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Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

Timings: Everyday , 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (Except Mondady).

Entry type: Free

Entry Details: Admission to The Battlebox, an underground command centre in Fort Canning Park, will be free to the public when it reopens from Oct 3 under a new operator

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This subterranean bunker, also known as the Battle Box, played a crucial role in the Japanese invasion and the battle of Singapore during World War II. The Singaporean army used it extensively as a bomb-proof command centre to defend itself against the Japanese assault.
This bunker, despite being regarded as being exceedingly crowded, was crucial for communication during the 20th century battle and assisted the Singapore army at the time in maintaining their position.
The British Empire also used the bunker, and in 1968 it was finally turned up to the Singaporean military. Today, this bunker has been transformed into a lovely, aesthetically stunning museum housing a significant collection of artefacts that vividly depict the perilous wartime environment of the 1940s.
This museum, which is tucked down beneath the port canning hill, is filled with memorabilia from World War 11, wax figures, antique photos, and iconic wall hangings. A tour guide helps visitors visualise the entire scene as a narrative reality. Visitors can conveniently employ the 75-minute tour guide, which will lead them around the underground bunker while stressing the significance of this World War II artefact in detailed detail.
Don't forget to browse the gift shop at the exit, buy the best-selling world war books, and read about the fascinating yet little-known Singapore conflict.

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Battle Box

Highlights of Battle Box

  • This former subterranean bunker is now a gorgeous underestimated museum with images and items from World War II that are less well-known internationally. It is situated 30 feet below the iconic Fort Canning Hill.
  • Above the bunker, in a location that is both aesthetically appealing and historically significant, is the fort canning hill, which served as the focal point for all decisions taken during the Singapore surrender to Japan in the 1960s. This is a noteworthy historical event.
  • Pancur Larangan, Artisan's Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Jubilee Park, and First Botanic Garden are just a few of the gorgeous picnic spots that encircle Battle Box.
  • The guided tour, which lasts 30 minutes and takes you around the museum, is the highlight of the trip because it gives you a detailed account of the battle of Singapore and the Japanese invasion through videos and previously unpublished photos.
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Battle Box Overview

This subterranean bunker, also known as the Battle Box, played a crucial role in the Japanese invasion and the battle of Singapore during World War II. The Singaporean army used it extensively as a bomb-proof command centre to defend itself against the Japanese assault.
This bunker, despite being regarded as being exceedingly crowded, was crucial for communication during the 20th century battle and assisted the Singapore army at the time in maintaining their position.
The British Empire also used the bunker, and in 1968 it was finally turned up to the Singaporean military. Today, this bunker has been transformed into a lovely, aesthetically stunning museum housing a significant collection of artefacts that vividly depict the perilous wartime environment of the 1940s.
This museum, which is tucked down beneath the port canning hill, is filled with memorabilia from World War 11, wax figures, antique photos, and iconic wall hangings. A tour guide helps visitors visualise the entire scene as a narrative reality. Visitors can conveniently employ the 75-minute tour guide, which will lead them around the underground bunker while stressing the significance of this World War II artefact in detailed detail.
Don't forget to browse the gift shop at the exit, buy the best-selling world war books, and read about the fascinating yet little-known Singapore conflict.

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Points Of Interest for Battle Box

  • The British administration and the Singaporean army chose this 11th-century fort as their military and communications headquarters during the Japanese invasion of Singapore and the World War II crisis. This fort later became a historically crucial location for all war decisions. Large, lush gardens surround the fort walls, providing a window into this military headquarters.
  • The Fort Canning Park – It has the famous fort canning hills, which are now regarded as a historically important location for all the decisions that shaped Singapore's history during the British and Japanese invasions. It is a lush valley that stretches up to a huge landscape. With walking routes, big trees, and cosy seating spots, this park is ideal for a picnic trip under the tropical sun.
  • The best way to hear about some fascinating World War II tales is to take a guided tour of the Battle Box, which can last anywhere between 30 and 75 minutes. The public can learn about the Singapore struggle and its surrender to Japan by visiting this bombproof command centre, which houses previously undiscovered video and images, wax models, scriptures, and antiquities. By choosing the 30-minute guided tour, you can discover how a subterranean bunker accomplished a feat during the clinical invasion.
  • Jubilee Park - Your toddlers and youngsters will have a blast here because to the numerous wonderful slides and swings. Visitors can encounter sand pits, tree houses, and log scrambles that will make them feel like children again. Enjoy some tasty treats from TBB Bakery to make your trip even more successful.
  • Raffles House - At first glance appears to be a single-story structure, was really one of Singapore's earliest residences built in the neoclassical architectural style for the then-governor of British control. This home, which has grand staircases leading up to it, offers a stunning view of the Singapore River on one side and the most well-known fort Canning on the other.
  • Iskandar Shah - Regarded as one of the greatest and final Singapore kings of the 14th century, is honoured at Keramat Iskandar Shah, a stunning tomb. The people think that the golden ruler and his essence may still be felt even though there is no proof that he was ever buried in this tomb. This location, which has an incense stick burning for the dead, is essential to your Battle Box adventure.
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Best time to visit Battle Box

To avoid the crowds of tourists, the afternoon is the best time to visit this museum of aesthetics. Tourists can easily reserve one of the guided excursions in their online portal window; they are offered every 30 minutes.

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People also ask about Battle Box

What season is ideal for travelling to Singapore?

The months of December through March are the ideal times to visit Singapore. The period's low average temperature enables visitors to enjoy all of the attractions to their fullest.

Is a trip to battleBox Singapore worthwhile?

Yes, Battlebox Singapore is a great place to go if you're interested in history and WWII secrets. It is interesting to explore the extensive collection of historical items, wax figures, unseen photographs, and movies in this bunker turned museum.

Why can't I capture pictures or movies within the Battlebox?

In order to ensure that guided tours run without interruption for everyone and to comply with some legal requirements protecting the copyright of images and other materials, tourists are not permitted to take photos or videos within the Battlebox.

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