Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island: Hours, Address, Fort Siloso Reviews: 4/5

Military Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This historic fort was part of Singapore's defenses for decades.
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Helen
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Looking after
May 2021 • Family
The place needs better looking after. Fresh coat of paint. The need for better maintenance could not be overstated.
Written 26 May 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore10,984 contributions
Observe marine creatures during low tide
Jun 2020
Nearby to Fort Siloso is Tanjong Rimau where one can take part in a guided tour to observe the marine creatures during the low tide there. I joined one such tour two years ago. This tour can be booked online with the Sentosa Development Corporation. It is conducted by volunteers and the tour is officially called Siloso Headland Intertidal Programme. Timing of the tour depends on the tide condition.
It was about two hours long and we were introduced to many marine creatures such as the crabs, snails, sea corals etc. We also walked part of the beach to learn about the type of rocks found here such as the conglomerate rock. There are several small shallow caves formed among the rocks next to the beach.
We could also see Reflections by the Keppel Bay and the brick-red Berlayer Beacon. Together with the green Tanjong Rimau Beacon seen here, they act as the navigational markers for ships that enter and exit the channel between Labrador and Sentosa.
It is advisable to wear aqua shoes when doing this tour.
Written 21 May 2021
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LUVBALIBEACH
Singapore842 contributions
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND!
May 2021
As much as we live and respect history, this place seems neglected..no excitement whatsoever?
Sadly, the history is rich but the presentation lacks creativity.
Even museum has interactive mode.
Go visit USA to see how they sell these historical places or even China or Japan, ...they are great in selling historical sites.

Have a map with a stamp for example...so kids can go get to each point of interest and get a stamp on the map.
Written 16 May 2021
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Khaw Han Chung
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions
Exploring the other side of Sentosa Island
Oct 2020 • Solo
The last time I visit this place was already many years ago. Now since the pandemic and lesser crowd, I decided to revisit this place again.

Located at the edge of Sentosa Island, you could reach here from Siloso Beach by walking to the end. The entrance is beside Shangri-La Resort.

You could reach here via road, skywalk or trail; you choose the way. Here you could learn the history of Sentosa during war time and Japanese surrender.

The place probably old enough but still have all the facilities including air-conditioning for some exhibits spaces. This is definitely a great place to explore the island, not just here for the beach.
Written 17 October 2020
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DomSG
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
Amazing piece of history, but poorly curated
Oct 2020 • Solo
Part 2 of my WWII trekking today was on Sentosa Island, just off the southern tip of Singapore.

During WWII, Sentosa had four British forts and artillery batteries aimed at preventing invasion by sea. However, the Japanese instead invaded over the Causeway from Malaysia in the north, with tanks clearing the way for 22,000 soldiers who had ridden on bikes throughout most of their previous lightning campaigns in Thailand and Malaysia. The British naval guns on Sentosa were not equipped with the right kinds of shells for a land assault, and as a result, Singapore fell to the Japanese in only seven days (Feb 8-15, 1942).

During the war years, Sentosa became notorious as a holding center for many Allied POWs, and the Japanese massacred scores of Chinese residents (whom they felt were not loyal to the occupiers) on Sentosa’s beaches.

Of the four original forts, only Fort Siloso has been restored. I found it very sterile, lacking curation (historical accounts of the war), with many buildings being largely empty except for a couple dioramas. Most information was only on the fort’s naval guns and other weaponry, but very little was shown about the history of the fort and its role in WWII. The brief overview of the Japanese invasion timeline was hidden at the Fire Director Tower (Bunker Complex A) near the end of the tour. It should have been at the beginning when visitors enter the complex. Only the invasion timeline and the Surrender Hall were well-worth seeing. I only spent about 20 minutes visiting the entire fort.

During the current COVID period (at least until Dec 31), admission to Sentosa and to Fort Siloso is free. Worth seeing once if you are on the island for the day, but I wouldn’t spend money to visit it during other periods.
Written 2 October 2020
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Baldtotravel
Singapore, Singapore289 contributions
A surprising find
Sep 2020
I thought the display would only be of an old emplacement and maybe one or two guns, but it really surprised me. Good displays, using both visual and audio tools, as well as the opportunity to walk through the complex, was enjoyable. And it was free.
Written 16 September 2020
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JackyTanSG
Singapore, Singapore2,740 contributions
Best Place to Learn Singapore WWII History
Aug 2020 • Solo
Fort Siloso is a huge place where you will need about 2 to 3 hours to cover the entire area. Be sure to visit the Museum, the tunnels, command post, barracks and the Surrender Chambers. Take your time and learn about the WWII history of Singapore.
Written 28 August 2020
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CZ1143
Aurora, IL199 contributions
Interesting piece of Singapore history
Aug 2020
The skywalk is a beautiful and easy way to start the tour and avoid a lot of incline in the Singapore heat and humidity! The fort tells the story of Singapore during war time. We spent most of the time walking around and exploring. There are a few buildings with informative displays and air conditioning. We probably spent about two hours at the site, and we probably saw close to everything.
Written 26 August 2020
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Krissy47
Cannock, UK59 contributions
A museum of quality
Dec 2019
To reach this museum we took the lift and then the high walkway with fantastic views of downtown and the beaches. A self guided tour at your own leisurely pace into the world of the fort and its people. On very hot days the buildings offer shade and tranquillity At times very moving to read the stories of the men who valiantly tried to save Singapore from the Japanese.
Written 13 May 2020
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bellaHolt
holt606 contributions
Very Interesting
Jan 2020
My uncle was stationed in Singapore in the war, it was very interesting to come across fort Siloso it`s now a museum telling the story of how it was in the war it`s all put together in an interesting way with live recordings and rooms set out as how they lived, worked and slept, just like stepping back in time.
Written 12 May 2020
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