell tour with Nancy and it was great! We didn't really know what we were g
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JUMcQ
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Comprehensive and knowledge-rich tour
We had the 'Dragon' lady lead this tour! Thoroughly pleasant, amiable and very very knowledgable. The best part of
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car0lecraggs
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Really great tour
This was an excellent tour for those interested in the WWII history of Singapore. It complements a visit to the Bat
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218andyr
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Emotional Tour
Great tour and fantastic tour guides. We had Joanne who was excellent, stories told of what happened during and aft
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Vepalmcoast
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Enjoy Helena and learn about Chinatown
What a wonderful way to learn about the history and culture of Chinatown and how it relates to the Singapore of tod
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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