The Battlebox’s first ever Instameet

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On 5 November, heritage tour company Journeys Pte. Ltd. organised an “Instameet” for 25 photography / Instagram enthusiasts. They embarked on one of its tours, Through Fog & Fire – The Battle for Singapore 1942, which brought them from the Battlebox to Kranji War Cemetery.

Some of our visitors posted pictures of the Battlebox on their Instagram accounts. Thank you for spreading word about this historical monument on your social media platforms!

Check out mentions of the Battlebox through the hashtag #battleboxsg on Instagram. 

The Battlebox also has its own Instagram account. Follow us here!

This event was jointly organised by Journeys, the Singapore Tourism Board, Edelman and Explore Singapore.

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Lest we forget…

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Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day as it is known throughout the Commonwealth, is commemorated on 11 November every year to honour the brave men and women in uniform who have fallen in battle.

It was on this day in 1918 that the Armistice between the Allied Powers and the German Empire was signed, bringing the hostilities of World War I (WWI) to an end.

Today, many nations throughout the Commonwealth commemorate Remembrance Day by holding solemn memorial services, of which the red poppy has become an established symbol.

The red poppy is reminiscent of the fields of Flanders, a site of brutal battles that took place on the Western Front in WWI. After the battles, poppies bloomed in the area; the poppies became a symbol of the blood shed in war.

We at the Battlebox honour those who have fallen by wearing red poppies on our clothing through the month of November.

Lest we forget…

The Battlebox’s first ever Instameet

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This Saturday, 5 November, heritage tour company Journeys Pte. Ltd. will be organising an “Instameet” for 25 photography / Instagram enthusiasts, embarking on one of its tours, Through Fog & Fire – The Battle for Singapore 1942.

The tour, which will start at 10am and end at 1.30pm, will take participants to the Battlebox and Kranji War Cemetery. Transport will be provided.

Interested? Sign up here!

Check out the event post on Explore Singapore’s Instagram account.

The Battlebox also has its own Instagram account. Follow us here!

This event is jointly organised by Journeys, the Singapore Tourism Board, Edelman and Explore Singapore.

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A new route to the Battlebox

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To all who are planning to walk up Fort Canning Hill to the Battlebox from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, please take note: The staircase next to Park Mall has closed.

We have planned a new route for you from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station to the Battlebox. Please click here for a detailed Visual Guide.

If you have further queries on how to get to the Battlebox, please call the Visitor Centre on +65 6338 6133, or email us at enquiry@battlebox.com.sg.

Thank you!

The Changi Museum – number one again!

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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.