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Battlebox

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2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
+65 6338 6133
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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
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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"
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"command centre"
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"military history"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The tour guide was very informative. We went with our daughters aged 7 and 9. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the fall of Singapore. Well worth the visit.

Thank eiles4
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Battlrbox was the combined military HQ prior to the Japanese invasion & during all the battles that ensued all over Singapore, ending in surrender. A very moving & well presented tour by dedicated volunteers. It was both fascinating and stressful to think of everything the...More

Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fort Canning is situated on a hill very close to Clarke Quay and is accessible via walking trails which take you through a botanic garden setting with wildlife along the way. The fort is historic and dates from the 1800s but the battle box bunker...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must do experience as the only way you can see the Battlebox is by tour. Our tour guide was excellent and provided an incite full presentation on Singapore in the lead up to WW2 and the details about the fall of Singapore.

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was looking for a short tour and read about the historical significance of this place. The experience of walking through Battlebox and imagining what transpired during those months in the Second World War is something I will definitely remember from my visit to Singapore.

Thank Marcus A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to visit if you like Military History! I go back every time I'm in Singapore! A great way to see how Colonial Singapore was involved in WWII.

Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Guide was knowledgeable as he led us through this amazingly preserved and presented sensitive site; a must for visitors young and old.

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for the 75 minute guided tour costing S$18 each. Our guide was word perfect, speaking clearly and at the right volume to ensure our full attention and understanding, We were guided through the many underground rooms of the Battlebox and given a detailed...More

Thank GKTravellers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite visiting on a Saturday, we were surprised by how busy the tours were. Our advice would be to make sure you arrive before the tour you'd like to take part in so you can book on to it. We chose the hour long tour...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every first visit ti Singapore should include a tour of the battle box . Our guide was brilliant and gave us a historical understanding of a difficult time while at the same time he gave us some amusing insites of the time including some of...More

Thank johnandmargaret2014
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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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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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