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Admission to Battlebox

Other experience

Admission to Battlebox

From S$ 20 per person

Visit the former British underground command center in Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, and learn the story of the headquarters for the Malaya Command army that defended Singapore during World War II

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Enter the room where the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders surrendered Singapore
  • See a reconstruction of an air defense plotting room
  • Discover how the Battlebox was a self-sufficient command center during World War II
Full description
Journey back to a fateful February morning in 1942 when surrender stared the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders in the face after 70 days of brutal fighting in Malaya and Singapore. Once known as an “impregnable fortress” of the British Empire, Singapore was about to fall. Enter the Battlebox command center and investigate the momentous decision to surrender the city to the Japanese, marking the beginning of the end of the British Empire and the start of Singapore's darkest chapter. Embrace your bold side and step into this 1930s war bunker. You will come away with an unforgettable experience and a deeper understanding of the Fall of Singapore.  
  • Admission to the Battlebox - repeat entry valid throughout the day
  • Time to explore Battlebox on your own
  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activity cost
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 7 years

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Meeting point

Battlebox Visitor Center, Singapore.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for children younger than 7 years old
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. For wheelchair/stroller access, there is only one flight of steps entering and leaving the Battlebox, while the rest of the bunker is level
  •   Battlebox reserves the right to cancel complimentary guided tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 135 reviews

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This is a detailed overview of the fall of Singapore in WWII from the first aerial bombardment on the 8th December 1941 to the surrender on the 15th February 1942. Superior Japanese tactics as well as the early destruction of British naval and then air power is well described. Accurate reproductions of situation rooms, audiovisuals and description by an excellent guide made this a worthwhile tour.

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March 23, 2023

The Guide was amazingly knowledgable and communicated well with visitors of all ages. From the technicalities of how the Battle Box operated, to the details of the Japanese occupation, the tour made its history and significance very clear. Many congratulations !

March 23, 2023

Very interesting your. Guide very knowledgeable. Was just a bit rushed, didn't have time to read all the info panels etc, although guide covered lots of the info. And we finished a bit under the time. Also quite crowded. Would-be better with 10 less people.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 70009