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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore

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    Make your way to Fort Canning in Singapore’s Central Area, and present this voucher for admission to The Battlebox, an emergency command center that was heavily used during the Second World War.
    Learn the story behind the surrender of Singapore, when Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival handed the British colony to the Japanese, the largest British surrender in history. Visit the museum with a Singapore History Consultant, who will explain the underlying causes for the surrender, and the dark period of Singapore history that followed the defeat.
    Begin at ground level, then go deeper into the earth as you follow a series of fortified rooms below the surface—the entire complex comprises 26 rooms. See dioramas of wax figures that reimagine the Battlebox during war time, take in the remains of Japanese Morse code scratched into the walls, and experience a piece of WWII military history first hand.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The experience was so interesting, the capitulation made more telling as we had spent some time in Borneo, where 2,400 mainly Australian and British soldiers from Singapore were transferred and only 6 survived death marches from a camp in Sandakan into the middle of Borneo.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SimonW703
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Great tour, a must for Antipodeans as Kiwis and Aussies feature along with the predominantly British WW2 personnel. Our guide Matthew was very knowledgeable, making the tour a genuinely moving experience as he guided us to the inevitable downfall of the British with his factual...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Petra S
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Incredibly well presented overview of the events leading to the Japanese occupation of Malaya and Singapore during WW2. The “Story of Strategy and Surrender” tour takes you around a former (and fortunately now air conditioned!) command bunker whilst unveiling the causes behind the British surrender...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Andrew G
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    A fascinating and thought provoking tour of the underground bunkers where the decisions were made to surrender in World War 2. Just the right mix of guided information, short films and life-like models. The Battlebox is located in Fort Canning Park, a wonderful park which...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Discover254012
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    What a great tour...Our guide was so knowledgeable and factual. The wall information in the Box was also very informative. My heart bleeds for the guys that were protecting both Malaya and Singapore. We are certainly the lucky generation to have had all these extremely...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank V8730DCjennye
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    Sorry I didn't get your question in time. I believe the afternoon sessions start at 1.30pm. If you don't get in try again as the guided tour is very well worth it and gives a differing perspective to what is generally... More
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