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Address: 2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
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+65 6338 6133
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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US$13.18*
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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
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US$23.44*
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

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I have always held an interest in WW 11 and had a personal interest in the Fall of Singapore in that i had relatives who served here. The two hours spend at the Battlebox were... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always held an interest in WW 11 and had a personal interest in the Fall of Singapore in that i had relatives who served here. The two hours spend at the Battlebox were highlights of our visit to Singapore. The building and exhibits were extremely interesting and the narrative by the tour guide excellent. My wife who has... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would like to tell my friends to go and visit to Battle box if they visit to Singapore. My cousins enjoyed very much about history of Singapore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the $18 (Singapore) entrance fee and the walk up the hill. Our guide was really professional and we learnt a lot about why the British had to surrender Singapore in 1942. Our guide made the tour even more interesting by issuing a challenge and offering a prize at the end!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a guided tour of the Battlebox. Our guide, Eisen, was passionate about his subject and spoke perfect English. The Battlebox was an underground bomb-proof command centre and part of the headquarters of Malaya Command. It was famously the site of the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. The tour illustrates the life of the occupants with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting tour of the bunker the mannequins in the displays were very life like and our guide was very knowledgeable. It really gave an insight into the fall of Singapore in the Second World War.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a young tour guide by the name of Izen, sorry if the spelling is wrong and he was very good, very informative and quite passionate about the history and the stories he told us during the tour under groud at Fort Canning, well worth the time and money for this tour, must see if your in Singapore

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this tour very interesting and informative. The tour was quite casual and has specific start times as you need a guide to bring you through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful tour guide 'Nancy' very enthralling, she made it come alive. Top marks!!!! A good precursor to visiting Changi.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the most informative tour that my wife and I have been on and would recommend it to anyone visiting Singapore to go on well done, the tour guide was also excellent and informative thank you. Keep up the good work. Pete and Jenny UK.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An interesting look at the demise of Singapore and the British, Indian and Australian forces in 1942. This was the HQ for the British forces. Tour cost is S$18.00 per adult. Nearest metro is Dhoby Ghaut and then a nice walk (up the hill) through the park.

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