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It's a bit off the beaten path, but it's well worth visit. The fort and it's surrounding infrastructure are surprisingly large, and, whilst maintained, are still in a pretty much original state (unusual for Singapore where everything old is removed and replaced for new).
If you're looking for something different to do on a cloudy day on Sentosa Island, then this is a great place to learn about some of the history of Singapore. The Skywalk is a great place to start your visit and to get a view...More
A wonderful look at the importance of the fort and its tunnels in protecting the harbour and the nation over the last 200 years. A lot of thought and effort has gone into this fabulous historic site. My son and I voted this as equal...More
Have not been here for decades and bring back memories.
Took the new skywalk (beautiful views of Harbourfront and surrounding islands) to reach the Fort.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes for exploring all the fort and various trails.
Should factor in a couple of hours...More
Great experience, good way to learn history. Very interesting way to experience Singapore differently. Unfortunately, I did not plan enough time for the visit and was not expecting long trails. Else would have taken appropriate shoes to get the most of the hill.
We absolutely loved this part of the Island. They have made it very informative and there is so much to see. We certainly did not expect to be there so long. The history is great and the way they have set it up really takes...More
Didn’t know much about Singapore’s history of war but this place helped me to learn about all of it in an interactive way, Everything is explained do well and the displays are better than I have seen anywhere. If you love history and want to...More
At one end of Sentosa is the historic coastal fort of Siloso. You can get to it via the cable car which I did or by other means of free transfers. It is a free attraction and you can enter wia a skydeck which has...More
Response from Charlie-The-Dog | Reviewed this property |
Here's the cheeky option - grab the free shuttle bus from Vivo City for Shangri-La Sentossa resort hotel (goes every 20 mins) - you get onto the Island for free and Fort Siloso is at the entrance to the hotel
Response from SentosaOfficial | Property representative |
Hi David B,
Thank you for visiting Fort Siloso!
The Surrender Chambers within Fort Siloso is not the exact location where the surrender documents were signed. However, the Surrender Chambers house two commemorative life... More
Hi David B,
Thank you for visiting Fort Siloso!
The Surrender Chambers within Fort Siloso is not the exact location where the surrender documents were signed. However, the Surrender Chambers house two commemorative life size wax re-enactments of two significant WW2 moments in Singapore’s history which have been on display in Sentosa since the 1970s.
The first set showed the British Surrender of Singapore under command of Gen Percival to the invading Japanese forces under Gen Yamashita on 15 Feb 1942. The surrender meeting took place in the Ford Factory in Singapore. This event marked the Fall of Singapore which was considered as an impregnable fortress of the British Empire and the impact of this surrender was felt not only by the British and Australian POWs but also the people of Singapore whose life changed and they lived the hardship of the 3 and half years of Japanese occupation rule.
The second set showed the surrender ceremony of the Japanese forces of South East Asia to the Allied forces under the Supreme Command of Lord Louis Mountbatten on 12 Sep 1945, it took place at the Municipal Building in Singapore. This event marked the moment of victory for the Allied Forces in WW2 war against the Japanese invasion of SE Asia and a relief for the people of Singapore.
These two wax re-enactments are commemorative milestones of the WW2 events in Singapore, they marked the beginning and end of a very difficult and dark period of Japanese Occupation and which changed the history of Singapore.
Cheers & hope to see you on the Island soon!
Sentosa, The State of Fun
5 nights 6 days in singapore tips and iternary (0 Replies)
Well singapore is my favourite destination and I have personally been there 3 times last year and once recently. Since a friend needed some help , I thought I should post these tips which may help some fellow travelers(focused on indian travelers) Please feel free to ask specific question, if any.All other friends are also invited for queries. Let's plan your iternary and take some tips and some are real secrets : Tips: 1. Don't plan or book your tour through a tour company with same...More
May 27, 2014|
Itinerary help (4 Replies)
I am planning our trip to Singapore in a couple of weeks, I have been trawling through TA and have come up with a plan. My husband and I will be travelling with our 5 and 7 yo boys. Arrive 3/8/18 at 5.20pm, we are staying at Treetops so will check in then pop out for some dinner on Orchard Rd **Suggestions** Saturday - Botanic Gardens in the morning the back to hotel and then head out mid arvo to GBTB to check out the domes and the kids can have a play, then dinner at Satay by the Bay then...More
July 21, 2018|
What does arvo mean? >>Suggestions for dinner on Sentosa, are there any Hawker market style places? << Malaysian Food Street. It is very busy during mealtimes though so try to go before or after. Alternatively, take the monorail to Vivocity where there are 2 food courts (Kopitiam and Food Republic) and Seam Im Food Centre (hawker centre) is across the road.
7D6N Itinerary (12 Replies)
Thanks to inputs from few forum champions, I have created 7D6N itinerary as below. Idea is to create not too hectic yet meaningful coverage to gardens/parks, Sentosa and museums. FYI, We are family of 3, couple + 10yr old kid Day 1: ========= --> Check-in, relax, Lunch --> Reach River safari by 4 pm (need to be careful on boat timing, can one book a slot or its first come first serve basis) --> start Night Safari by 8 pm Day 2: ========= --> Zoo (+breakfast with...More
April 08, 2017|
Day 2 ) I think 4pm is a more realistic finshingbtime at the zoo. Assume you will be too tired to anything requiring walking afterwards. Day 4) iFly and Dolphin Island require brebooking, possiblly well in advance. Allow time to account for training and variable finish times and travel between the two places. Day 5) Avoid USS on a Sunday, the express pass won't save you - only on certain raises and only single use per ride (we make sure we on the Transformers and Mummy rides at least 3...More