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“battle box”(150 reviews)
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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
2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
+65 6338 6133
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All reviewsbattle boxguided tourunderground bunkerfort canning parkexcellent tourcommand centrewwii historywax figuresself guidedallied forcesevents leading upjapanese invasionbritish armysecond world warknowledgeable guidefascinating insighthighly recommend this tour
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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative piece of Singapore history well worth it for history buffs. Nice park surrounds as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

A very well run and organised display of the history of Singapore during World War 2. Very knowledgeable guide, and a well set up display.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Xcellent Love The Tour and Learn Something That I’ve Never Known Before. The Bunker Is Well Presented and Well Ventilated.

Thank Eric Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the kind of history you remember: the kind you experience first-hand. In a little over one fascinating, fast-moving hour, I learned just about everything I need to know about Singapore's role in World War II: the lives of the men in that sprawling...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the guides Joanne’s first solo tour and she was fantastic - highly recommend this tour ! Very interesting and great no phones allowed diring tour which was great

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this guided tour very interesting and informative. All relevant information given in an entertaining way. Learnt a lot about 2nd world war in Singapore.

Thank PSFisher
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best things we’ve ever done on our numerous visits to Singapore. It’s a super interesting 1 1/2 hrs of history spent in the cool of an underground war bunker. Of great interest to Australians & other nationalities who fought in the Fall...More

Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent coverage of this bit of history. I am hard of hearing so had some trouble with the accent of the very capable guide so would have liked more time to read the extensive material on display.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are into WW2 this is a must . Great knowledge by the guides and a relaxed no rush tour . Oh and underground great way out of the heat

Thank Wombee61
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrange to do the " A story of strategy & Surrender" guided tour on 26/7/18 which was guided by Chin Han. Great tour guide and certainly enjoyed the experience and learnt a piece of australian history we did not know.

Thank John T
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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
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.
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