To our friends from Australia and New Zealand – have a blessed Anzac Day.
May the sacrifices of all men and women in war never be forgotten.
Anzac Day (25 April) is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
25 April is the date of the start of the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 during the First World War, in what is now northwest Turkey. The campaign saw the deaths of more than 8,700 Australians and 2,700 New Zealanders, and marked the birth of national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand.
Lest we forget…
For Singapore, 1 May (Sunday) is a public holiday – Labour Day. Since the public holiday is a Sunday, the following day, 2 May (Monday), is also a public holiday.
For both days, the Battlebox and Visitor Centre will be OPEN for business as usual, with five tour slots on Sunday, and three slots on Monday, as per normal. Please come and visit us!
However, for the 2.5-hour Of Graves, Guns & Battles tour, it will NOT be held on 2 May (Monday). This tour will resume on 5 May (Thursday).
We are constantly working hard to improve the Battlebox experience and acquire fresh artefacts, archival material and wartime oral accounts, in order to attain more information about the Battlebox during WWII, and also to better tell the story of how and why Singapore fell in 1942.
If you have anything to contribute or share with us, be it original artefacts, old documents or wartime experiences, please email the Battlebox research team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much!
Welcome to the Battlebox!
After closing for a couple of years for renovations and infrastructural works, the Battlebox reopened with a soft launch on 13 February 2016.
In Phase 1 of reopening, the bunker will be open for English-language guided tours by a team of professional docents.
The official launch of the Battlebox will take place on 28 June 2016. More details will be revealed at a later time.
After that, Phase 2 of the reopening of the Battlebox will kick in, allowing the admission of free-and-easy visitors together with multimedia guides. We will also progressively install more exhibits and artefacts.
Phase 3, around the end of the year or in early 2017, will see us introducing 3D and 4D experiences depicting air, land and sea battles over Malaya and Singapore.
It’s an exciting time to work at the Battlebox!