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Battlebox

2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
+65 6338 6133
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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 1942. Journey back in time to 1942 and discover the true causes of the Fall of Singapore and learn how an underground command centre functioned during the war.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
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+65 6338 6133
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"battle box"
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"guided tour"
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"underground bunker"
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"fort canning park"
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"excellent tour"
in 53 reviews
"command centre"
in 36 reviews
"military history"
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"wax figures"
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"world war"
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"events leading up"
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"self guided"
in 22 reviews
"japanese invasion"
in 36 reviews
"british army"
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"allied forces"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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Reviewed yesterday

Ryan was a fantasic tour guide who was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour very much and thought it was definately one place in Singapore that all tourist should visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited battle box recently during family vacation to Singapore. We all had great time tour guide was wonderful & would highly recommend it

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Reviewed yesterday

Absolute gem. We thoroughly appreciated the story and presentation. So much information in a detail packed 75 mins. Terrific local female guide. We just wish there was more time to absorb all the resources. Remarkable value for money. Take the 0945 tour as the group...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight of Singapore for me in terms of tourist attractions. I'd heard of the fall of Singapore but had no idea of the circumstances and what it actually meant. This brought it all home.

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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoy history and knew some of the wWII Singapore history but the battlebox is a must see for anyone who enjoys history I have also visited the Missouri where the surrender was completed and didn’t know Perceval was also there.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour at the Battlebox. Joanne was an excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable. The battlebox was excellent

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a History teacher this was a fantastic place to visit. The tour guide was very knowledgable and the displays were excellent. This is a must for anyone interested in World War 2 and the Fall of Singapore.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Battlebox was recommended to me by a colleague and I'm very happy I listened to her recommendation. Our guide was very informative and professional and the staff in the shop were friendly. Hearing about the events of the war in that atmosphere was fascinating....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting to learn about the history of Singapore. I felt there were probably too many people in the group - around 20. Lady guide was excellent.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The battle box displays the history behind the British surrender of Singapore during world war 2. The circumstances in the lead up and what happened afterwards. Our guide through the display was very good and the crowd was a mix of all ages. Certainly suitable...More

Thank Phil G
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ChrisAM2013
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
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Belindatlh
4 September 2017|
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Response from Xiaoling10 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about this. You will have to contact them directly.
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Usuff
22 June 2017|
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Response from SpikerKenA | Reviewed this property |
From the Battlebox com sg website (which also has lots of additional up-to-date info: THE BATTLEBOX TOUR - A Story of Strategy & Surrender ™ (1 hour) Adult: S$18 Child (7 – 12 years): S$9 Timings (Mondays, including... More
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