Discover the birthplace of Singapore and see a former World War II command center on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the city’s historic battle sites. Learn some of the history of the island nation, and visit graves, a colonial fort, and much more.
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Visit the former World War II command center of Singapore
Trace the history of ancient Singapura and its 5 kings
Learn more about the early settlers of Singapore
Re-create the battle that signaled the start of the end of the British Empire
Learn more about the history of Singapore through a walking tour of its graves and battle sites, and see an old colonial fort, a former World War II command center, and more.
Meet your guide at the Battlebox Visitor Center and tour the former command center of the Second World War built on the site where both the 14th-century “Singapora” and the modern-day city were born.
Tread lightly, looking for treasures that lie beneath the historic hill in the heart of the city. Trace the rise and fall of great empires, and hear stories of rulers who commanded the city from the hill. Follow in the footsteps of the empire-builders who were buried on its slopes. Discover the world-changing story of a humble spice.
Visit graves and a colonial fort to re-live one of the most important battles in the history of Singapore. Venture deep underground for an up-close look at the Battlebox command center, and hear how it was here that the decision to surrender Singapore was made, signaling the start of the end of the British Empire.
What’s Not Included
Food and drinks
Optional activity costs
When you get there
Battlebox Visitor Centre, 2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Hill
• This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water
• Private tours are available at different rates. Please inquire for more details
• Children below 7 years old are free of charge