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Meet your guide at the Battlebox Visitor Centre at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore. At this historic spot in the heart of the city, you'll trace the 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 the former WWII command center at Battlebox, where the decision to surrender Singapore marked the beginning of the end to the mighty British Empire. Don’t miss this exhilarating journey back in time at the once “Forbidden Hill", where your 2.5-hour tour concludes.
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Fort Canning Park
The Original Singapore Walks

Learn about the historic battles of Singapore on a 2.5-hour tour of the Battlebox, a former World War II command center located in the heart of the city. Follow an informative guide through the 26-room warren under Fort Canning Hill, an unsuspecting spot steeped in history. You’ll visit a cemetery and hear about the country’s fate from the 14th century to the modern era.

  • 2.5-hour tour of the Battlebox in Singapore
  • Explore the WWII command post underground
  • Visit graves and learn about battles at Fort Canning Hill
  • Hear historical narratives from an informative guide
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Reviewed July 7, 2018
Yet another quality walking tour from this company

We were keen to see the Battlebox after its re-opening and being able to do a full tour of Fort Canning was a bonus. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative, fun and personalised the tour with stories from his own stint in the Singapore Army. He...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Fascinating and informative. Not just for the history buffs, all will enjoy. My group had children and teenagers as well and they were equally interested.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile
A must for history buffs

This is a must if you have any historical interest in ww2. Very informative & moving tour. Just how did these men work in the conditions and decisions the made beggars belief. So glad they have brought this place back to life and educating all...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018
One of the most fascinating and controversial battles of all time comes to life here

I have never written a trip advisor review before, but this tour merits an exception. The tour of the Canning Hill Battlebox in Singapore is highly informative, enlightening and moving. Our guide, Sha, is simply the best we have ever had, in spite of much...More

1  Thank DJ W
Reviewed April 25, 2018
Excellent explanations of the British surrender to the Japanese in WW2

Visiting the British forces HQ at the time of the Japanese invasion made the history books come alive. I wanted to understand what went wrong and why the British surrendered and this was all explained by an excellent guide, Matthew as we moved through the...More

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