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“battle box”(151 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
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2 Cox Terrace | Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622, Singapore
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+65 6338 6133
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All reviews battle box guided tour underground bunker fort canning park command centre excellent tour military history wax figures self guided world war allied forces events leading up japanese invasion british army knowledgeable guide fascinating insight highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed yesterday

A bit over an hour very well spent. Lots of story telling to provide excellent context. As a bonus it is wonderfully air conditioned.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Well worth a visit. Everything is preserved just as it was in WW2.

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Thank rdwood76
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you know the hours of operation - last tour is 1 hr before closing!!! We did not make it this time. Area around is a cool park.

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a an interesting tour giving lots of information about a key part in Singapore’s history. The rooms in the actual bunker are a bit repetitive - unsurprising as it is a bunker! But you do get a good fell for how claustrophobic and...More

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had experienced Battlebox about 20 years ago. We wanted to see it again and were not disappointed. The group was a good size and the guide was excellent. The reproductions of the events were excellent and the equipment used was typical of the time....More

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Thank Mothy43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the Battlebox was great its location within Fort Canning Park makes it easy for people to access being only a 10 minute walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station even closer if you are staying at the Fort Canning Hotel as we were....More

Thank _glenn_allum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach by metro with a walk up the hill for 5 minutes.Good presentation by the guide and a nice souvenirshop.Temperature inside the bunker is nice.Check times before the tour (always) by guide.

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Thank markmark910
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of fellow homeschoolers to learn a bit about Singapores WWII history. The Battle Box tour on Fort Canning hill includes visiting ~20 rooms and command rooms that were constructed 30 feet underground during WWII to serve as underground bunker /...More

Thank Barbara d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at hotel fort canning, I walked by the Battlebox and found it very interesting. Incredible what when throught those people.

Thank caroler160
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good tour and certainly worth doing if you have a few hours spare whilst in Singapore, the only downside was that there was alot of ppl on the tour i attended (almost too many to fit in most of the rooms), which made it...More

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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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Usuff
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
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