The Changi Museum – number one again!


The Changi Museum, another museum run by the Singapore History Consultants (the private heritage consultancy that runs the Battlebox), recently won top spot in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award for the Top 10 Museums in Singapore!

This is the second year in a row Changi Museum has become the #1 Museum in Singapore under TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award.

The Changi Museum is also the only winner from Singapore to be featured in the Asia list for 2016. It is ranked 16th in Asia, moving up five spots from its previous ranking of #21 in Asia last year.

Well done Changi Museum!

Visitors to the Battlebox are encouraged to visit the Changi Museum afterward, because while the Battlebox focuses on the causes of the defeat of Singapore during WWII, the Changi Museum carries on the story from the surrender of Singapore, focusing on the stories of the POWs from 1942 to 1945 and beyond.

See Changi Museum’s ranking on TripAdvisor here.

The Battlebox – now the 4th best museum in Singapore

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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!

Call for research material

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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, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much!

National Day promotion for the month of August


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:

(Updated) National Day Promo

No 2.45pm Battlebox tour for 1 August


Tomorrow (1 August), the regular 2.45pm slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to allow a school group to visit the Battlebox.

The Battlebox will be open for the other two time slots on that day – 1.30pm and 4pm.

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