The Battlebox has reopened for only six months, but on TripAdvisor, we have now accumulated 120 reviews, and are now ranked #24 out of 741 “things to do in Singapore”, and #4 out of 96 museums in Singapore!
We will like to thank each and every one of you who have given the Battlebox such wonderful reviews. Your compliments and feedback continuously spur us on to give the best in our tours and service.
Despite the odds and the challenges, we will continue to do our very best to ensure your visit to the Battlebox is a fruitful and memorable one.
Once again, thank you for your support – your ticket price goes entirely towards paying for the maintenance and survival of the Battlebox as a crucial historical site in Singapore.
Please keep the reviews and feedback coming in!
We are constantly working hard to improve the Battlebox experience and acquire fresh artefacts, archival material and wartime 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, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you very much!
Published online by the Seven West Travel Club (Australia)
Byline: Stephen Scourfield
We’re always looking for new experiences in familiar places, and have discovered an insight into Australian history in Singapore.
Battlebox in Singapore is a former WWII-era underground command centre in the heart of the city, which was used by the British and Allied forces during WWII.
It was where the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on February 15, 1942 — the largest capitulation in British military history, including the surrender of some 15,000 Australian soldiers.
After the Battlebox closed a few years ago, Singapore History Consultants, a private heritage consultancy, took over the bunker premises a couple of years ago. After a titanic effort resolving maintenance and structural issues with the ageing place, they reopened the Battlebox in February.
Now, they are encouraging Australians to visit. Entrance into the Battlebox is through guided tours only; there are up to five guided tours a day, each lasting about 60 to 75 minutes.
Interested in joining the Battlebox Team?
This month, on 9 August, Singapore celebrates its National Day, the day it left the Federation of Malaysia in 1965 to become an independent city-state. Every National Day, Singaporeans remember our past and how far we’ve come in just 51 years.
On selected dates in August, the Battlebox will be extending a special offer to all Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents: