The 9.45am Battlebox tour for 5 January is full

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This Thursday (5 January), the regular 9.45am slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour has closed, as it is full.

All other time slots for the day are still open – 11am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

There is also a large number of school groups visiting the bunker in the morning for educational purposes, so participants on the 11am tour might find the bunker a bit noisier than usual.

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

New timing and dates for the Of Graves, Guns & Battles Tour

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Happy New Year!

There are changes to the timing and dates of the Of Graves, Guns & Battles Tour – the 2.5-hour tour that takes you through Fort Canning Hill and into the Battlebox on Mondays and Thursdays.

From tomorrow onward, the tour takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, starts at 2.30pm instead of 2pm, and ends at 5pm instead of 4.30pm.

Since today is a public holiday, there is no Of Graves, Guns & Battles Tour. The next Of Graves, Guns & Battles Tour takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2.30pm as stated above.

Thank you!

The Battlebox will remain open this holiday season

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It’s now the holiday season, but stories of strategy and surrender still must be told.

We are pleased to announce that the Battlebox and Battlebox Visitor Centre will remain OPEN for business as usual, today (Christmas Day), tomorrow (26 December, which is a public holiday in Singapore), New Year’s Day (1 January), and 2 January (which is also a public holiday in Singapore). Our tour timings remain unchanged.

However, for the 2.5-hour Of Graves, Guns & Battles tour, it will NOT be held on both Mondays above – 26 December and 2 January. The GGB Tours for 29 December and 5 January – both Thursdays – will take place as per normal.

Happy holidays!

The Battlebox – now the 2nd best museum in Singapore

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The Battlebox has reopened for only 10 months, but on TripAdvisor, we have now accumulated almost 300 reviews, and are now ranked #15 out of 779 “things to do in Singapore”, and #2 out of 98 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!

A new route to the Battlebox (reminder)

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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.

This is because Park Mall itself is currently undergoing demolition.

This means the map and directions on our Battlebox brochures are outdated. We will print a new map and directions in the next print run.

Meanwhile, we have planned a new route for you from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station to the Battlebox. Please click here for a detailed Visual Guide. The new route reflects the latest changes to the landscape caused by the demolition works.

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 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…