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Review of Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso
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Owner description: This historic fort was part of Singapore's defenses for decades.
India
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not very interesting and in the Singapore heat the walking is too much for too little. The kids can basically go to the laser shooting game which is perhaps the only enjoyable thing in the attraction

Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Laser tag”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went up to Fort Siloso and saw the history behind Singapore's involvement in WW2. We then went and had a run around the indoor maze and played laser tag with another family. Good reasonably priced fun for what it was.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Interesting historic site in need of some TLC”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are interested in history, particularly in the history of Singapore, and/or looking to escape the theme park atmosphere that seems to prevail on Sentosa Island, you should consider a visit to Fort Siloso.

Built as a defence against sea invasion from the south, the Fort was used as a prisoner-of-war camp during the Japanese Occupation and finally converted into a military museum in 1974.

There are different colour-coded self-guided tours visitors can choose from and as long as there are no ‘Laser-tagging games’ (which seem to be the museum’s second revenue stream) scheduled (check ahead), visitors can freely explore the complex which includes former living quarters, underground shelters (a.k.a. casemates), lookouts and cannons. There’s memorabilia (I found myself moved by a letter from a young British soldier to his mother, describing his first impressions upon arrival and the daily camp routine.), maps, film clips and photographs as well as life-size displays of both the British Surrender and the Japanese surrender.

Yes, the museum could do with a bit of a makeover - at the very least the displays need a thorough dusting-off - but overall I thought it was one of the more interesting and unique sights on Sentosa Island.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A great attraction is now a game.”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Skip Fort Siloso. If you have any interest in history there are better museums in Singapore. This attraction is now a laser tag game park. A third (all of tunnel A and Siloso Point) are off limits for a game company that offers a laser combat. I would suggest anyone interested in history visit the Ford Factory or Bukit Chandu and accept that this once great attraction is now all about playing a game. The exhibits are rotting (uniforms falling off the figures), closed, or restricted to those playing "combat skirmish".

This war memorial is now part of the theme park that is Sentosa and best to be avoided.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A bit of history...a little boring”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Maybe we were a bit hot and tired, but Fort Siloso was a bit boring. Did have a few good displays and the kids had fun playing laser tag.

Visited July 2013
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