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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
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All reviews battle box guided tour fort canning park underground bunker command centre excellent tour wwii history wax figures self guided allied forces events leading up japanese invasion british army second world war knowledgeable guide great insight highly recommend this tour
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Since every tour is docent led, you get the full story of the site and the background of what happened here. The tour is a bit over an hour long and involves a good amount of exploring the bunker complex and some multi-media to help...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour in the underground command centre of Fort Canning hill. Tour was very informative and gave us a great insight into some part of the history of Singapore and Malaysia.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed immensely the guided tour by an excellent guide, but would have liked more time to check out the displays and photos.

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1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s the greatest tour I’ve ever joined. Probably because I’m interested in history espaiclly wars. I would say I could have more time staying inside to take a deeper look at the details.

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Thank Bernstein L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative & interesting facts about the war history of Singapore. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Melina J
Reviewed 3 days ago

An entertaining and very comprehensive audio and visual tour which gave an overview of Singapore’s early history as well as the facts about the invasion of Singapore by the Japanese army in WW2.

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Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this informative tour through the bunkers led by Dina who kept us enthralled for about an hour and a half. A must do for anyone visiting Singapore.

Thank 871francesca
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed hearing the history of the Battlebox and the events leading up the Japanese invading Singapore. The videos were especially good as a lot of the photos were from the newsreels of the time. The guide was very knowledgeable.

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Thank Odyssey33904913216
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an excellent place to visit in Singapore, History brought to life with this your. Our guide through the bunker was excellent. She was so informative and enthusiastic, but more so brought the feeling of what it must have been like to be with Percival...More

Thank 128peterw128
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very much enjoyed this wonderful tour, great for young and old. Very informative . Had done this tour previously before the updates. The tour guides are wonderful, but hope that the younger girls haven't replaced all the older gentlemen that used to conduct these tours,...More

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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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