Some Battlebox tour slots for 21, 22, 23 June closed; slots opened for 26 June

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Due to a large number of group tours this week, several regular slots for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour have to be closed.

This Wednesday (21 June), the regular 11am slot is closed.

This Thursday (22 June), the regular 1.30pm and 2.45pm slots are closed.

This Friday (23 June), the regular 1.30pm and 2.45pm slots are closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and also for the short notice.

On the other hand, since next Monday (26 June) is a public holiday (the day after Hari Raya Puasa), there will be five regular tour slots instead of three – 9.45am, 11am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.


Mother’s Day promotion

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This Mother’s Day, take Mom on a free guided tour of the Battlebox!

Mom joins free-of-charge if you register as a family of 4 at with the code FREE4MOM. Explore an authentic WWII underground bunker with our knowledgeable guides as they reveal to you the true causes that led to the Fall of Singapore in just 70 days!

Validity date: 14 – 21 May 2017

Tour time slots (subject to availability):
Mondays: 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4pm.
All other days: 9.45am, 11am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4pm.

– This promotion is valid from 14 to 21 May 2017 and is subject to availability.
– Free tour for 1 mother when you pay for 3 Adult / Child tickets. Tickets are priced at $18 each for Adults and $9 for Children 7-12 years old.
– Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.
– Registration is confirmed only after you have received a confirmation email from the Battlebox Team. Please come at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour to the Battlebox Visitor Centre to make payment and collect your tickets.
– This promotion is not valid with other discounts, vouchers or membership privileges.

Anzac Day


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…

We are now #11 in Singapore – and still the top museum in Singapore

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Dear visitors to the Battlebox – thank you very much for your wonderful reviews. The Battlebox has achieved another milestone – it has climbed one spot to become #11 out of 792 “things to do in Singapore” on TripAdvisor!

Of course, it is still the #1 museum in Singapore on TripAdvisor too.

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!

Erroneous information about the Battlebox

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We are aware of many visitors coming to the Battlebox Visitor Centre with erroneous information about the Battlebox – wrong opening hours, wrong website, or being unaware that one needs to enter the Battlebox through a guided tour happening at fixed times every day. You may have acquired such erroneous information from an old guidebook or third-party website which has not been updated.

This is because the current management of the Battlebox took over the place only several years ago, and is not affiliated with the previous management of the space. Now, we are in the laborious process of tracking down all guidebooks and websites presenting incorrect information about the operations of the Battlebox, and trying to get them to make the necessary corrections. In the meantime, please refer to the section on this website titled Visitor Information, for correct information about the operations of this historical site.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

If you have any queries about the Battlebox and the Battlebox Visitor Centre, feel free to drop us an email at

If you have a guidebook or chanced upon a website presenting erroneous information about the Battlebox, we will like to know what it is so that we can reach out to the right parties to make the right clarifications. Please also drop us an email at

Once again, thank you!

A tip when taking a taxi to the Battlebox Visitor Centre

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We have received feedback from our visitors that many taxi drivers in Singapore are not aware of the location of the Battlebox, how to drive there, and even what the Battlebox is in the first place.

If you are taking a cab to the Battlebox Visitor Centre, we suggest telling your driver this: “Please drive to the roundabout outside the Hotel Fort Canning”.

More drivers are aware of the Hotel Fort Canning and where it is on Fort Canning Hill, so there is a better chance they can find their way there. When you are heading up the hill, please remind them to stop at the roundabout next to the entrance of the hotel, instead of heading into the hotel grounds itself.

The Battlebox Visitor Centre is right next to the roundabout (below). There, you can get your Battlebox tour tickets, find out more about the Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill, or just enjoy the air-conditioning and cool down from the tropical heat outside 🙂

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