Visit the former British underground command center in Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, and learn the story of the headquarters for the Malaya Command army that defended Singapore during World War II
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Duration 75 minutes
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Enter the room where the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders surrendered Singapore
See a reconstruction of an air defense plotting room
Discover how the Battlebox was a self-sufficient command center during World War II
Journey back to a fateful February morning in 1942 when surrender stared the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders in the face after 70 days of brutal fighting in Malaya and Singapore. Once known as an “impregnable fortress” of the British Empire, Singapore was about to fall.
Enter the Battlebox command center and investigate the momentous decision to surrender the city to the Japanese, marking the beginning of the end of the British Empire and the start of Singapore's darkest chapter.
Take an English-language guided tour of the museum to learn the causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history.”