The Battlebox Tour

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Hrs 15 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • 1-25 Travelers Per Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Explore The Battlebox, a former WWII British underground command centre in Singapore
  • Don't miss this historic place, the #1 museum in Singapore for TripAdvisor's annual Travellers' Choice Award 2017
  • Learn about the true causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”
  • Discover how the underground command centre functioned during World War II
Most Recent Review

  • YUAN YUAN 19 Feb 2019
    Highly recommend this tour. It's a great opportunity to have a better understanding of Singapore's role during the second World Wor. However, it's a pity that we cannot even take a note during the tour. I understand no photo and no video policy but no notes. That's a bit weird for me.

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  • A Story of Strategy & Surrender Tour

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    • 1 admission ticket to The Battlebox
    • Professional English speaking tour guide

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Meals and beverages

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    • Meals and beverages
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What To Expect

Built in the late 1930s, The Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill at the heart of Singapore City. The British army defended Malaya and Singapore from this legendary hideout in World War II. It was also here that the British made the decision to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese on 15 February 1942. Today, the Battlebox is a museum that unveils the true causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”. This tour tells two stories – the fall of Malaya and Singapore in WWII, and how an underground command centre functioned during World War II. Hear both from your professional English speaking guide as he/she leads you through the place that made history during the war. Book now and get instant confirmation on this historic tour!

The Battlebox entrance
Head inside The Battlebox and learn what led to the Fall of Singapore in World War II
The Battlebox Close-up of exhibit in Telephone Exchange Room 1
Learn the strategies and tactics employed during the battles for Malaya and Singapore
The Battlebox Fortress Command Room
Step inside the Fortress Command Room, a place where generals deliberated on Singapore's fate
The Battlebox Signal Office
Discover the importance of communications in the Battlebox, an underground command centre
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What To Wear:

  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes

What To Bring:

  • Bottled water
  • Poncho or umbrella (in case of rainy weather)
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 7-12
  • This tour is not suitable for children aged 0-7
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not wheelchair-friendly
  • Any change of schedule on the day of the tour will be subject to the next tour's availability
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Meet Up Information:

  • Location: Battlebox Visitor Centre
  • Address: 2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622
  • Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut Station (NS24/NE6/CC1)
  • Please view the detailed visual guide for directions to Battlebox Vistor Centre (Meeting Point)
  • Please arrive at the Battlebox Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes before the tour starts to redeem your tour ticket(s)
  • Please call the operator if you are unable to find the guide

Direction from Dhoby Ghaut Station

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (23) 4.7
  • YUAN YUAN 19 Feb 2019
    Highly recommend this tour. It's a great opportunity to have a better understanding of Singapore's role during the second World Wor. However, it's a pity that we cannot even take a note during the tour. I understand no photo and no video policy but no notes. That's a bit weird for me.
  • Ng 13 Feb 2019
    Generally, my family and I had an unforgettable trip in the military museum, Battlebox. Our tour guide, Esther was knowledgeable and shared with us more about the happenings and the history of Singapore before and after Japanese Occupation. We had a better understanding of the origin and the important role Battlebox had played in the past. However, we were disappointed that we were given only a minute or so to look at the photos with printed text. It was like following the motion and the tour was rather short. Not much opportunity was given for the visitors and tourists to take their time to take a closer look at the exhibits and appreciate them in depth. Moving forward, the management might want to allow visitors to take pics for those selected exhibits which are not intrusion of confidentiality as they can be kept as fond memories.
  • Herath 28 Jan 2019
    The battlebox is located on one side of the fort canning park and is very easy to access. Really enjoyed the tour and the guide was very informative.
  • Nur Hamizah 9 Feb 2019
    The tour was cool. Learning about Singapore and the World War and experiencing what the soldiers back then went through. In that 1+ hour I put myself in the shoes of the people in that time period. It was eye opening. Thank you for the guide. I forgot her name.
  • MAN KIN 8 Feb 2019
    duration lasting for 1hr15mins, worth to join if u are interested in singapore history.
  • Matthew 2 Feb 2019
    Really interesting tour - recommended. Guide was excellent and tour was a perfect length for the content.
  • Elijah Christoffer 29 Jan 2019
    The experience really puts you in the shoes of those who once worked in the bunker leading up to the last days of the war. Through videos and displays, you’ll get a glimpse of what happened during one of Britain’s biggest defeats. The tour guides are super friendly and knowledgeable. I even got a souvenir for answering a pop quiz!
  • Tzi Yong 28 Dec 2018
    excellent tour guide, very vivid explanation. Audio visual engaged the kids
  • Joanne 18 Dec 2018
    It was informative but a sad story. Loved the actual real life wax figures and their expressions. The videos and the tour guide were also amazing and informative. I just came from Ho Chi Minh Vietnam and could not help but compare the same sad war story. Made me realize Vietnamese were pretty smart and tactical despite not having enough ammunition's, artillery and soldiers but did not surrender. Whereas Singapore HAD 120,000 men and with no enough ammunition's and artillery but surrendered. Still overall it was a nice tour of the past and it made Singapore who they are now. Salute.
  • Alyssa Ann 17 Dec 2018
    very informative and feels surreal when you enter the battlebox. no photos, videos ans audio recording allowed inside so you will really feel involved and engaged throughout the tour! also watchout for the prize at the end of the tour, better listen carefully to the tourguide :)
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