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“Best Historical Tour Ever”
Review of Battlebox

Battlebox
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US$13.54*
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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
Ranked #12 of 894 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A former underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was part of the Malaya Command Headquarters during World War II. It was here that Lt-Gen Percival made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Journey back in time to 1942 and discover the true causes of the Fall of Singapore and learn how an underground command centre functioned during the war.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have just finished doing a tour of The Battlebox. Irdianty was exceptionally good at taking her vast academic knowledge of Singapore history and making it accessible and interesting for every day people. A rare skill. The museum is well done and the air conditioning most welcome! Thank you Irdianty and Battlebox for an interesting and riveting afternoon.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

You like history and knowing why thins are like they are? This visit is amazing! It explains everything concerning the history of Singapore! It's not expensive and you really can't miss it!

Thank Madeleine D
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I read about this tour on trip advisor and it definitely did not disappoint! Our tour guide is very knowledgeable and it does gives you a very good understanding of the history of a particular moment when the British is fighting against the Japanese in WW2. Do note that the tour has specific start timings, so check out their website in advice to plan the arrival times!

Thank Mcyy
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Excellent place to come to understand the circumstances of how WW2 was brought on to Singapore, and what happens when you underestimate your enemy. The guides are fantastic and point they deliver will fascinate you.

Thank Causewayman
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

I must say that this tour surpasses all my expectations and it’s conducted in such a great standard by our tour guide Nancy. The Battle of Singapore history came alive as we went through room by room and watched the amazing re-enactment of major historical scenes. I learnt a great knowledge during the 1.5 hour tour. The pace was done very well and time flies so fast! It’s air conditioned inside so don’t worry about feeling stuffy at all. Taking photos and videos inside is not allowed so here’s a photo of the entrance. This tour is so worth it so don’t miss it guys!

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