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Battlebox, Singapore

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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This once-secret bunker documents Singapore’s past during World War II. Located inside Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was once a top-secret bunker that was built to be bombproof and self-sufficient. Construction was completed between 1936 and 1941. During WWII, it served as an underground command centre for British-led troops in Singapore. It was also inside the Battlebox that the British made the momentous decision on 15 February 1942 to surrender Singapore to the Japanese forces.
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  • A colleague of mine recommended we do the Battlebox on our holiday to Singapore; she said "it's incredible and people don't even know it's there!" She was 100% right. We learnt so much about the... 
    A colleague of mine recommended we do the Battlebox on our holiday to Singapore; she said "it's incredible and people don't even know it's there!" She was 100% right. We learnt so much about the...  more »
  • My husband wanted to visit this well hidden gem. I wasn’t keen…but having been persuaded I’d go again. Absolutely fascinating! 
    My husband wanted to visit this well hidden gem. I wasn’t keen…but having been persuaded I’d go again. Absolutely fascinating!  more »
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  • The tour was interesting; the tour guide threw in some interesting titbits about the war. Unknowingly, spent 2 hours in the bunker, going through the write up and videos. Worth visiting, if you enjoy history. :)
  • If you and your child are interested in history, particularly on how WWII unfolded in the Southeast Asia Pacific Region and the events leading to its end then this place is a must see! The bunker was amazing. The docent was very knowledgeable (of course) and witty. 😍 He gave us a wonderful tour of the place, one that greatly added to my knowledge of the war in the Pacific Region. We were advised to not take photos and videos that is why I only have photos of the tickets.

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