Singapore Battlebox And Fort Canning Hill Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Learn all about thestoried history of Fort Canning Hill in the heart of the Singapore, dating back to the 14th century. With your guide, you'll venture deep underground into the Battlebox, a former World War II command centre where the decision to surrender Singapore was made and gain deeper insight into Singapores wartime history. Dont miss this exhilarating journey back in time at the once Forbidden Hill!

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide atthe Battlebox Visitor Centre at Canning Hill in Singapore. At thishistoric spotin the heart of the city, you'll tracethe rise and fall of great empires. Hear stories of rulers who commanded from the hill and the empire builders who were buried on its slopes. Discover the world-changing story of a humble spice.

Visit graves in the cemetery, see the colonial fort, and re-live one of the most important battles in history. Hear tales of theformer WWII command center at Battlebox, where the decision to surrender Singapore marked the beginningof the end tothe mighty British Empire. Dont miss this newly curated experience atone of Singapores most fascinatingnature parks, where your 2.5-hour tour concludes.

Inclusions

English speaking licensed guide

Get admission to Battlebox

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Fort Canning Park

Entry/Admission - Keramat Sultan Iskandar Shah

Entry/Admission - Battlebox

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance

Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Nov-2022

    The guide was terrific. Very enthusiastic. Kept things lively and time flew despite the rain. Very good overview of the fort and history of Singapore.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Nancy our guide was very well prepared and made us leave Singapore with a good intention to come back. Thank you

  • 12-Oct-2022

    This is a must if you are into history. Brilliant experience going around the battlebox and lots of interesting information as you move around. Even if you are not into history its well worth going to see. Highly recommend this.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Helena was an amazing tour guide. Her knowledge of Fort Canning and its history was endless. She kept her audience captivated with her stories and encouraged participation. The bunker museum was a highlight of the tour for us. Our only negative was that we got lost trying to find the visitors centre as we entered from the Fort Canning MRT section, not enough signage for clear direction.

  • 19-Jun-2022

    Helena was the best informed historical guide ever. She was able to answer every question. More importantly, she made us feel welcome and comfortable to ask questions.

  • 16-Jan-2021

    Helena provided an enjoyable experience - interesting stories and nicely paced history to help the group really grasp the incredible history and events that have happened all in one location. Battlebox is extremely well presented, plus a lovely cool escape from the heat.

  • 28-Feb-2020

    This is a great historical place to visit, the tour gives you a full insight of how the hill fort was constructed and it’s change of use over the years including the occupation of the Japanese during WWII and the British. Our tour guide Joanne was a lovely informative person who detailed the history of Battlebox and made it interesting to listen to.... Plus she had a lovely smile, always a bonus. Also whilst we where visiting Singapore the “ COVID-19” Virus was on alert. The persons running this tour took all precautions for our safety and well being. Not many photos as these cannot be taken inside the Battlebox. Also worth a visit as the whole park is wonderful. Definitely worth a visit 👍

  • 05-Feb-2020

    I really enjoyed this walking tour around Fort Canning Park and the Battlebox. It packs 700 years of history into a couple of hours, including a focused look at the events of WW2 from within the Battlebox itself. Spending time learning about the history of the wider site (and country) gave context to the events of the war and enriched my understanding. My guide, Joanne, was knowledgeable, personable and humorous. If you're into history, then this is the walking tour for you!

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Had booked for this tour a couple of months beforehand (together with the 'Changi Coach Tour'), as this extended tour was only run a couple of times a week and I wanted to ensure a place. Whilst my history interest is primarily WW2 (and hence the Battlebox part of the tour would be of prime interest for me), the whole site of Fort Canning Hill goes back well before then to the early colonial era if not before, and our Tour Guide - Wina - was extremely informative and provided a highly interesting and varied commentary. All in all, a worthwhile and very interesting hour an a half. Recommended! And thank you Wina!

  • 31-Jan-2020

    This tour covered the early Malay history of Singapore through the hill as the seat of the rulers’ & it’s ongoing significance as an early historical site. Our guide; Wei Wei; walked us through the historical development of the site from this early period through the early colonial period to present day. We covered all of the historical sites on Fort Canning hill. She was informative, pleasant, engaging & understanding with a very thorough historical knowledge. The tour of the battle box museum was particularly poignant. Our guide covered the battle for Singapore particularly well. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to gain an understanding of the history of Singapore from its early history through to the battle for Singapore & it’s aftermath. This tour was very good value for money. Thankyou Wei Wei 😊

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