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Address: 2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6338 6133
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A former underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was...

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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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

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Great history tour

I went on an afternoon tour a few days ago of this underground command bunker in Fort Canning park. The are a bout 20 steps down and then out of the bunker. You are guided... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on an afternoon tour a few days ago of this underground command bunker in Fort Canning park. The are a bout 20 steps down and then out of the bunker. You are guided through a series of rooms which are set up with wax models and furniture depicting the days of the Singapore surrender. I was totally engaged... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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We had a guided tour of Battlebox conducted by a very knowledgable young man. The displays are very convincing. Our visit has enabled us to understand this period of the second World War

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The young(ish) man who conducted the tour of this WW2 bunker did an exceptional job. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history of Singapore during this critical period in the war. The guide knew his stuff and created a sense of theatre and tension in the lead up to his presentation in the next room of... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our recent visit to Singapore, we spent some time at Battle Box and Fort Canning without a guide and it was very well laid out and informative. Highly recommended. General Percival should never had surrendered!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of all the tours experienced in Singapore, this was the best. It seems like a best kept secret but our guide (Kimelijah = "Mel") brought everything alive with her extensive knowledge and vivid descriptions. Lasting a couple of hours for a modest entry fee, it was a chance to experience a little of near history. Some good, short video presentations.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Advised to visit here and when we did finally find it our time was well spent. Luckily we arrived 10 minutes before a tour was about to start as visiting unaccompanied is not allowed. Our guide was very informative the one and half hour tour went quickly. This was a former WW2 command centre and is set up to show... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the tour 1 hour tour and enjoyed it completely. The guide Jerome was fantastic, he told the story of the events surrounding the Battle Box in an informative and interesting way. If you have an interest in the history of Singapore then you can not go wrong with this great tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in and around Fort Canning Park and interested in history then I recommend that you make time to visit the Battlebox. My husband and I only learned of its existence when we attended a lecture on a recent cruise. At the time it was likened to the Singapore equivalent of the Churchill Rooms in London and was... More 

Thank jennirAberdeen
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nicely planned tour, great guide and enough detail to keep interest without going overboard. A real insight into the decision the commanders were faced with.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the standard Battlebox tour - 'A Story of Strategy and Surrender'. If you're interested in WW2 history, this tour should be top of your list of things to do whilst in Singapore. Even if you're not, the tour is great, very informative and I'd thoroughly recommend. It has a similar feel to the Churchill War Rooms in London.... More 

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