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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore

Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore

Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
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Tour snapshot
Get a closer look at WWII history in Singapore
Duration:
30m
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    30m
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Travel back in time to the World War II Battlebox command center in Singapore on a group tour. The visit puts an emphasis on the surrender of Singapore to Japan, decided by Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival. Follow your guide below ground to the 26 fortified rooms. Hear the details of the important negotiations and critical events that took place there. See dioramas depicting influential moments during the war.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See detailed reproductions of important events
  • Ask questions for a more interactive experience
  • Take the tour when it's convenient for you
What to expect
  • Make your way to Fort Canning in Singapore’s Central Area, and present this voucher for admission to The Battlebox, an emergency command center that was heavily used during the Second World War. Learn the story behind the surrender of Singapore, when Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival handed the British colony to the Japanese, the largest British surrender in history. Visit the museum with a Singapore History Consultant, who explains the underlying causes for the surrender, and the dark period of Singapore history that followed the defeat. Begin at ground level, then go deeper into the earth as you follow a series of fortified rooms below the surface—the entire complex comprises 26 rooms. See dioramas of wax figures that reimagine the Battlebox during wartime, take in the remains of Japanese Morse code scratched into the walls, and experience a piece of WWII military history first hand.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • See detailed reproductions of important events
  • Ask questions for a more interactive experience
  • Take the tour when it's convenient for you
What to expect
  • Make your way to Fort Canning in Singapore’s Central Area, and present this voucher for admission to The Battlebox, an emergency command center that was heavily used during the Second World War. Learn the story behind the surrender of Singapore, when Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival handed the British colony to the Japanese, the largest British surrender in history. Visit the museum with a Singapore History Consultant, who explains the underlying causes for the surrender, and the dark period of Singapore history that followed the defeat. Begin at ground level, then go deeper into the earth as you follow a series of fortified rooms below the surface—the entire complex comprises 26 rooms. See dioramas of wax figures that reimagine the Battlebox during wartime, take in the remains of Japanese Morse code scratched into the walls, and experience a piece of WWII military history first hand.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31033P1
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Battlebox
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622 Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for children aged 6 years and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Battlebox
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622 Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622)
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for children aged 6 years and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Battlebox
    2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622
    Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622)
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  • 1
    Battlebox
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Participants will learn about the fall of Malaya and Singapore in WWII, and how an underground command centre functioned during the war on the Battlebox tour.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Qlimax
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions
An educational tour. I never knew this place existed. Highly recommended for Singaporeans and tourists alike. Historically significant place.

Very comfortable as it is air conditioned (may get a little chilly, can bring jacket). We spent a good 2 hours inside.

Visit here first and then Ford Factory next. I am looking forward to that.
Written 11 December 2021
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Babytree77
Singapore, Singapore176 contributions
Our family joined tour of the Battlebox over the weekend and we had a wonderful time understanding the reasons for the British surrender during the 2nd WW. The tour started with a guide bringing us through the rooms and explaining the significance of figurines and displays. The place was very well maintained and spotlessly clean. This was really an event day and we enjoyed the tour around Battlebox.
Written 1 December 2021
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Prissiewerks
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions
Sep 2021
I had the honour to visit Battlebox earlier in September.
George hosted my friends and I during the tour and he made the tour exciting, informative and definitely interactive.

It is a half hour guided tour that takes us through the different rooms and highlights of what to look out for. After that we were left to explore the history behind the Battlebox & the war. It is insightful as there are alot of details that were not taught or shared in schools' syllabus.

This is a private museum and no photography or videography is allowed. And we definitely respect the privacy of this place. Hence, if you would like to find out more. Please do check this out.
Written 11 October 2021
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Ajit G
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
Battle box is an amazing experience that transports you to world War 2, signifying Singapore's role during those turbulent times.
Relive, imagine , experience first hand the conditions under which the Battle with the Japaness was planned, fought and eventually surrendered. The story is interestingly told using video footage, pictures, models and rare archives.
Must visit !
Written 5 September 2021
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Mal D
Singapore, Singapore157 contributions
One of the best historical experiences I've ever been to and recommended to most of my friends.
I learnt so much and with the personal tour guide, we really had a great time - the Battlebox tells of the battles over Singapore and I learnt so much.

The underground bunker is in the exact state from almost 80yrs ago and there's many artifacts from the war days in excellent condition.

Recommended
Written 3 July 2021
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Jordan Wright
Perth, Australia107 contributions
Jul 2020
Our tour was informative, interesting and very factual. Our family loved the tour very worth doing in Sinagpore!
Written 21 June 2021
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herongoh
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Mar 2021
It gave me a deeper insight of the events and also helped me appreciate more on what happened during that time.
My Grandfather was Capt Noor Mohd Hashim and was given a place at Kranji for his efforts during the war after he was exhumed from his original resting place at the Bidadari Cemetery in the 1990's. Being one of the First Asian Civil servant that rose from the ranks of a "pion" to an officer under/in British the Civil Service. He was transferred from Penang to Singapore way before the war began. I listened to stories told by my late grandmother and relatives as to how they were evacuated to India by sea in the last few days before Singapore fell .and their return to Singapore after the war. The endurance and plight of being refugees and the events of the war.
My Grandfather being an officer in the civil service as well as an active uniform personnel as with many others was interrogated by the occupying forces and eventually succumbed to his death. The tour gave me a better insight of the matters and is different from watching a documentary. For me it was personal , nevertheless it is worth the effort and to know Singapore is not just to know it of what it is today but to know it from what it was made from,.. Hats off to the restoration of the Battlebox for which I'm sure my grandfather would have served in or within the vicinity and the tour guide .A historical place and its existence a testimony and tribute to all those who served and lived in that era.
Written 1 May 2021
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BKTWQ
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
Brought my secondary school kids to the Battlebox to get a better understanding of Singapore history.

The historical facts were well researched and presented. The addition of air conditioning to the Battlebox helped to make the visit a bearable one even though the condition in the past was much poorer from the look of the sawn off top sections of the doors.

Highly recommended for secondary school students to visit this attraction to get a more complete view of Singapore history.
Written 30 April 2021
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howareyou26
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions
Jan 2021
My family and I had a wonderful time visiting the Battlebox today. As Singaporeans, we learnt so much about the history of Singapore and it was very interesting to listen to the very kind and knowledgeable Helena who showed us around, sharing information and stories. It was also nice to see old artefacts, building structures and lovely watching all the old films. This 2.5hrs tour was nothing like the other museums and highly recommended for all to visit.
Written 23 January 2021
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You Juin
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Dec 2020
It is great to learn the history in Singapore. After going through the tour in this place, I have managed to acquire the knowledge of the history.
Written 19 January 2021
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rachellim1895
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Great tour guides!
My whole family (of 8 but split to adhere to Safedistancing guidelines) had a very good time learning about the his
Chin123456789087
Chin123456789087
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Battlebox tour Experience
The tour guide is experience, but the place is very clumb and squeeze. If the working path can be enlarge will be b
C p
C p
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Battlebox
This is a great tour. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history is so interesting -- stories many people do
JT4300
JT4300
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Unique attraction - a must-go!!
What a fascinating place, offering a unique glimpse into Singapore's war history. Very well-preserved, curated and
KW_Loh
KW_Loh
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Exceptionally Historic and Educational!
A very worthwhile 1 hour to 2 hours visit at least! Very well curated, interesting and eye opening experience that
bennyruns29
bennyruns29
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Great information, good storytelling, and
I liked how the tour guide was able to engage with the audience and I got to learn alot about the bunker and about
stephanieloh98
stephanieloh98
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Interesting and insghtful!
The visit to this museum was a super insightful one. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable too!!!
I162SMericf
I162SMericf
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Very interesting walk on memory lane!
The place is an important landmark in the history of Singapore. The visit is very well organised, guided by knowled
Cmeng0085
Cmeng0085
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Great guided tour
Great understanding over the fall of WW2 and how battlebox played an important role. The guide was excellent throu
YueKamW
YueKamW
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Fighting Spirit win, not the size, not the weapon, and neither the strength.
The Japanese army smaller in number (size), the British had two aircraft carriers and 3 airbase, the British was at
karlkawing
karlkawing
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Loads of history about Singapore within this bunker
Awesome trip to the Battlebox where the bunker was used during WW2 in Singapore. Learnt so much within this relativ
lsebs
lsebs
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Interesting and comfortable museum
The guide was interesting, informative, and friendly. The museum was comfortably cooled with aircon.
bart_allen_87
bart_allen_87
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Battlebox experience
The visit into the battelbox felt like a journey back in time to the 1940s. It was a truly immersive experience. Ju
Shrek-loves-Fiona
Shrek-loves-Fiona
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Worth A Visit Even if Thought You Know Everything about Singapore during WW2
I had a great experience and its certainly worth a visit, especially for history buffs. I've read books, read many
ShatinMartin
ShatinMartin
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Wanna to go for so long and it is great
It is not a big museum but you can see everything was done with heart and details. The guides are great! Very passi
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